About us

Who We Are ?

National Endowment Scholarships for Talent (NEST) (“The Company”) is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to identify and develop unserved and under-served areas for providing the quality education throughout the country.

The main objective of the NEST is to provide scholarships to needy cum talented students, who do not have enough resources to continue their studies. 

“Poverty alleviation through nesting education”

“Our youths’ bright future should not be victim of circumstances”

How We Operate

NEST generates revenue from its Endowment fund to achieve its objectives. So far Endowment Fund of Rs 5.2 Billion invested and realised the profit over 1559 Million for scholarships and operational expenditure. We invests in Term Deposit Certificates (TDR), which is considered the safest available investment at competitive rates provided by top banks of Pakistan.

Endowment Fund

Generate profit through Investment

Disburse 90% profit in Scholarship



Mr. Madad Ali Sindhi Hon. Minister FE&PT (Chairperson)
Mr. Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry Secretary – Ministry of FE&PT
Mr. Muhammad Saleem Ahmad Ranjha Global Tech and Social Entrepreneur
Mr. Imdad Ullah Bosal Secretary (or representative) – Finance Division
Mr. Syed Junaid Akhlaq Additional Secretary - FE&PT
Dr. Shaista Sohail ED HEC
Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh President – The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Mr. Jawad Amin President (or representative) – Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery Council
Mr. Arshad Mahmood Artist
Ms. Hina Tayyaba Khalil VC PIFD

Audit Committee

Scholarship Committee

HR Committee


CEO Federal Secretary M/o FE&PT / Acting CEO NEST 
Hajra Sohail General Manager
Mr. Hameed Khan Niazi​ CFO
Mazhar Amir  Manager MIS

CEO – CFO – CIA – Company Secretary – Manager HR & Admin – Manager Scholarship – Manager MIS