Pakistan opens doors to 3,000 Afghan students

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HEC chairm­an says Pakist­an will contin­ue to welcom­e the pupils in every batch

A file photo of an Afghan student. PHOTO: REUTERS

A file photograph of an Afghan scholar. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: As many as three,000 greater schooling scholarships shall be supplied to Afghan college students in Pakistan in every batch below the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme.

This was introduced by Greater Schooling Fee of Pakistan (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed. This 12 months, the scholarships have been prolonged to MPhil and PhD programmes. Dr Ahmed was talking at an award ceremony for the second batch of three,000 Afghan college students on Thursday. The event was presided over by Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana and Afghan Ambassador Omer Zakhilwal.

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Additionally current on the event have been Afghan Schooling Minister’s Adviser Amanullah Faqiri and Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan.

Below the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme, the scholars would pursue their greater schooling at completely different universities of Pakistan in numerous fields together with medication, engineering, agriculture, administration and laptop science and so on.

These scholarships, awarded over a interval of 5 years, have been supplied after the success of the primary section of the programme which was launched in 2009. These college students, awarded scholarships within the first section, accomplished their research and returned to Afghanistan.

Dr Mukhtar welcomed the scholars who had been chosen for fully-funded scholarships on the high universities of Pakistan. The chairman stated the HEC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Schooling in Afghanistan, performed exams within the neighbouring nation and these candidates have been chosen for the primary section of the scholarship. “Furthermore, the advantage record for MPhil and PhD programmes was additionally in course of,” he added.

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In his closing remarks, the HEC chairman maintained that his organisation believed in person-to-person and institution-to-institution relations. “That is why we’re engaged on inviting Afghan college members of their universities to remain, reside and work right here in Pakistan. HEC will present assist in high quality assurance and human useful resource improvement of the Afghan schooling system. Now, time had come to spend energies on constructive issues as an alternative of losing time on destruction,” he added.

In the meantime, Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana stated Pakistan was happy with internet hosting Afghan college students in Pakistani universities. “After the completion of their research in Pakistan, these younger minds will change into ambassadors of Pakistan to Afghanistan.”

The governor burdened that younger Afghan college students have been the way forward for Afghanistan. “The extra we spend money on them, the better shall be our contribution within the capacity-building of Afghanistan,” he added.

Amanullah Faqiri advised college students that he was additionally a enterprise administration graduate from a Pakistani college. He requested college students to be brokers of change and take again their reminiscences and messages of peace again residence.

Omer Zakhilwal congratulated HEC for the ceremony and profitable completion of Section-I of the scholarship scheme and the launch of the second section. He stated Allama Iqbal was equally appraised, accredited and revered in Afghanistan as in Pakistan.

He stated the relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been multidimensional. “We’re celebrating one necessary dimension of scholar change. It’s the need and want of our individuals to maintain good relations with Pakistanis.”

Zahid Nasrullah Khan stated that literacy fee of ladies in Afghanistan was very low. “That’s the reason the federal government of Pakistan is providing 100 devoted scholarships to girls Afghan college students. No nation can progress with out offering schooling to their girls”. He stated the embassy of Pakistan to Afghanistan had a devoted officer to supply help to Afghan college students. He additional said that each month, the embassy of Pakistan to Afghanistan was issuing three,000 visas month-to-month and 350,000 yearly. “The Afghan college students who got scholarships in Section-I of the scheme additionally shared their opinions in regards to the general expertise of finding out in Pakistan.

Revealed in Zari Information, September 29th, 2017.

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