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Pakistan to continue promoting education in Afghanistan

Pakistan to continue promoting education in Afghanistan

May 19, 2016 - 18:29

KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Syed Abrar Hussain, on Thursday reiterated his country’s resolve to continue efforts at promoting education in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Hussian was addressing the send-off ceremony organised for Afghan students at the Pakistaninfo-icon Embassy in Kabulinfo-icon, a statement from the Pakistan diplomatic mission said.

The ambassador said Pakistan had been offering fully-funded scholarship to Afghan students under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme since 2009.

He informed the participants that more than 600 Afghan students had been selected this year, who would proceed to Pakistan in the last week of the current month.

He congratulated the successful students and urged them to concentrate on their studies during their stay in Pakistan and, subsequently, play a positive role in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. 

Hussian also highlighted Pakistan’s contribution to Afghanistan’s development and strengthening its educationinfo-icon infrastructure.

He particularly mentioned the construction of Liaqat Ali Khan Engineering University in Balkh, Sir Syed Post Graduate Faculty of Sciences at Nangarhar University, Allama Iqbal Faculty of Arts at Kabul University, Rahman Baba School in Kabul and Rahman Baba Hostel in Kabul. 

The envoy said more than 35,000 Afghan students had graduated from Pakistani universities over the past three decades and they were now playing active role in their country’s development.  


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