600 scholarships for Pakistani students approved from KSA; medical colleges to get Pakistani students.
Arshad Raza Bureau Chief
RIYADH: 600 scholarships were approved for Pakistani students by the Saudi government, said Rana Tanvir, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Education. He also promised to get more scholarships.
Rana Tanvir was here on an official visit to attend International Conference and Exhibition for Education in Riyadh in which 110 educational organizations from Saudi Arabia and 152 international education institutions participated.
Talking to newsmen, the federal minister said that he approved 600 scholarships for Pakistani children from the Saudi government. He also promised to get more scholarships.
Rana Tanvir also said: “The Saudi government also promised to set up an engineering university in Pakistan that will start work soon.”
Meanwhile, a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League (N) headed by Mahmoodul Haq Dogar, Senior Vice President PML-N Saudi Arabia also called on Rana Tanveer and discussed various issues regarding of Pakistani community here in Saudi Arabia.
Ameer Khurram Rathore, Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia was also present at the meeting.
The delegation comprised Adnan Iqbal Butt, senior leader; Zarar Khan Lashari, Engineer Zaheer Ahmad Mughal, and Farhan Aslam. In addition, Senior journalists Zakaullah Mohsin and Zahid Sharif were also present in the delegation.
The delegation discussed in detail the current political situation, community issues; children’s education, and educational issues.
Rana Tanvir also told the delegation that besides 600 scholarships for Pakistani students, medical college scholarships for Pakistani students in Saudi Arabia were also discussed in the meeting.
The federal minister and the ambassador assured the delegation of further improvement in the education sector with the consent of the government. The federal minister said that the Saudi government will also be approached for scholarships for these medical students.