COMSTECH has announced 500 scholarships for Palestinian students and scholars in partnership with Association of Private Sector Universities of Pakistan, and member institutions of COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence.
It was stated by Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General, COMSTECH while addressing a press conference at COMSTECH office on Tuesday.
He stated that over 370 scholarships for Palestinian students have been committed by 24 member institutions of APSUP, while 130 scholarships have been promised by public sector universities of COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence.
Iqbal Choudhary, said that Palestinian people are under aggression and siege by occupant forces. Palestinians now have limited access to higher education and research facilities.
Over seven decades of occupation has systematically destroyed educational and socio-economic infra-structures of Palestinian state.
In order to support them, COMSTECH launched a special program offering research fellowships, technicians training & workshop participation grants for Palestinian students, and today’s announcement is first milestone achieved under this program, he said.
Murtaza Noor, Media Advisor to Coordinator General COMSTECH and Coordinator Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences appreciated the gesture of Pakistani universities for offering scholarships to the students of the state of Palestine.
He said that in collaboration with concerned organizations and partner universities, proper mechanism would be chalked out for placement of Palestinian students.