First batch of 161 Pakistani students will be returning back to China soon: Tanveer

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Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain has put top priority on resolving the issue of Pakistani students who are enrolled in Chinese Institutes. Under the chairmanship of Rana Tanveer Hussain, a number of meetings have taken place between Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Higher Education Commission and Aviation Division with the Cultural Counselor in Chinese Embassy in order to start the return of Pakistani students to China.

A meeting in continuation of these efforts to resolve the issue of Pakistani students studying in China was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Rana Tanveer. In the meeting it was decided that the process of returning Pakistani students will be immediately started in coordination with the Chinese government. An initial list of approximately 161 students was provided by HEC who will be returning back to China to continue their education via the first flight. Federal Minister Rana Tanveer directed that a special chartered flight shall be arranged to ensure the return of the Pakistani students to China. Ministry of Foreign Affairs was directed to ensure facilitation of Pakistani students with respect to their Visas. Mr. Zhang Heqing, Cultural Counselor in Chinese Embassy informed that 96 Visas have been issued and reiterated that Chinese Embassy in Islamabad shall assist in providing permission by the Chinese government for a chartered flight to China.

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