Bahrain—Javed Malik, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain and Saira Afzal Tarar Minister of National Health Services met with Shaikh Ahmed Bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa, Minister of Follow Up at Royal Court of His Majesty the King of Bahrain to finalise plans for establishment of King Hamad University of Nursing & Allied Medical Sciences in Islamabad. Speaking about the project, Ambassador Javed Malik said that “the state of the art University will be a gift from the King of Bahrain to the people of Pakistan and our meetings at the Royal court were aimed at agreeing a roadmap for construction with a view of starting the project later this year.
He said that additional meetings have also been held with Royal College of Surgeons school of Nursing (Bahrain Campus) with a view to developing globally accredited curriculum that imparts world class medical education in the field of nursing and allied medical sciences. The Ambassador said that in addition to the academic campus there will also be a residential facility and we are working closely with the Ministry of National Health Services to develop this as world class University in Pakistan. Minister Saira Afzal Tarar spent a busy day in Bahrain meeting senior officials and further meetings are planned for tomorrow with a view to ensuring that the project moves forward without any delay. Ambassador Javed Malik thanked His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa for his generous and gracious gift and said that ‘King Hamad University will be a icon of friendship between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Bahrain. He also expressed his appreciation to Shaikh Ahmed Bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa, Minister of Follow Up at Royal Court, Maj.General Dr. Shaikh Salman Bin Ateytalla Al Khalifa and the entire team for the continued support.—Email