The United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi, said thousands of students now had access to education in Swat — district of Pakistan, owing to the schools built by the UAE.
‘This is one of the UAE projects to assist Pakistan,’ Al-Zaabi said. ‘I am very happy to see the dividends that girls and boys have already started this year’s studies,’ he was quoted by Arab News as saying.
The initiative depicts the vision of the UAE leadership to ‘invest in people, invest in (new) generation,’ the envoy said stressing that education was equally important for every nation. The educational institutions built under a joint initiative by the UAE-PAP currently have more than 30,000 students enrolled in Swat.