Saudi govt announces scholarships for Balochistan students

Zubair Qureshi

Keeping in view the miseries and backwardness of the province of Baluchistan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and on a request by Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, has announced 50 scholarships for the poor and underprivileged students of Balochistan in undergraduate and graduate programmes in various Saudi universities.
In this regard, Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Syed Al-Maliki called on Chairman Senate Muhammad SadiqSanjrani at the Parliament House here on Friday and briefed him about the scholarships besides exchanging views on matter of mutual interests.
The visiting ambassador said the Saudi scholarship also includes tuition fee and other necessary expenses besides a monthly stipend to cater for the expenses.
He informed the Chairman Senate that number of scholarships would be doubled in the next year to facilitate more students from the province of Baluchistan.
He also lauded the efforts and contribution of Chairman Senate for the socio-economic prosperity of the people of province of Baluchistan.
In the meeting, matters pertaining to mutual interests also came under discussion. Chairman Senate said both Pakistan and Saudi Arab shared identical views on promotion of regional peace and security and can play effective role in promoting peace and harmony.

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