UoP received Rs4.5m under Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Programme

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Under the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship program for the University of Peshawar (UoP) 2022, the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad has issued Rs. 4.5 million for deserving students of the university. Through China Study Centre (CSC), UoP, the amount will be distributed amongst the deserving students of the University, Gwadar Pro reported it on Thursday.

In this regard, Dr. Zahid Anwar, Director CSC and Pro Vice Chancellor UoP visited the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad to receive a cheque of Rs. 4.5 million from Ambassador Nong Rong. On this occasion, both officials discussed a variety of issues including China-Pak cooperation in education, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), etc.

Ambassador Nong Rong said that UoP is an important partner for China and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province to strengthen cultural exchanges and think-tank cooperation. “The embassy is willing to continue to maintain close cooperation with UoP to promote people-to-people bonds between China and Pakistan, and to enhance the friendship between the young generation of the two brotherly neighboring countries,” an official statement quoted the Ambassador as saying.

Prof. Zahid Anwar briefed the ambassador on seminars, workshops, conferences, Chinese language courses, the launching of the Journal of Pakistan-China Studies, and the approval of BS, MS, and Ph.D. courses from statutory bodies, etc.

Mr. Anwar informed that UoP has signed MOUs with high-ranking Chinese Universities for academic cooperation, a field study of Gwadar Deep Sea Port, collaboration with other Pakistani Universities and the Chinese Study Center for promoting China Studies in Pakistan, Under the guidelines of CPEC Consortium of China Pakistan Universities, BRI, CPEC, and many other regional and global issues. During the meeting, Bao Zhong, a Political Counselor, and other officials of the Embassy were also present.