Pakistan offers 1000 fully-funded scholarships to Sri Lankan students

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is offering 1000 Allama Iqbal Scholarships to Sri Lankan students over a period of 5 years under the Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Program.

The scholarships provide an opportunity for Sri Lankan students to visit Pakistan and pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs in Engineering Sciences, Basic and Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

The scholarships offer full tuition fee, accommodation allowances, study allowances and one-time return air ticket.

The program is open to candidates from any background, and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will study in top ranked Pakistani universities.

At a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (Jan. 26), the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak updated the Prime Minister on the status of the program.

High Commissioner Khattak also informed the Prime Minister of a proposal to have “street libraries” in Colombo.

The Prime Minister welcomed the idea and also requested the Pakistani High Commission to consider mobile libraries for the other provinces around the country where students find greater difficulty in accessing educational resources.

The discussion also focused on how Sri Lanka and Pakistan can further strengthen and intensify collaborations on counterterrorism by sharing information and experiences. The High Commissioner said Pakistan would be willing to help said, “We will extend all possible support.” (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. This is a great support Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan is offering to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ease the demand for University entrance/education that many thousands of qualified AL students are bottled necked and suffering without a place in the higher educational institutions in Sri Lanka even though they are qualified.
    At a time when Sri Lanka is trying to bring about “CHANGES” in Social Justice, Economical Revival and create a better knowledgeable Nation, this arrangement offered, will be a strength of pillar to Sri Lanka, Insha Allah. I am sure that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and PM Mahinda Rajapaksa will put in place a “FAIR and JUST SELECTION DUE PROCESS” for the selection of these students to be recommended for these scholarships irrespective of PARTY POLITICS, COMMUNAL AND RELIGIOUS BAIS and FREE from any LOBBYING POWER, Insha Allah.
    “THE MUSLIM VOICE” wishes that 50% of the scholarships should be made available to the women of all communities represented, Insha Allah. “THE MUSLIM VOICE” wishes to express their since thanks and gratitude to PM Imran Khan, The people of Pakistan and the Government of Pakistan for this generous offer made.
    Pakistan has always remained a true friend of Sri Lanka since the independence of both our friendly Nations. They proved it beyond expectation coming forward as the first Nation to support our TRI-FORCES to eradicate the ruthless LTTE in May 2009.
    A Special Note for the attention of PM Imran Khan and the Government of Pakistan (Pakistan Higher Commissioner to Sri Lanka) – PAKISTAN SHOULD OFFER 1000 MILKING COWS (TROPICALIZED SHAIWAL BREED) THAT WILL SUIT BEST TO SRI LANKA’S DAIRY FARMING ON BILATERAL AID ASSISTANCE TO REVIVE AND DEVELOP THE RURAL DAIRY FARMING AND BREEDING INDUSTRY OF SRI LANKA TO MAKE SRI LANKA SELF SUFFICIENT IN LOCAL MILK PRODUCTION.
    “THE MUSLIM VOICE” has been suggesting through it’s comments to Pakistan on this matter for many months and hope that Pakistan Authorities will give some positive response to this suggestion, Insha Allah. This will help former minister Basil Rajapaksa and President Mahinda Rajapaksa to implement development of local agriculture and animal husbandry, dairy farming and “RURAL ECONOMY as envisaged in the election manifest – “VISTAS OF PROSPERITY AND SPLENDER” in 2019 and now, Insha Allah.
    Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLPP Stalwart and Convener “The Muslim Voice”.

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