Minister directs to ensure return of Pakistani students to China

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain has put top priority on resolving the issue of Pakistani students who are enrolled in Chinese Institutes.


Under the chairmanship of Rana Tanveer Hussain, a number of meetings have taken place between the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Aviation Division with the Cultural Counselor in the Chinese Embassy in order to start the return of Pakistani students to China.

A meeting in continuation of these efforts to resolve the issue of Pakistani students studying in China was held on May 13, 2022 under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Rana Tanveer.

In the meeting, it was decided that the process of returning Pakistani students will be immediately started in coordination with the Chinese government.

An initial list of approximately 161 students was provided by the HEC who will be returning back to China to continue their education via the first flight.

Rana Tanveer directed that a special chartered flight shall be arranged to ensure the return of the Pakistani students to China.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was directed to ensure the facilitation of Pakistani students with respect to their Visas.

The Cultural Counselor in the Chinese Embassy Zhang Heqing informed that 96 Visas have been issued and reiterated that the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad shall assist in providing permission by the Chinese government for a chartered flight to China.

It was decided that the relevant Chinese authorities will be requested for two-way operating special flight so that students in China can also be facilitated in coming back to Pakistan.

The Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain said that the issues of Pakistani students are of utmost importance and reiterated his resolve to ensure that the concerns of the Pakistani students will be addressed on priority basis.

Rana Tanveer directed the forum to ensure speedy execution so that the loss of education of Pakistani students can be minimized on emergency basis.

The minister also thanked the Chinese government for the support and called Pakistan and China iron brothers. He said that such cultural exchange will lead to enhanced bilateral relationship and trade.

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