KABUL, Afghanistan: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul on Saturday organized a pre-orientation session for 800 Afghan students proceeding for joining their universities and colleges all over Pakistan for the academic year 2020-21.
The Afghan Minister of Higher Education Dr. Abass Basir was the Chief Guest at the function.
In his welcome address, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan emphasized that valuable assistance provided by Pakistan to Afghanistan in the higher education sector is contributing to the capacity building of Afghanistan.
The ambassador added that more than 50,000 Afghans educated in Pakistan were serving Afghanistan’s public and private sector institutions.
Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad urged the students proceeding to Pakistan in this batch to benefit from this opportunity and come back and serve Afghanistan in its national development.
The envoy also made several proposals for improvement and strengthening Afghanistan’s higher education sector.
The Afghan Minister of Higher Education Dr. Abass Basir thanked the government of Pakistan for the provision of these scholarships.
Dr. Abass Basir asked successful students to utilize this opportunity for their educational, professional, and skill development.
The Afghan minister also welcomed the proposal to strengthen collaboration with Pakistan in the field of higher education, capacity building, and research and development.
The Afghan students proceeding to Pakistan looked forward to this opportunity for receiving higher education in leading Pakistani universities and institutions which will offer better career prospects and lives as well as making a contribution to the progress and development of their Country.