By Hamid Khan Wazir
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of Palestine Ahmed Jawad A. Rabaei visited COMSTECH on the invitation of the Coordinator-General COMSTECH Professor Dr. M. Iqbal Chaudhary to discuss the mechanism for execution of 500 scholarships for Palestinian students recently and explore avenues of mutual cooperation in the area of science and technology.
Professor Chaudhary informed that the programme management unit has been established at COMSTECH to execute this programme. He said that Palestinian students would be fully facilitated for enrollment in Pakistani universities.
Professor Chaudhary also mentioned that online education facilities would also be provided to Palestinian students by Pakistani universities.
The Coordinator-General COMSTECH Professor Dr. M. Iqbal Chaudhary said that Palestinian people are under aggression and siege by occupant forces. They have limited access to higher education and research facilities. Over seven decades of occupation has systematically destroyed educational and socio-economic infra-structures of Palestinian state.
In order to support them, the COMSTECH launched a special program offering research fellowships, technicians training & workshop participation grants for Palestinian students.
Mr. Rabaei appreciated the COMSTECH announcement of scholarships and fellowships for Palestinian students and assured full participation of the government of Palestine and Embassy of Palestine in the scholarship program and its further facilitation for the implementation of this programme.
The Palestinian ambassador on the behalf of the government and Palestinian people thanked the COMSTECH, APSUP, and member institutions of the COMSTECH-MOFA Consortium of Excellence for offering 500 scholarships for Palestinian students.
Ahmed Jawad A. Rabaei appreciated the efforts and support extended by the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan to the Palestinian people.
The ambassador offered one million Olive trees to the COMSTECH for plantation in universities and institutions that have offered these scholarships. The COMSTECH and the embassy of Palestine agreed to work together expeditionary to chalk out the modalities of the work program.
Both the dignitaries exchanged souvenirs of memorandum.
The senior officials of the COMSTECH were also present in the meeting.