China may increase number of scholarships
China is considering increase in number of scholarships for Pakistani students learning Chinese language and establishment of the Institute of Chinese Language Culture Conference in the universities of Peshawar and Abbottabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This was stated by Chinese diplomats while talking to a delegation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Islamabad. KP delegation was headed by Special Assistant to CM on Higher Education and Information, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani while the Chinese embassy was represented by Deputy Chief of Mission and Political Advisor, MD Zhoo Lian.
The delegation was informed that China annually provides 220 scholarships to graduate, post-graduate and doctorate level Pakistani students on which the KP delegation while keeping in view situation in the province demanded specification of quota for their students.
During the meeting, both sides expressed resolve that being sister provinces Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Xinjiang and sister cities Abbottabad and Kashgar will make special arrangements each other in head of special scholarships and educational facilities and one Education and Cultural Desk will also be established in Peshawar. Similarly, both sides said that China Alumni Association will also be established in which graduates from China will get opportunity to maintain contact.
The Chinese delegation also announced that besides sending of three nurses and three lecturers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 20-day training to China, at least six youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also be included 12-day Beijing Summer Camp while different local and regional scholarships’ opportunities will also be created in China.