131 Pakistanis awarded scholarships to study in China
Islamabad: Chinese government this year awarded 131 new scholarships to Pakistani students enabling them to obtain higher-level education from bachelors to PhD degree from top Chinese universities.
Admission letters for availing the scholarship were handed over to the students at a ceremony held here on Tuesday at the Chinese Embassy. Out of 131, 107 students were given scholarships on the recommendations of Ministry of inter-Provincial Coordination, said Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong while speaking at the ceremony that was also attended by the Raja Muhammad Nadir Ali, Secretary of Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination, besides the spouse of the ambassador Madam Bao Jiqing.
At the outset of the ceremony, the ambassador, members of the Chinese Embassy and other participants observed one minute silence to express condolence and grief over the loss of precious lives in the Quetta blast. Ambassador Sun Weidong said it was great shock for the government and the people of China.
They, he said stand by the Pakistani brothers and sisters in this hour of grief and sorrow. “We will always stand behind the Pakistani side in its fight against terrorism and its campaign for stability of the country and security of the people,” he added.
While congratulating the winners for the Chinese Government Scholarship for 2016/2017 academic year, the ambassador hoped that they will act as goodwill ambassadors of their country while studying in China. They should serve as a bridge to further strengthen the brotherly relationship.
The Chinese Government Scholarship program is a government to government undertaking, and thus it is aimed at benefiting all the regions and the students of Pakistan.
The students are from all over Pakistan, not only from big cities like Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar, but also from other cities and towns like Gwadar, Gujranwala, Kamalia, Multan, Swat, Mingora, Sargodha, and Dera Ismail Khan.
The students will get educated in different fields in various Chinese universities, including: Computer Science and Technology, Business Administration, Finance, Physical Chemistry, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Broadcasting Communication, International Law, Journalism and so on, covering Bachelor program, Master program, PHD program and Advance Training programme.
The ambassador hoped, what they learn in China will prove to be very useful to future development of Pakistan and their hometowns.