1000 Allama Iqbal Scholarships on offer to Sri Lankan students
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is offering, 1,000 Allama Iqbal Scholarships to Sri Lankan students over a period of five years under the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme.
The scholarships provide an opportunity for Sri Lankan students to visit Pakistan and pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programmes in Engineering Sciences, Basic and Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
The scholarships offer full tuition fee, accommodation allowances, study allowances and a one-time return air ticket.
At a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees on 26 June, High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major General (Retired) Muhammad Saad Khattak informed of a proposal to have street libraries in Colombo. Premier Rajapaksa requested the Pakistani High Commission to consider mobile libraries for other Provinces.
The discussion also focused on how Sri Lanka and Pakistan can further strengthen and intensify collaborations on counterterrorism by sharing information and experiences. Khattak said that Pakistan would be willing to help and said, “We will extend all possible support.”