ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani thanked the Saudi government and Saudi King on award of scholarships from the Saudi government for Students of Balochistan and said that Saudi Arabia has stood with Pakistan in difficult times and everlasting friendship and relationship has met all the test of time.
It may be recalled that Saudi Arabia is considering to increase the Hajj quota for Pakistan next year.
Chairman said that announcement of scholarships for students of Balochistan on his special request reflects the fact that Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan.
The scholarships of graduate and under graduate level will be given to students in order to help realise the dream of higher education of poor students from remote and backward areas of the province in the best universities of Saudi Arabia. These scholarships will not only include educational expenses but would cover also all other costs, and students will be given a monthly honorarium.
Theses scholarships will be doubled next year in order to provide educational facilities for more students. Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed al-Maliki met last week with Chairman Senate and request was made for provision of these scholarships by Senate Chairman Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani.
In a two day time, Saudi ambassador had sought approval of his government for award of scholarships and had a meeting with the Chairman Senate to apprise him about this.
Chairman of the Senate on this occasion said that joint efforts of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would help facilitate the process of lasting peace in the region and the region’s peace is vital to the growth and prosperity.
Chairman Senate also appreciated the efforts of the Saudi ambassador to promote better relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the announcement on his part to double the scholarships for Balochistan students in 2019 from existing 50 scholarships to 100 and said that such measures will help remove the sense of deprivation in the people of Balochistan and will provide research and education opportunities in best universities to Balochistan students.