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Saudi Arabia announces scholarships for students in Balochistan

August 10, 2018

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Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani exchanging views with Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki at Parliament House. —APP
Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani exchanging views with Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki at Parliament House. —APP

Saudi ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki during a meeting with Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday announced that 50 scholarships sponsored by the Saudi government would be granted to students of Balochistan.

According to the Senate spokesperson, the scholarships will be granted to students wishing to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.

All expenses incurred by the students during the course of their education will be paid for by the Saudi government and the students will also be provided a monthly stipend, according to the spokesperson.

At the conclusion of the 11th session of the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) in January this year, it was agreed between the two countries to encourage cooperation in the fields of scientific research, exchange of scholarship and experiences in health teaching and medical staff and exchange of student visits.