KARACHI: Students from the province who are going to avail scholarships in China will perform as ambassadors between both the countries, said Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Wednesday.
He said this while addressing a ceremony held at Sindh Assembly, where he handed over passports and other documents to the 29 students who have been selected for Chinese scholarships. China Counsel-General Wang Yu, Schools Education Secretary Abdul Aziz Uqaili and other officers were also present on the occasion.
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"Pakistan and China have ties deeper than seas and higher than mountains. I hope the scholarship programme would improve relations between both nations," he said. The education minister added that since last year, a certain number of students have been provided scholarships to study in China.
"This year 29 students have been given scholarships and 14 of them are female students," he said, adding that the government sent around 60 students last year to different universities in China for five-year-long study programmes. "On returning back, those students would teach Chinese language in the centres established by the Sindh government," he said.
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The counsel-general said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will play a significant role in relations between both the countries. He lauded the sacrifices of Pakistani people and its law enforcement agencies in the war against terrorism.
While congratulating the selected students, he advised them to gain expertise in other subjects and build people-to-people relationships. Uqaili briefed the audience about the objectives and procedure for the scholarship.
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