LAHORE: The opposition benches demanded the government make it mandatory for students, who go to study abroad on state’s expenses, to return back to Pakistan after completing their higher education. The demand was made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf legislator Malik Taimoor Masood in a resolution he submitted to the Punjab Assembly on Saturday. He argued that Pakistan spent millions of dollars on educating 5,780 students who did not return after going abroad for higher education. He added that 428 students who went on state’s expenses did not return. He expressed that the government spent money on the students who then preferred to stay there rather than coming back. He added that this contributed to a huge loss in our national exchequer. He demanded the government make the return of such students compulsory.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2018.