AJK students to get free education in Chinese universities

Electrical engineering courses to be provided by Chinese company executing 1,100MW Kohala hydro-power project


Correspondent July 04, 2018
The Secretary said that the first batch of students has completed a semester in Pakistan. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

MUZAFFARABAD: Kohala Hydro Company, a state-owned power company of China, will provide free education to the students belonging to different areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) affected by power generation projects, said an official on Wednesday.

Addressing a ceremony in Muzaffarbad, Secretary Electricity AJK government Fayyaz Ali Abbasi said the company, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges, is responsible for executing the 1,100MW Kohala hydro-power project on Jhelum river in the valley.

It will provide free electrical engineering courses to students hailing from affected areas of power generation projects, he said, adding that the company is providing this opportunity under its “Community Investment and Social Responsibility Program” to benefit students of the area.

22,000 Pakistanis now studying in China

“A group of 18 students has already been selected in a transparent manner. The selected students will get fully sponsored for first two years of education in University of Punjab and remaining two years in China,” said Abbasi and added that the first batch of students has already completed a semester in Pakistan.

“Four to five more similar groups will be selected purely on merit to get education of electrical engineering in various Chinese universities,” he added.

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