Ambassador Richard Olson urged Pakistani students on Tuesday to play their proactive role to strengthen people-to-people contacts between Pakistan and the United States, adding that the US universities were eager to welcome talented and dynamic Pakistani students, who in future would lead Pakistan toward peace and prosperity.
Addressing a group of 120 Pakistani students, at the pre-departure briefing regarding the US government-funded Global Undergraduate (Global UGRAD) Program, the ambassador welcomed students.
“We welcome more than 1,000 Pakistanis in the United States each year on our many exchange programs, which clearly demonstrates the depth of our commitment to Pakistan’s youth”, said Ambassador Olson in his address, while congratulating the students travelling to the United States for undergraduate study as part of this US government-funded program.
“Students are the future of Pakistan, and anyone who spends time with them knows that they continue to aim high for the future of Pakistan,” he said the event organised by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). A total of 240 students will participate in this programme during the 2014-15 academic year.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2014.
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