by Naveed Butt
ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Inter-Provincial Co-ordination (IPC) received 74 scholarships from commonwealth countries and 190 from friendly countries for masters/PhD and general studies.
According to documents available with Business Recorder, Ministry of IPC received scholarships from commonwealth countries including 36 scholarships of United Kingdom, four of Canada, two of Brunei, one of Malaysia, eight of Trinidad and 20 under developed commonwealth countries.
The Ministry received 100 to 120 scholarships of mater/general studies from China, 13 to 20 from Turkey, five from Romania, 30 from Egypt, four to eight from Korea, two from Mexico and one from Italy. The government of Egypt offered up to 30 scholarships to Pakistani students who qualified from the religious institution including Ullah for middle pass, Shadut-ul-Sanvi for matric and Alia fro B.A. The students are selected on the recommendations of religious institution, which are recognised by the Wafaq-ul-Madaras.
The government of Bangladesh offered 14 seats each year for MBBS/BDS students for admission in Bangladeshi Medical Colleges on self-finance basis. The students are selected on the basis of merit determined by NTS. The criteria for admission are 80 percent marks in aggregate in F.Sc and Matric.
Scholarship schemes for foreign students in Pakistan: Pakistan awarded 100 scholarships to Bangladeshi students under Prime Minister’s directive. As many as 400 scholarship were awarded to the students from Indian occupied Kashmir in the filed of medicine, engineering and I.T. Similarly, 3000 scholarships were awarded to Afghan students under Prime Minister’s directive under Afghanistan reconstruction programme.
Source: Business Recorder