Saudi Arabia to offer 600 scholarships to Pakistani students

By: News Desk
Published: 02:52 PM, 1 Oct, 2021
Saudi Arabia to offer 600 scholarships to Pakistani students
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The government of Saudi Arabia has decided to offer scholarships to 600 Pakistani students for their studies in 25 different universities of the kingdom, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

This was told by envoy of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki in his meeting with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar in Lahore on Friday. 

Praising the gesture of the Saudi government, Governor Sarwar termed the decision ‘historical’. 

The governor described Pak-Saudi friendship solid like a rock. “Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are like brothers. No doubt, the kingdom has stood by Pakistan in times of crisis. People of Pakistan have spiritual and emotional attachment with the people of Saudi Arabia,” he commented.

He, on the occasion, also assured the Saudi ambassador that Pakistan would stand shoulder to shoulder with his country for its security. 

Saudi envoy Al-Malki said that his country had neither left Pakistan alone before and nor would it in future. “We consider Pakistan our home. And that’s why play our part in its development,” the ambassador said.