Sunday October 14, 2018
Islamabad : Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, Ambassador of Somalia to
Pakistan has thanked Pakistan for hosting Somalian students adding the
role of HEC was also laudable in this respect.
She expressed these views while speaking on the occasion of
First Graduation Ceremony of Somalian students studying in various
Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher
Education Commission (HEC) was the chief guest while former National
Security Adviser Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua (r) and ambassador
of African countries were also present on the occasion.
Ambassador appreciated the HEC and Pakistani universities for
facilitating Somalian students. She said that around 1500 Somalian
students are currently studying in Pakistani universities.
award of 100 fully-funded scholarships to students from least developed
countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announced by
the Government of Pakistan, was indeed a welcome step she added.
Somalian ambassador said a lot of Somalina students graduated from
Pakistan and they are now contributing greatly to the Somalian society.
Some of them are even reached highest positions in Somalia.
be mentioned here that Eight fully funded scholarships are allocated
for Somalian students from which one PhD, two Masters, and one Bachelor
are being nominated and have successfully secured admission in the field
of agriculture at PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.
two Somalian students have applied for Bachelors of Civil Engineering
at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro
under the same scholarship.