RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has reserved a quota for scholarships for Pakistanis in undergraduate programs in various universities, Education Minister Ahmed Al-Eissa told Pakistani Ambassador Khan Hasham bin Saddique during a meeting in Riyadh on Thursday.
The minister told the ambassador that the scholarships are given to students based in Pakistan under an educational and cultural program between the two countries. This will help students from both countries benefit from respective educational opportunities, Al-Eissa said. Sardar Mohammed Kattak, first secretary of political and media affairs at the Pakistani Embassy, lauded the scholarships and the Saudi government’s generosity.He said the ambassador asked the minister to facilitate the operation of two purpose-built school buildings in Riyadh and Dammam. Their construction will start soon.
Bin Saddique said there are 10 Pakistani community school buildings in the Kingdom and they are rented. “We’re building these two complexes in Dammam and Riyadh to call them our own, and they’ll be built according to government specifications,” he said.