ISLAMABAD: The chairman of Pakistan’s Senate on Sunday thanked the Saudi government and King Salman for awarding scholarships to students from Balochistan province.
This “reflects the fact that Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan,” said Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani. “Saudi Arabia has stood with Pakistan in difficult times and everlasting friendship.”
The Kingdom’s ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Al-Maliki, on Tuesday met with Sanjrani and announced 50 scholarships for students from Balochistan to study in Saudi universities.
The scholarships will provide higher education to “poor students from remote and backward areas of the province in the best universities of Saudi Arabia,” said Sanjrani. All expenses will be covered, and students will be given a monthly honorarium, he added.
Sanjrani thanked Al-Maliki for his efforts to promote and enhance bilateral relations, and for announcing that the number of scholarships for Balochistan students will double to 100 in 2019. “Such measures will help remove the sense of deprivation” among the province’s people, “and will provide research and education opportunities in the best universities,” Sanjrani said.