Government of Pakistan Grants Scholarship to Afghan Students: A Welcome Move to Strengthen Cooperation between two ECO Member States

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The ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) is pleased to share that the Government of Pakistan has launched a programme for capacity building of universities in Afghanistan and awarded 3,000 scholarships to Afghan students. Under the programme, Higher Education Commission is set to grant 3,000 scholarships for graduation to PhD level studies which will be awarded to the Afghan students. These students will pursue their higher education in different universities of Pakistan in various fields including Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Management, Computer Science, etc. It is worth mentioning that Afghanistan is one of the tem member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and currently the chair of ECO is with Pakistan since February 2017. ECOSF highly welcomes this positive step and initiative undertaken by the Government of Pakistan. This will further boost the diplomatic and scientific relation and cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan. ECOSF strives to strengthen collaborative activities among ECO member states through science education, technology and innovation based economic development.

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