Somalian ambassador calls on HEC chairman
ISLAMABAD: Ms Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, Ambassador of Somalia to Pakistan called on Dr Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) at the Commission’s Secretariat and discussed various opportunities for Somalian students studying in Pakistani universities, creating goodwill for them and promotion of higher education.
Banuri welcomed the ambassador to HEC and assured her of full cooperation and support for Somalian students aspiring to study in Pakistan. The ambassador appreciated the HEC and Pakistani universities for facilitating Somalian students. She informed the Chairman that around 1500 Somalian students were currently studying in Pakistani universities.
The award of 100 fullyfunded scholarships to students from least developed countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announced by the Government of Pakistan, was also discussed in the meeting.