Turkey, Pakistan agree to increase the number of Scholarships

Turkey and Pakistan agreed that they must increase the number of scholarships for the students of higher education in both of the countries.

The decision was made after a meeting between Pakistan’s Education Minister Baligh-ur-Rehman and Turkish head of Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) Mehmet Kose, in Islamabad.

The officials of Pakistan Education Ministry and Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin were also present in the meeting.

Turkey aims to increase the number of scholarships for Pakistani students and thousands of Pakistani students have already graduated from Turkish universities, Mehmat Kose said.

"Turkey and Pakistan are two countries but one nation, and we would like to make our brotherly relations more visible," Mr. Kose added during the meeting.

The Pakistani Education Minister welcomed the offer with pleasure and committed that number of scholarships for Turkish students in Pakistani universities will also be increased.

"Pakistani Education Ministry is ready to increase scholarships for Turkish students at our universities and we would also welcome Turkish students to come to Pakistan for their medical education," Baligh-ur-Rehman added while speaking in the meeting.

Moreover, Baligh-ur-Rehman said, “Turkey has top education system like the Imam Hatip Anadolu Schools system and we need Turkey's help to establish the same system in Pakistan as well.”

Both of the countries affirmed the faculty exchange and support in the field of technical education as well.