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Pakistan doubles scholarship quota for Nepali students

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KATHMANDU — The Pakistani Embassy in Kathmandu has doubled the scholarship quota being allocated for Nepali students at the local level.

The decision follows the announcement of increasing Pakistan’s scholarship quota for Nepali students made during Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s recent official visit to Nepal.

The Pakistan’s scholarship scheme has been in force in Nepal since the past five years. It is provided to students of primary, secondary and higher secondary level on merit basis.

The Pakistani Embassy in Kathmandu provided scholarship amount to the entitled Nepali students (for the sixth year) amidst a programme here today.

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Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Khagraj Baral, Pakistani Ambassador for Nepal, Mazhar Javed, and chair of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association, Himalaya Shamser JB Rana jointly presented the scholarship amount to 250 students from community and some private schools in 40 districts in the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley. They received Rs 10,000 each.

On the occasion, Secretary Baral expressed gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for its continuous support to Nepal’s human resources development and production of technical human resources.

Ambassador Javed was of the view that the scholarship scheme remained as one the means for further consolidating Nepal-Pakistan bilateral ties. The decision regarding the increment in scholarship quota shall be implemented from the upcoming year.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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