The Pakistan Railway Academy will soon receive a fresh batch of railway professionals from Afghanistan to start their professional training as well this year. Pakistan’s commitment to capacity building and institution strengthening in Afghanistan can be gauged by the fact that the former has engaged China along with Afghanistan through Practical Cooperation Dialogue process in which Pakistan and China have requested Afghanistan to identify areas in which the two countries can assist and provide necessary training and arrange capacity building courses and workshops for professionals. For this purpose, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi already visited Pakistan and Afghanistan last year in June to spearhead groundwork on this project.
It is in the mutual interest of both Pakistan and Afghanistan to conduct peaceful bilateral relations, for aptly achieving regional stability and human progress. Keeping this goal in perspective, Pakistan seeks to extend a friendly hand of cooperation to its worn-torn neighbour. Millions of Afghanis have so far received quality education within the sovereignty of Pakistan and emerged on top.
This year, on May 10, the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) organised a graduation ceremony of 74 Afghan students who successfully completed their education from various well reputed Pakistani institutions, in this year alone.
To name a few; the current President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani completed his one year fieldwork on Pakistani Madrasas from Pakistan as a Fulbright scholar in 1895; current Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah completed his year-long internship programme from Veterinary Hospital in Peshawar; National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief Masoom Stanikzai received his Master’s degree from Preston University; and lastly, the current Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal also resided in Peshawar from 1984 till 1991 as a refugee and obtained his primary education in Pakistan. This highlights the endorsing nature of Pakistan’s bilateral rhetoric with Afghanistan and the significance of fostering relations.
Moreover, Pakistan provides scholarship programmes as well as financial capacity building of Afghan universities. A $500 million support package was granted by Pakistan, as reiterated by Mr. Sartaj Aziz. About 156 universities, including 36 in public sector and 120 in private sector are gaining from it. As Afghanistan has the lowest literacy rate in females, Pakistan initiated a special female scholarship scheme to help assist its neighbour.
Source: https://www.globalvillagespace.com/paki ... o-afghans/
The Pakistan Railway Academy will soon receive a fresh batch of railway professionals from Afghanistan
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