Pakistan offers 100 scholarships to Afghan students, Rs100m relief goods to Afghanistan: SAARC chief

DailyTimes  |  Sep 27, 2021

President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik on Sunday disclosed that Pakistan has offered 100 scholarships to Afghan students besides sending Rs100 million relief goods to Afghanistan.

Talking to a delegation of donors and philanthropists led by Mian Muhammad Saeed Deraywalay, President Anjuman-I-Arain Pakistan, he said that valiant people of Afghanistan were currently confronting great ordeals in terms of absence of health cover and non-availability of food.

He said that it’s the moral obligation of the entire world, especially the West and the United States to play their key role on war footing in rebuilding Afghanistan, the poorest state of the world, including rehabilitation of its people.

He said that durable peace in Afghanistan would benefit not only Pakistan and the region but also the whole world.

He said that strengthening the economy and providing basic amenities to the people of Afghanistan will serve the purpose of restoration of tranquility. Iftikhar Ali Malik said “we are proud that Pakistan ranked in top of the list of major donors worldwide”.

He said that Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar as usual is also taking personal keen interest for collection of donations for Afghanistan. He said that Afghan people are being helped by Pak Afghan Brotherhood, Sarwar Foundation, University of Lahore, Qarshi Foundation, Ghani group, vital group, guard group of industries and Anjuman-I-Arain.

He said that VC UHS Prof Dr Javed Akram popularly known for his unprecedented social services for humanity has also started training Afghan doctors in tele-medicine and other medical fields. He said that more donors will join hands with Governor Punjab for contributing relief goods.

A high level team of SAARC Chamber will also visit Afghanistan chapter of SAARC Chamber and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry to express solidarity with them and extend wholehearted cooperation to increase volume of bilateral trade between two neighboring Muslim states.

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