From Our Correspondent
LAHORE: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) yesterday organised an Award Ceremony for a new batch of 3000 Afghan students under Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme. These students will pursue their higher education in different universities of Pakistan in various fields including Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Management, Computer Science, etc. These scholarships, which will be awarded over a period of five years, have been offered after success of the first phase launched in 2009 through Ministry of Education and Ministry for Inter-Provincial Coordination for provision of 3000 scholarships. Those students who were awarded scholarship in that phase have completed their studies and returned to Afghanistan.