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PR No. 156 Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars from Pakistan hosted at the High Commission The High Commissioner terms the scholars future leaders Islamabad

A group of 35 Chevening and Commonwealth scholars from Pakistan, studying at various academic institutions of the UK, were given a reception at the Pakistan High Commission London on 21 July 2017. These scholars are pursuing their Master’s and PhD degrees in a wide range of academic disciplines. They have come from various professional backgrounds, including government and private sectors as well as academia, says a press release received from London here today.

Addressing the scholars, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner, congratulated them on their selection through a rigorous and competitive process and getting placement at the prestigious academic institutions of the UK. He termed them future leaders, influencers and decision makers. The High Commissioner hoped that the scholars would fully benefit academically, network with their fellow scholars and get exposure to the UK culture, and then contribute towards bringing about a positive change in various fields of national life in Pakistan.

The High Commissioner also updated the scholars on Pakistan-UK bilateral relations which are on positive trajectory. He particularly mentioned that after the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and economic turnaround in the country, the narrative about Pakistan has changed positively in the United Kingdom. The High Commissioner also touched upon the upcoming trade and business opportunities in Pakistan for the British companies in the aftermath of the Brexit.

The students were also briefed about the High Commission’s calendar of events to celebrate the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan. All were invited to attend the flag hoisting ceremony at the High Commission to mark the Independence Day of Pakistan on 14 August. The scholars had a good opportunity to interact and network with the officers of the High Commission.

More than 70 Chevening scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders from Pakistan every year by the British government to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university.

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