LAHORE    -   Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that it is encouraging that Malaysia is be­coming the desired destination of foreign students for higher education and specialization. 

She said this while inaugurat­ing a two-day Education Expo ar­ranged by the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) for the benefit of students who are as­piring for higher studies abroad at Avari Hotel on Saturday here. As many as 10 leading universi­ties of Malaysia have been invited to participate in the expo. 

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that Pakistan has cordial and brotherly relations with Malaysia and this expo is a timely initiative which will benefit the students who are aspiring for higher studies abroad.

“I am happy to see that the Malaysian universities are of­fering higher studies in multiple disciplines, including medicine,” she added.

EMGS CEO Mohd Radzlan bin Jalaludin disclosed that the event is going to be an ideal opportu­nity for Pakistani students, fac­ulty and counselors to meet the Malaysian govt and universities representatives directly and dis­cuss their study and visa options. 

Mohd Radzlan bin Jalaludin said the students would be able to seek visa guidance directly from the Malaysian government officials. He said that the partici­pating universities are offering generous scholarships up-to 50 per cent and tuition fee waivers to the Pakistani students. 

He said that the enrolled stu­dents would have an option to get the US, UK and Australia degree at one-third the cost in Malaysia and with the option to transfer to UK or Australia to complete their degree.