PESHAWAR - Prof Dr Usman Ghani, Joint Director IMSciences, Peshawar, along with officials of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan including Awais Ahmad, Advisor A&C, HEC and Jehanzeb Khan, Project Director Allama Iqbal Scholarship Scheme met with Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at Prime Minister House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The delegation briefed the Prime Minister about Allama Iqbal Scholar Scheme offered by the government of Pakistan for the Sri Lankan students. The scholarship covers airfare, tuition fee, living expenses, and stipend for 400 Sri Lankan students studying in all public sector universities of Pakistan.

The PM appreciated the generous scholarship scheme offered by the government of Pakistan for Sri Lankan students and assured his full support for addressing the problems faced in implementation of the said Scholarship Scheme.

Awais Ahmad presented souvenirs to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister on behalf of HEC and IMSciences.