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MoU signed: Afghan students will study in LUMS

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Lahore: On Saturday Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an university situated in Lahore, known as Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

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This will be the first time when Afghan students will be given higher education abroad from the country’s public fund. This decision was taken to establish Afghanistan Scholarship Programme (ASP), which was announced by the President of Afghanistan Muhammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Islamabad in November last year.

Pak-Afghan relations are getting stronger with the passage of time, and especially with inauguration of new President in Afghanistan and General Raheel Sharif as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan.

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Earlier, Pak and Afghan accused each other for spreading terrorism and holding schools of terrorism, which have made peace in the region impossible but now as the change of President for Afghanistan, their policies regarding Pakistan are turning.

Afghan President said that Afghan’s ambassador to Pakistan , Janan Mosazai, is eager to broaden relationship with other areas.

“The arrival of Afghan students under the ASP in Punjab province will also create a new people to people link between the two countries, thus strengthening the existing solid bonds of brotherhood and friendship between Afghanistan and Pakistan,” Janan Mosazai said.

The Afghan government has pledged to spend $1 million to send students to LUMS, which will further be funded by $2 million from Pakistan government.

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