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Student aid

By News Desk
May 25, 2024
Student aid

The recent unrest in Kyrgyzstan has led to a significant number of Pakistani students returning home, particularly those concentrated in the capital Bishkek. With over 3000 students already back in Pakistan and others awaiting repatriation, their academic futures hang in the balance. In this critical situation, the government must take proactive measures to support these students. Recognizing and integrating the coursework they’ve completed in Kyrgyz universities into local institutions is an essential first step.

This would allow them to seamlessly continue their education in Pakistan, eliminating logistical hurdles and ensuring a smoother transition. Many of these students also come from underprivileged backgrounds. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships, tuition waivers or loans would significantly ease their economic burden and encourage them to resume their studies. Education is a powerful tool for empowerment, and investing in these young minds is an investment in Pakistan’s future.

Azeem Hakro