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Today, the first batch of 90 Pakistani students returned to China on a special chartered flight to continue their on-campus studies. The students were seen off at the airport by Minister for Federal Education & Professional Training, Additional Secretary (Asia-Pacific) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other senior officials from the Foreign Office, Federal Education, and HEC.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had made a special request for the return of students to China for on-campus studies during his meeting with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in China on 22 May 2022. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training, HEC and the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing have been actively engaged in efforts for facilitating the return of the students.

The Government of Pakistan has thanked the Government of China for enabling the return of this batch of students. It is expected that the successful arrival of the first batch would pave the way for return of all Pakistani students to China for on-campus studies.

Islamabad
20 June 2022

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