The Saudi government has announced that it will provide the latest educational equipment to King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University in Azad Jammu and Kashmir at a cost of 3.67 billion.
This was announced by Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki during an agreement ceremony between the Saudi Fund for Development and Jamia Kashmir at Jammu and Kashmir House, Islamabad.
Nawaf bin Said al-Malki said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have had healthy relations for several decades and over time the bilateral relations are deepening and strengthening between the two countries.
The ambassador stressed that Saudi Arabia values its relationship with Pakistan and its people and will spare no effort to support and offer assistance to Pakistan. Al-Maliki said, “The Saudi government had already announced 50 scholarships for Pakistani students to study at Saudi universities.
The ambassador noted that the Saudi government will bear all expenses related to education and accommodation for Pakistani students and added that the number of scholarships for Pakistani students will be doubled next year.
Addressing the participants at the contract signing ceremony, Vice Chancellor of University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kaleem Abbasi said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have a very close relationship. strong and that the two nations were very close to each other due to Islamic culture. He said, “This is truly a great day for us and on this occasion, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially the Saudi Fund for Development, for the generous funding for the construction of the King Abdullah campus on the Chatter Klass campus and also for this project”.
Kaleem Abbasi said the construction of the most modern King Abdullah campus at Chattar Klass was completed at a total cost of Rs 6.711 billion and handed over to the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on September 30, 2019. This new campus will support more than 7,000 students from 14 academic departments and institutes. In addition, there are 6 student residences, an administrative block, an auditorium, a mosque, state-of-the-art technology. Laboratory, shopping center, etc. This will help us not only to develop our academic projects, but also to create an atmosphere conducive to the university.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Health Minister Nisar Ansar Abdali said the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are especially indebted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their generous humanitarian aid after the earthquake devastating 2005.
The Minister said, “We can never forget the Saudi government for this visionary decision to construct the King Abdullah Campus of AJK University at a cost of over Rs 10 billion and is now providing over Rs 3.5 billion. rupees for the provision of essential services. facilities for the same campus”.