Saudi Arabia offers scholarships for Pakistani students

Education Minister Ahmed Al-Eissa with Pakistani Ambassador Khan Hasham bin Saddique. (SPA)
Updated 16 December 2017
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Saudi Arabia offers scholarships for Pakistani students

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has reserved a quota for scholarships for Pakistanis in undergraduate programs in various universities, Education Minister Ahmed Al-Eissa told Pakistani Ambassador Khan Hasham bin Saddique during a meeting in Riyadh on Thursday.
The minister told the ambassador that the scholarships are given to students based in Pakistan under an educational and cultural program between the two countries. 
This will help students from both countries benefit from respective educational opportunities, Al-Eissa said.
Sardar Mohammed Kattak, first secretary of political and media affairs at the Pakistani Embassy, lauded the scholarships and the Saudi government’s generosity.
He said the ambassador asked the minister to facilitate the operation of two purpose-built school buildings in Riyadh and Dammam. Their construction will start soon.
Bin Saddique said there are 10 Pakistani community school buildings in the Kingdom and they are rented. 
“We’re building these two complexes in Dammam and Riyadh to call them our own, and they’ll be built according to government specifications,” he said.


Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward Jazan

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Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward Jazan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia air defense forces have intercepted and shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward the city of Jazan.

According to a statement from Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the air defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the missile, which was launched to target civilian areas in the city.

Al-Maliki added that these hostile actions by the Houthi militia proved the Iranian regime's involvement with, and support for, the militia. It also continued to threaten the security of the Kingdom and regional and international security.

The attack is the latest in a series of missile launches targeting densely populated residential areas of Saudi Arabia, including Najran, close to the border with Yemen.