50 scholarships granted to Pakistani students to study in Saudi universities

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan announced that 50 scholarships have been allocated for Pakistani students to study in Saudi universities. (File photo / AFP)
Updated 11 August 2018

50 scholarships granted to Pakistani students to study in Saudi universities

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Al-Maliki announced that 50 scholarships have been allocated for Pakistani students to study in Saudi universities, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The announcement came during his meeting with Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani in Islamabad on Friday, in the presence of the cultural attaché to the Saudi embassy in Pakistan, Dr. Ali Housawi.
The ambassador said during the meeting that Saudi Arabia will handle all expenses related to studies and accommodation for the Pakistani students who will receive the scholarships, and that the number of scholarships for Pakistani students will double next year.
He added that the Kingdom attaches great importance to its relationships with Pakistan and its people and it will spare no effort in standing with Pakistan and offering help and support to the country.
Sanjrani thanked the Kingdom for granting the scholarships to the students and noted that students from Baluchistan will be candidates to study in the Kingdom’s universities.
He said that Pakistan is proud of its relationships with Saudi Arabia, which is based on longstanding historical ties with deep roots in common religious and cultural values, along with a consensus vision regarding most regional and international issues. He added these contribute to strengthening security, regional and global peace and benefits the Islamic nation.
He praised the pioneering role the Kingdom is playing in supporting regional and global security and peace, standing with Islamic countries, serving Islam, Muslims and the Islamic nation’s matters and unifying Muslims’ decisions, under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
He also commended the efforts of Ambassador Nawaf Al-Maliki which have contributed to enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries that meet the aspirations of both nations and serves the interests of their people.


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

  • COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

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• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.