Balochistan govt to bear expenses of Palestinian students

11:16 AM | 24 Nov, 2023
Balochistan govt to bear expenses of Palestinian students
Source: BMC website

QUETTA - The interim government of Balochistan announced that the government will bear all educational expenditures of the medical students of Palestine who were studying in Bolan Medical College, Quetta.

The announcement was made around ten days after the government of Sindh directed all public educational institutions to grant scholarships and stipends to Palestinian students in view of the ongoing war in Gaza, and to waive tuition and hostel costs for these students.

According to a statement from the Balochistan chief minister's office, "The government of Balochistan has assumed responsibility for the educational expenses and sponsorship of 11 students from Palestine and Gaza studying at Bolan Medical College." 

The medical college is located in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

Statement reads, "All the students [from Palestine] were suffering from financial difficulties and problems due to lack of contact with their families, the provincial government will cover all of their educational costs and support."

The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Pakistan reports that there are presently over 300 Palestinian students enrolled at Pakistani universities around the country, including 50 in Sindh's public educational institutions. 

Over fifty thousand Palestinian nationals have graduated from Pakistani universities over the years.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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