ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan and the United States have signed an agreement for the provision of 250 PhD scholarships for Pakistani students.

This understanding reached during a meeting of the working group for science and technology under Pak-US Strategic Dialogue in Washington on Tuesday.

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal represented Pakistan in the meeting.

Two hundred and fifty Fulbright PhD scholarships will be provided to Pakistani students in next five years. Discussions are underway with the US authorities for the provision of further 10,000 Phd scholarships to Pakistan students.

The working group also reviewed establishment of advanced study centers in community colleges and universities of Pakistan.