Oxford University Announces Scholarships for Pakistani Students

In a significant move, the University of Oxford has agreed to provide scholarships to students from Balochistan through the Benazir Scholarship Program, according to 24NewsHD TV.

Agreement Details

An agreement was signed between Oxford University and the Government of Balochistan to make this initiative possible. Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti attended the signing ceremony, representing the Oxford Pakistan Program and the University of Oxford. He emphasized that this scholarship will help bridge the educational gap and promote higher education in Balochistan.

Historical Context

Mir Sarfraz Bugti, the first Chief Minister of Balochistan to speak at Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall, highlighted the significance of this scholarship. Lady Margaret Hall is notable for having a portrait of Benazir Bhutto, the only Muslim world leader to be so honored. The event was attended by 150 delegates, including notable figures like Malala Yousafzai, Senator Anwaarul Haq Kakar, Aamir Ibrahim, Mohammad Khishgi, Farooq Sheikh, and Prof. Kamal Munir.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Bugti stated, “Poor students of Balochistan will get an education at a place where many great personalities, including the martyred Benazir Bhutto, studied.” He pointed out that this initiative will connect Balochistan’s local needs with global educational standards, addressing educational inequalities and linking local aspirations with international academic excellence.

Commitment to Education

Bugti emphasized, “This is a fundamental commitment to the educational transformation and empowerment of Balochistan’s youth.” He noted that higher education is crucial for strengthening democracy and social progress. This scholarship aims to train future leaders from Balochistan, providing financial aid and empowering young people.

Future Opportunities

The new scholarship program is expected to offer talented Baloch students the chance to pursue higher education at one of the world’s leading universities, opening doors to global opportunities and enhancing their educational prospects.

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