Hungarian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr Bella Fazekas has called on Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Niaz Ahmed Akhtar at his office and announced that Hungary will double the scholarships for Pakistani students this year.

He said that the Hungarian government had increased PhD, Masters Digger Scholarships for Pakistani students from 200 to 400 and further procedure was being finalized in consultation with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Deputy High Commissioner of Hungary Mr Tivadar Takacs, deans of faculties, Director External Linkages Dr. Sobia Khuram and Director Regional Integration Center Fauzia Hadi Ali. Addressing the meeting, the ambassador said that Hungary had a great heritage of Islamic architecture and wanted to introduce it to Pakistanis. Mr Bella Fazekas said that he wanted to organize an exhibition and symposium at Punjab University to promote Pak-Hungary relations. PU VC Dr Niaz Ahmed issued orders to ensure the arrangements for organizing the said events.

The VC thanked the Hungarian Ambassador and expressed his gratitude for increasing scholarships for Pakistani students. He said that he wanted to promote relations between Hungarian Universities and Punjab University. He said that the exchange of delegation of teachers and students was necessary to promote people to people contacts. Bila Physics also presented the Punjab translation of the poems of Hungary’s national poet Sandor Petofi to the Vice Chancellor.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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