Balochistan students to get scholarships for LLB, LLM

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  • Foreign scholarships to be awarded to excellent students
  • NUML to set up campus in Gwadar to teach Chinese language

President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday announced special scholarships for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) students of Balochistan province.

Every year, scholarships would be given to 20 students from the province under the auspices of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), he said while talking to a delegation of young lawyers from Balochistan, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The president said that the foreign scholarships would also be awarded to Balochi students, who demonstrated excellent academic performance. He said that the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) would soon establish a campus in Gwadar to teach Chinese language to the youth of Balochistan, noting that the Aiwan-e-Sadr had also donated a significant amount in that regard.

He said that Balochistan would benefit greatly after the operationalisation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Gwadar Port as it would create employment opportunities for the local population and generate robust business activities. He said that the government was committed to bring Balochistan at par with other provinces.

He expressed his optimism that Balochistan’s future was bright and called upon all to play their role in the development of the province. He said that the corruption stunted the development and called upon all to play their role in eradicating the menace. He said that the problems would be resolved if every individual performed his responsibilities efficiently.

He also called for promoting moral values in the society. The president said that the lawyers’ community was integral part of the judicial system and in that respect, they had an important responsibility to provide legal services to the common people in attainment of justice. He urged the young lawyers to work hard as they have an enormous gap to fill in.

Mamnoon appreciated the role of lawyers and legal community in establishing law and order in Balochistan. He also appreciated Ahmer Bilal Soofi & Co and Research Society of International Law (RSIL) on conducting fellowship programmes for young legal professionals from Balochistan to mentor them in a more dynamic environment to develop their legal skills.

He urged the young legal minds to fully benefit from these programmes to further hone their abilities. He expressed his best wishes for the success of the young lawyers in their future endeavours. About 30 young lawyers, including 10 females, from all over Balochistan are attending the Second Fellowship Programme.

The group comprised lawyers hailing from Quetta, Gwadar, Turbat, Khuzdar, Panjgur, Dera Bugti, Qila Saifullah, Sherani and Bolan. During this, a 10-day long fellowship, the attendees would have a comprehensive training on a range of legal issues and visit core government organisations and institutions.

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