The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has expressed strong concerns over the difficulties faced by Pakistani students in continuing their education in China.
The future of education of more than 6,000 students is at stake. If they do not go to China, the academic year will be wasted.
This was stated by President RCCI, Nadeem Rauf, at a meeting of the Pak-China Overseas Community Standing Committee at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Vice President RCCI, Talat Awan, executive members, committee members, and a large number of students and businessmen were present at the occasion.
The meeting discussed issues currently faced by Pakistani students, especially those returning to China, quarantine stay, exorbitant prices of airfares, accommodation, expiration of scholarships, suspension of direct flights, travel documents, antibody tests such as IgG, IgM, and other COVID related matters.
President Nadeem Rauf said that the chamber would take up the matter with the Chinese Embassy and government representatives.
He assured the committee members and students participating in the meeting that the demands of the students would be conveyed to the higher authorities so that the students’ academic year can be saved.