2,716 students return home in six years

March 29, 2014 - 7:39:42 am

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education announced that 2,716 students, granted scholarships for higher education, have returned from abroad during last six years.

Of the total, 581 students returned home from abroad during 2009, 642 students in 2010, 686 students in 2011, 468 students in 2012, 322 students in 2013 and 17 students have so far returned back from abroad during this year.

According to the Ministry, Higher Education Commission (HEC) is maintaining proper database of all scholars sent abroad by Commission for higher studies.

Militants blow up gas pipeline 

Islamabad: Unidentified militants today blew up a pipeline, carrying natural gas, in Baluchistan’s Dera Bugti district, south west of Pakistan.

Security sources said the unidentified militants blew up the pipeline disrupting the flow of gas from fields to factories in the area, adding that repair operations will start later in the day.

Sabotage of gas pipelines is a characteristic tactic of tribal militants and is frequently witnessed in Baluchistan.

 A similar attack was carried out last week, where the pipeline supplying natural gas to Sui purification plant from well number 41 of Pir Koh gas-field was blown up.