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Torkham gate to be open for Afghan students next month

26 Jun 2021 - 17:42
26 Jun 2021 - 17:42

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Torkham border will be open on July 3-4 for Afghan students studying in Pakistani universities on scholarship, the Pakistani Embassy said on Saturday.

In a statement, the embassy said permission has been granted to Afghan students under Allama Iqbal Scholarship Programme currently stuck in Afghanistan to travel to Pakistan for continuation of their studies via Torkham.

Schedule

Scholarship students studying in KPK                                                          July 3, 2021

Scholarship Students studying in Islamabad, Punjab and Sind              July 4, 2021.

New Scholarship Students for zero semester at Peshawar                       July 15, 2021

New Scholarship Students for zero semester at Abbottabad                   July 16, 2021

Self-Finance students                                                                                      (announced later)

The Pakistani Embassy said all the students will be required to provide Negative RT PCR from Afghanistan (less than 48 hours old), rapid antigen test for corona will be conducted at entry point and undergo 10 days mandatory quarantine provided by government of Pakistan.

Students entering Pakistan via Torkham and Islamabad airport will be allowed to join their institutes. Passport exit and entry will be confirmed by university before allowing the student to join the University.

Students will be vaccinated after completion of quarantine period before joining the universities.

Students travelling by air will be quarantined at Islamabad.

Instruction for students:

Only scholarship students list provided by HEC will be allowed to enter Pakistan.

Students will be allowed to enter on the specific days as per above schedule only.

Scholarship students stuck in Afghanistan are required to provide fresh data to HEC by 27th June 2021 to Mujahid Aziz on WhatsApp 03331946790.

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