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“Pakistan is more beautiful, peaceful, and hospitable than we imagined. Pakistan is not truly reflected in Western media”, Oxford students.

“International students to become opinion-makers and will portray the real image of Pakistan as a strong & resilient nation”; Dr. Mohammad Faisal

Dawn Staff Reporter

LONDON: The Pakistan High Commission hosted a group of 25 international students studying at the University of Oxford, UK over a reception who visited Pakistan from 16-26 Feb 2024. The Oxford University students visited various institutions in Islamabad and Lahore as part of their academic journey.
During the tour, the students met with senior Pakistan officials and engaged in interactive sessions to understand the governance, society, and culture of Pakistan. High Commissioner of Pakistan in the UK, Dr. Mohammad Faisal said, that Pakistan is a country of great resilience against all kinds of odds. It heartening to hear that Oxford University students have returned from Pakistan with this view. He said, these students will become opinion-makers in the future, holding important roles, and shall carry the image of Pakistan throughout their lives.
He stated that the Pakistan High Commission is planning to arrange visits for students from other premier universities including Cambridge, LSE, Kings & Imperial Colleges. While sharing their experiences after the visit, the international students stated that “Pakistan is much more beautiful and peaceful than what we imagined”. The people of Pakistan are very welcoming and vibrant. The culture, cuisine, and geography of Pakistan are the elements that other students from around the world must experience. The world must see Pakistan as an important and strong country with a desire to develop sustainably and peacefully, said the students. They expressed the desire to visit Pakistan again and also to urge other students to experience Pakistan. This group of students from Oxford University are studying Global Business,
Diplomatic studies, International Relations, Global Governance and Diplomacy,
Geography and the Environment, Politics, Ancient and Modern History, Law, and hail from Britain, Denmark, Tajikistan, Lebanon,
Kazakhstan, Norway, United States, France, Germany, Hong Kong.

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