President Arif Alvi offers virtual educational opportunities to Afghan students.
He reiterated Pakistan’s promise to give virtual and online education facilities to Afghan students through Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP).
According to a statement from the Presidency, he extended this offer to Afghanistan through Mufti Mohammad Usmani, the President of Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi, who is now in Afghanistan and is anticipated to meet with top Afghan leaders. First, because Afghanistan lacks internet connectivity, the president said educational materials from AIOU and VUP may be transmitted to both male and female students through its television network.
He said Pakistan’s government and state were committed to ensuring that women have similar educational chances as their male counterparts. According to him, special arrangements might well be made to provide education for women in accordance with the country’s socio economic norms.
Afghanistan’s far-reaching initiative to provide education for its female population in accordance with its own preferences should also be properly publicized through all channels of media and communication tools to the rest of the world to allay their concerns, he said. In Islam, women’s education is not forbidden.
An official news statement claims that the President offered to provide virtual education facilities to Afghan government officials, ambassadors, and other high-ranking Afghan government officials on a number of occasions, and that Kabul responded positively to the offer.