Chief Minister of Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is sending 500 talented persons to China in order to learn Chinese language, on fully funded scholarships for a span of two years. Plan is extendable to four years, depending upon the successful completion of this initial plan. A minimum of 14 years of education in any subject is required. In 2015, a batch of 66 successful scholarship awardees has already joined the two year plan at a leading University in China. And remaining 434 persons will be selected in second batch. Application deadline is June 07, 2016 and interested persons may apply here. It has been mentioned in the plan that high achievers of this plan will get assurance of placement on their return back to Pakistan.
The scheme is aimed at adding another successful chapter in Pak China friendship, moreover, it will be beneficial in the context of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.