UAE rebuilds school in Pakistan

SWAT VALLEY - The UAE has opened its first school in Swat as part of its Pakistan Assistance Programme directed by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Published: Sat 26 Nov 2011, 2:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:39 AM

The Government High School Aingaro Dheria, which was demolished in floods, was rebuilt by the UAE within the framework of its educational assistance in Pakistan at a cost of USD 26 million.

The school was opened by Ambassador of UAE to Pakistan Essa Abdullah Al-Basha Al-Noaimi in the presence of Peshawar Corps Commander Asif Yaseen Malik, a number of other senior officials and members of the UAE diplomatic mission in Pakistan.

Al-Nuaimi unveiled the memorial plaque erected at the school campus and announced the official opening of the school, which houses class rooms, science laboratories, staff rooms, administrative block and other facilities.

“The completion of the school building is a great achievement whose construction is part of the UAE assistance of $100 million for rehabilitation”, said the UAE Ambassador.

A total of 51 schools in Swat will get UAE’s assistance for building basic facilities. Drilling of water-wells and equipping hospitals with necessary medical facilities are also among the assistance programme, the ambassador stated.

In his inaugural speech, Al Nuaimi remembered the historical relations between UAE and Pakistan and said that the bonds between the two countries present a good model in cooperation and fraternity.

“UAE, under the leadership of Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is in the forefront of charity and humanitarian works, following the footsteps of late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The opening of this school comes at a time when my country is celebrating the 40th anniversary of our National Day”, said the ambassador.

He thanked Pakistan’s government and the people for their friendship and good feelings towards the UAE. He also thanked those who had participated in the rebuilding of the school and all those who support the UAE’s humanitarian operations in Pakistan including its government, military and the people.

Speaking at the occasion Director of the Pakistan Assistance Programme Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli said that that the programme includes reconstruction of schools for various levels to eliminate the hardships the students in Swat encounter in their education.

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