University of Peshawar will extend its distance education program and other relevant disciplines for research degrees to Ningarhar province with the help of Ningarhar University.
Joint research projects for resource exploration in Afghanistan between Department of Geology, University of Peshawar and Kabul University would soon commence.
This was stated by Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz while talking to a three member delegation of the Canadian High Commission led by Political Counselor Denis Chouinard, who met with him and a senior professor of the varsity on Monday.
The visiting delegation also included Christopher Martin, Analyst Asia division for the Government of Canada and Uday Sequeira, First Secretary (Political) of the Canadian High Commission Islamabad.
Prof. Dr. Babar Shah and Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof. Dr. Fakhrul Islam were also present. The visit was focused on identifying the role of University of Peshawar in the Afghanistan-Pakistan cooperation process, said the counselor on the occasion.
He added that this was because University of Peshawar was host to a number of Afghan students and the fact that most of the people at the helm of affairs in the present Afghan government had either remained students of this institution or their off springs had been part of it.