Afghan students who won Pakistani educational scholarships but have not yet been able to obtain visas gathered for a protest in front of the country’s embassy in Kabul on Monday.
The banners carried by the students are painted with the slogans: “The students have nothing to do with politics. We want our visas.”
“We call on the relevant departments of Pakistan to take necessary steps,” said Jahan Zaib Waziri, a student.
“The lessons began about 40 days ago but have yet to participate in the universities,” said Milad Ahmad, another student.
These students won scholarships for bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.
“We want them to immediately give us the visas so we can begin our lessons,” said a female student, who wished to go unnamed.
According to the students, classes began nearly two months ago.
The Pakistan embassy in Kabul has not commented.