Opposite to media reviews, Scholar Direct Stream (SDS) by Canada has led to a document improve within the issuance of examine permits to Pakistani college students.
In July 2019, the Canadian authorities had expanded the SDS to Pakistan, making it the fifth nation to have entry to SDS together with China, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Underneath the SDS, Canadian authorities are required to subject examine permits to college students from these 5 international locations inside 20 days.
In accordance with Pakistan’s Excessive Commissioner to Canada, Raza Bashir Tarar, the speed of issuance of examine permits to Pakistani college students has elevated from 33% to 46% since July final 12 months.
The Excessive Commissioner additionally strongly refuted media reviews in regards to the purported excessive charge of refusal of visas to Pakistani college students desirous of finding out in Canada, including that the Fee has notified the Canadian authorities on this regard as effectively.
Whereas emphasizing the necessity for fulfilling necessities to obviate the potential for refusal, Raza Bashir expressed hope that increasingly college students from Pakistan would profit from alternatives in Canada within the coming years.