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How student visas to Britain became big business

Source: Posted By: Peter 4672 days ago

The giant billboards looming over the streets of Rawalpindi, depicting smiling Pakistani students clutching British degrees, are inversely proportional to the cramped offices in the dilapidated buildings behind them.

Getting a student visa for Britain is big business in Pakistan, which is riven by unemployment and political instability. As a result a booming cottage industry of "education consultants" has sprung up - up to 4,000 businesses that process the hopes of young people hoping to study....

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