Kashmir Black Day virtually observed in Bangkok

27 October 2020

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok, in partnership with Faysal Bank, organized an online informative session about the Roshan Digital Account for the Pakistani expatriates in Thailand. Participants included representatives of the Pakistani community organizations, leading businessmen, professionals working with the international organizations and Faysal Bank’s management team.

To encourage the Pakistani community in Thailand, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad digitally opened his Roshan Digital Account.

Members of the Pakistani community appreciated the initiative and expressed keen interest in availing facilities offered through the Roshan Digital Account.

6 October 2020

 

 

Pleased to meet Mr. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, President & CEO and senior executives of the SCG

6 October 2020

 

Good to see Mr. Naeem Ghauri, Founder/President NETSOL at their Asia Pacific Office in Bangkok. NETSOL Technologies Inc. is a leading IT company with global operations, listed on NASDAQ since 1998. A shining star for Pakistan’s fast growing IT industry. Naeem is also Founder-CEO of OTOZ, an on-demand mobility platform.

1 October 2020

 

 

Most grateful to our friends from Pakistan Alumni Association. A wonderful group of people with great love for Pakistan and eager to further promote Pak-Thai friendship. Thank you!

30 September 2020

 

 

Productive session with Jak Chamikorn, Chairman Wyncoast Industrial Park and related group of companies for business collaboration with Pakistan. Great potential, solid interest 

25 September 2020

 

 

Most useful interaction with Dr. Nuttapon, President/CEO of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), and his colleagues to enhance cooperation between Thailand and Pakistan availing our comparative advantages and expertise in the field of digital technology. Also had a privileged preview of the 5G Ecosystem Innovation Center being inaugurated today.

21 September 2020

 

 

Today, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with Mrs. Prakairatana Thontiravong, Commissioner, The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand. The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of human rights at various fora.

17 September 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad meeting with Mr. Chanin Donavanink, Chairman Dusit International, a global hotels chain with presence in 14 countries. The two sides discussed potential for investment in hospitality sector of Pakistan, medium & budget hotel chains and tourism sector. Mr. Chanin expressed keen interest and intended to visit Pakistan with his team once COVID situation is normalized.

14 September 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad held a meeting with Mr. Chiruit, President of the Thai Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). Avenues of cooperation between TCEB and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) were discussed along with training opportunities for officials, exhibition companies and exhibitors.

14 September 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad attended the 4th Annual General Meeting of Thai Pakistan Business Council (TPBC) held on 10th September, 2020.

 

 

Malik Amin Aslam, Federal Minister and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change participated in United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) High-level event on Air Pollution in Asia-Pacific, today as part of the commemoration of the 1st International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.
The meeting was also addressed by Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary General, and Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under Secretary General of the UN and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP. Other eminent speakers included Mr. Satya Tripathi, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and head of UNEP’s New York Office, and Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy.
Speakers discussed pathways to accelerate clean air action in Asia Pacific; policies needed to ensure a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 that builds a resilient and inclusive Asia Pacific; drop in movement trend during lockdown period which contributed to reduction in air pollution and efforts to sustain the air quality gains; clean energy transition; need for regional cooperation coupled with domestic efforts to reduce air pollution.
Advisor to the Prime Minister Malik Amin Aslam underscored the Government of Pakistan’s Green Stimulus Programme to mitigate the environmental and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. He noted that 84000 green jobs were created through the Green Stimulus Programme. He also highlighted Pakistan’s ten billion trees project and protected areas initiative aimed at enhanced natural coverage of national parks. Noting the strong linkage between transport and clean air, he emphasized government’s efforts to improve fuel quality and articulated Pakistan’s Electric Vehicle Policy which envisioned 30% shift to electric vehicles by 2020. Noting that air pollution can be reversed, he stressed the need for regional cooperation especially in tackling trans-boundary air pollution.
The high-level engagement by Pakistan manifests the Government’s priority on climate change and our leading role in promotion of the global climate agenda through multilateral cooperation.

8 September 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri, CEO of PM group. The two sides discussed Pakistan’s Shipping Policy, SEZs, and economic opportunities offered by Pakistan’s Gwadar port. PM group expressed keen interest in shipping and SEZs.

4 September 2020

 

 

Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Finance and Revenue Mr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh delivered keynote address at the UNESCAP High-Level event on Financing for Development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.
The event was organized via videoconferencing by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) as part of the Regional Conversation Series on Building Back Better with the aim to bring together senior representatives of Member States representatives and other eminent personalities to share their insights and experiences and advocate solutions on how the Asia-Pacific Region could build back better through regional cooperation in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting was addressed by Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under Secretary General of the UN and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, and Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, President of the Asian Development Bank. Other eminent speakers included Finance Ministers of Fiji and Maldives, and experts on fiscal and central banking issues from the region.
Speakers discussed national, regional and global initiatives needed to address the challenges of fiscal space and debt sustainability; policies needed to finance investments for economic recovery and for the 2030 Development Agenda in Asia and the Pacific; and the role of regional cooperation to ensure that the recovery is resilient, inclusive, and sustainable.
Dr. Shaikh highlighted the Government of Pakistan’s Ehsaas cash transfer programme to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. He noted the call by Prime Minister Imran Khan and other world leaders for global debt relief. He further noted that G20 Debt Suspension Initiative and Rapid Financing by the International Financial Institutions would help the poor countries to meet financial challenges posed by the pandemic. For the Asia-Pacific region, Dr. Shaikh suggested reprofiling of debt, establishment of Regional Resilience Fund and cancelation of debt for the extremely poor countries.

31 August 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad held a meeting with Mr. Isara Vongkusolkit, Chairman Mitr Phol group – the largest sugar producer in Thailand, 4th largest global sugar exporter, with stakes in chemicals, fertilizer, hospitality and power generation. Mr. Isara expressed interest in visiting Pakistan to explore investment and industrial cooperation.

31 August 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad held a meeting with the President of Sukosol Hotels Group, Ms. Kamala Sukosol and the CFO Ms. Daranee Sukosol. The two sides discussed potential for investment in hospitality sector of Pakistan, medium and budget hotel chains, and Tourism sector.

26 August 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad meeting with the professors from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok. The two sides, inter alia, discussed student exchange program, promoting people-to-people contacts by organizing cultural activities and tourism between the two countries.

24 August 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad called on Deputy Secretary General of Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) Mr. Chokedee Kaewsang and his team. The two sides discussed investment opportunities in Pakistan in SEZs, FEZ Gwadar, construction & housing sector, and tourism.

23 August 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad chairing the third session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Committee on Information and Communication Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation.

19 August 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad today in a meeting with Mr. Soonruth Bunyamanee, Editor of the Bangkok Post. The Ambassador, inter alia, briefed Mr. Bunyamanee about the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK).

18 August 2020

 

 

As part of the Independence Day Celebrations 2020, the Embassy of Pakistan in Thailand is pleased to launch “Our Pakistan” photo exhibition. Over the next weeks, a range of captivating imagery of Pakistan including strikingly beautiful landscapes, landmark historical sites and other locations will be showcased, bringing the diversity of Pakistan to friends in Thailand and around the world.
Let’s begin the journey to Pakistan!
https://pakstockphoto.com/exhibition

 

The 74th Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was observed at the Embassy of Pakistan in Bangkok

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad with HE Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of Thailand and Mr. Virachai Virameteekul, Member of Thai Parliament. Great opportunity to discuss Pakistan-Thailand relations, and regional and global issues in the context of the COVID crisis.

10 August 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad today met with the bureau chief of Japanese ASAHI TV channel. The Ambassador briefed them in detail about the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK).

7 August 2020

 

Youm-e-Istehsal (5 August 2020)

 

 

As part of the activities to mark Youm-e-Istehsal, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad today met with the editorial board of Khaosod newspaper and brief them in detail about the developments in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

5 August 2020

 

 

Today a special flight of Thai Smile Airways carried 49 Pakistanis back to Pakistan. This was the fourth special/repatriation flight from Bangkok. The flight will also bring back 69 Thai nationals and other passengers from Pakistan. Embassy of Pakistan remained actively engaged with the relevant Pakistani and Thai authorities to facilitate the return of Pakistani citizens. Embassy’s staff was at the airport to facilitate the passengers and see them off. We appreciate the cooperation of the Thai government and Thai Embassy in Islamabad for facilitating operation of the special flight.

11 July 2020

 

 

Repatriation Flight (PIA Bangkok-Lahore) – Saturday 6 June 2020

 

 

Pakistan at the first ever completely online Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Pakistan is also re-elected for another three year term to the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT).

21 May 2020

 

 

As part of the Embassy’s outreach efforts, today Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad through online platform connected with the Pakistani students studying in various academic institutions in different provinces of Thailand.

8 May 2020

 

 

Great pleasure meeting respected Mr. Umar Khan, President Thai Pakistani Friendship Association (TPFA). Enquired about the wellbeing of the Thai Pakistani community and wished them safety and good health during the current COVID-19 situation. We welcomed the improvement in the situation in Thailand and appreciated the full cooperation of the community members. Also informed them of the steps taken by the Government of Pakistan to effectively tackle the challenge posed by the crisis. Mr. Umar Khan also presented a contribution from TPFA for the Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund. Deeply appreciated this noble gesture of solidarity in keeping with the traditional love and support of the Thai-Pakistani community towards Pakistan. Also availed the opportunity to recall the great success enjoyed by the community over several generations in Thailand, and their immense contribution to the friendly relations and people to people contacts between Pakistan and Thailand.

6 May 2020

 

 

The government of #India must stop intimidation of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir. They must release & drop all charges against journalists who remain incarcerated solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

22 April 2020
https://twitter.com/amnesty/status/1252960388439777280?s=12&fbclid=IwAR1uHuW8dlp0OMN9SswBCjvb76hjYVtENeAN-siUmr01aYQUD_Qkc-xWR4k

https://t.co/P4B0FuFjbQ?amp=1

 

Leveraging technology – connecting with the community in the times of pandemic. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a virtual meeting today with the representatives of the Pakistani community from different cities/provinces of Thailand.

22 April 2020

 

 

Another 217 Pakistani nationals who were stuck in various cities of Thailand due to suspension of flight operations are traveling back home tonight by a special repatriation flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The Ambassador and other officials of the Embassy bid them farewell at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The arrangement of this special flight is part of the overall efforts of the Government of Pakistan to facilitate and assist the Pakistanis abroad. Despite looming COVID-19 threat and lockdown in Thailand, the Embassy remained in close liaison with our compatriots in various cities of Thailand. We are grateful to the Thai authorities, including Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and relevant provincial authorities for their cooperation with the Embassy enabling a swift transfer of Pakistanis who were stuck outside Bangkok.
All our Diplomatic Missions continue to work round the clock to assist Pakistanis around the world.

14 April 2020

 

 

Alhumdulillah !!! Pakistani passengers who have been stuck in Thailand for the past several days due to closure of flight operations are going back to Pakistan. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad has seen them off at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. They are excited to rejoin their families and loved ones. We wish them best. Despite looming COVID-19 threat and total lockdown in Thailand, Embassy provided all kind of support to our compatriots during this testing time. We are also thankful to the Thai authorities for their cooperation and support. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, Government of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Imran Khan (official)

28 March 2020

 

 

Passengers more comfortably accommodated in Silk Lounge, all being examined by doctors, and looked after by team pakistan Bkk. Thankful to all of them for great understanding and cooperation. All are in high spirits. Efforts continue in parallel for flight arrangements.

24 March 2020

 

 

Greatly honoured and blessed to welcome Most Venerable Arayawangso at the Residence (Pakistan House) today. Everyone benefited immensely from MV’s thoughts about humanity, peace, harmony and sustainability, and the important relationship between human being and religion. In his remarks, MV noted the many similarities in the basic teachings of Islam and Buddhism, and the importance of dialogue and greater understanding between different religions. Also discussed about MV’s next visit to Pakistan (#Gandhara # Taxila # Peshawar # Swat # Bhamala Buddhist heritage of Pakistan) accompanied by a large number of his followers. We look forward to welcoming MV in Pakistan again later this year.

16 March 2020

 

 

A delegation of Pakistan Navy War College visited the embassy and was briefed in detail about Pakistan – Thailand bilateral relations.

13 March 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad with Mr. Khan Saeed Afridi, a Pakistani national who won gold medal at the World Muaythai Organization Championships.

13 March 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with Mr. Prateep Phengtako, Director General of Thailand’s International Council of Museums to discuss cultural cooperation between Pakistan and Thailand including through exhibitions, exchange of cultural troupes and lectures on Buddhist heritage of Pakistan.

13 March 2020

 

 

Inaugural Navy to Navy talks between Pakistan Navy & Royal Thai Navy were held in Bangkok. C-in-C Thai Navy also met with visiting delegation of Pakistan Navy

5 March 2020

 

 

Briefing by FS Sohail Mahmood to OIC Ambassadors on IOJ&K. Rejected false narrative of ‘normalcy’; highlighted threat to peace & security; stressed implementation of UNSC&OIC resolutions
Highlighted targeted violence agst. Muslims & desecration of mosques in India by armed mobs.

5 March 2020

 

 

Another visit to Chiang Mai University to talk about Thailand Pakistan Relations and Regional Integration at the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration.

4 March 2020

 

 

Today, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad delivered a lecture on Pakistan-Thailand bilateral relations as part of “The Ambassador’s Talk” lecture series organized by Pridi Banomyong International College of Thammasat University. Ambassador’s lecture covered diverse aspects of Pakistan-Thailand relations, including current issues, history, Buddhist heritage, tourism, culture, economic and defence cooperation, people-to-people contacts and cooperation at regional and international fora. The lecture was followed by an interactive session with the students of PBIC, LL.B., IAC, BIR and other international programmes of Thammasat.

25 February 2020

 

 

Women of Indian Occupied Kashmir are the most resilient and brave in the world. They have made immense sacrifices and paid a heavy price in the decades old Kashmir conflict.
See what the world has to say about this.
#WomenResistanceDay

24 February 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad speaking at Rangsit University today. He dilated upon various aspects of the all-weather, strategic and unique Pakistan-China relations as well as China’s Belt and Road Initiative, China Pakistan Economic Corridor, and regional dynamics.

20 February 2020

 

Pakistan reiterates demand for justice for victims of Samjhauta Express blasts
18 February 2020

 

 

10th round of Joint Logistic Committee meeting between Pakistan Armed Forces and Royal Thai Armed Forces took place in Bangkok from 11-14 February 2020. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad also hosted the Pakistani delegation at the Pakistan House.

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok hosted an event today to commemorate the Kashmir Solidarity Day. A large number of the Pakistani diaspora, Kashmiri community, Thai Pakistanis and Thai nationals including women and children participated in the event to express their support and solidarity with the people of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) who are waging a brave and just struggle for realizing their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom. Messages from the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Kashmir Solidarity Day were also readout.
In his remarks, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar said that 5 February was being commemorated in Pakistan and globally to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Kashmir who have been waging a struggle for their freedom and self-determination for over 70 years in the face of repression and atrocities at the hands of the Indian occupying forces. The situation in IOJ&K is one of the worst human rights and humanitarian crisis. Pakistan supports the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for the realization of their right to self-determination and has been calling for accountability for the human rights violations in IOJ&K.
The international community supports the legitimate and peaceful political struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination and has condemned human rights violations in IOJ&K including 185-day long inhumane lockdown. No country in the world recognizes the Indian position that Kashmir is an integral part of India. Discussion on Kashmir issue by various governments and by the Security Council has rejected Indian claims that Kashmir is India’s internal matter. Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute between India and Pakistan, and it must be resolved peacefully according to the UN resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.

5 February 2020

 

 

 

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed deep concern over the worsening human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
~Have a look at OIC’s statement on Kashmir
#KashmirSolidarityDay #KashmirNeedsAttention

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with the President of the Thailand-Pakistan Parliamentarian Friendship Group, Ms. Nantana Songprscha, and other members of the Group. The two sides exchanged views on numerous issues, including parliamentary exchanges, role of Parliaments in national development and peace and security, women’s representation and contribution in politics, bilateral cooperation in education, trade, tourism and culture with a special reference to the Buddhist heritage of Pakistan.

5 February 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with the President of the Thailand-Pakistan Parliamentarian Friendship Group, Ms. Nantana Songprscha, and other members of the Group. The two sides exchanged views on numerous issues, including parliamentary exchanges, role of Parliaments in national development and peace and security, women’s representation and contribution in politics, bilateral cooperation in education, trade, tourism and culture with a special reference to the Buddhist heritage of Pakistan.

4 February 2020

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok hosted an event today to commemorate the Kashmir Solidarity Day. 

4 February 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a meeting with the Executive Committee of Thai Pakistan Business Council. Focus of discussion was Trade & Investment opportunities in Pakistan.

3 February 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with Mr. Viboon Kromatid, MD of AMATA Corporation, the leading Industrial Estate Development company in the ASEAN region. The two sides discussed priority areas for investment in Pakistan, and the enabling environment and the incentives for SEZ’s provided by the Government of Pakistan.

3 February 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with Mr. Viboon Kromatid, MD of AMATA Corporation, the leading Industrial Estate Development company in the ASEAN region. The two sides discussed priority areas for investment in Pakistan, and the enabling environment and the incentives for SEZ’s provided by the Government of Pakistan.

2 February 2020

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a meeting with the Executive Committee of Thai Pakistan Business Council. Focus of discussion was Trade & Investment opportunities in Pakistan.

2 February 2020

 

News Link How the India Covered Kashmir

17 January 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2020/01/02/the-not-hot-list-10-best-under-the-radar-trips-for-2020/#3974bde92264

 

Pakistan among Forbes’ 10 Best Under-the-Radar-Trips for 2020
Wild Frontiers has been tipping Pakistan as the next big destination for a couple of years now, but with the recent visit and royal seal of approval from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they anticipate the destination will continue to be one to watch. “Pakistan is perhaps the ultimate adventure travel destination,” says founder Jonny Bealby. “It offers ancient Indus civilizations stretching back 4,000 years, and exciting cities like Lahore with its forts, mosques and palaces. But most of all, it offers incredible scenery, particularly in the north where the three greatest mountain ranges collide. Pakistan is great for trekking, mountain biking, rafting or just cultural tourism. The infrastructure has also improved, with resurfaced roads and new tunnels cutting down travel time, new luxury hotels are opening up in the region.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2020/01/02/the-not-hot-list-10-best-under-the-radar-trips-for-2020/#3974bde92264

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad chairing the meeting of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives (ACPR) of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. 21 January 2020

 

Today on his Birthday, we pay homage to our Quaid, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Our Leader, who believed in law and justice. A man of great vision who foresaw the importance of two separate nations. 72 years later Quaid’s worst critics concede that he was right. Ay Quaid tujhay salaam!

25 December 2020

A briefing for the press was held today at the Embassy of Pakistan in Bangkok. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad briefed the representatives of the media including Thai and international media about the situation in Kashmir, human rights violations and continuing lock-down.

13 December 2020

 

World is observing Human Rights Day but Kashmir continues to suffer. Kashmiris are being killed, maimed and vandalized by so-called biggest democracy, India. Human rights violations in occupied Kashmir invite world attention.
#HumanRightsDay

10 December 2020

 

The annual Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) conference was organized by Overseas Pakistanis Association in Bangkok on 27 November which was attended by a large number of people from Pakistani and Thai-Pakistani community, Thai Muslims, and other nationalities and faiths. Various speakers shed light on the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that was a perfect role model for people in all aspects. They emphasized the importance of following the true progressive spirit of Islam and the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Renowned Thai Monk Phramethithammajarn also attended the conference as special guest speaker. He noted that all religions reinforced the message of peace, harmony and humanity. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad also addressed the gathering.

28 November 2019

 

 

A delegation led by the honourable Deputy Speaker National Assembly Mr. Qasim Khan Suri, including honourable MNAs Mr. Mehboob Shah, Mr. Akram Cheema, Mr. Sajid Hussain Turi and Mr. Jamil Ahmed Khan visited Embassy today and had an interaction with the members of the Pakistani and Thai Pakistani community.
The honourable Deputy Speaker addressed the gathering, and exchanged views with the representatives of the Thai Pakistani Friendship Association and Overseas Pakistanis Thai Association.
In his address, the Deputy Speaker highlighted the Government’s policies and initiatives for economic development, good governance, promotion of tourism and social welfare programmes. He also briefed the audience about the efforts of the Government in support of the oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir by drawing attention of the international community to the grave human rights violations perpetrated against the Kashmiri people, and upholding their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions.

25 November 2019

 

 

Proudly representing Pakistan at the 9th Celebration of Silk-Thai Silk Road to World. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the opening ceremony. Jimmy Choo also joined more than 60 designers from around the world and 70 diplomats on stage wearing Thai Silk.

24 November 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad called on Mr. Dusit Manapan, Director General, Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 22nd November 2019. All facets of the bilateral relations were discussed during the meeting.

23 November 2019

 

 

Models showcasing amazing creations by the Ace Pakistani Designer MEHDI at the 2nd Thai Silk International Fashion Week.

18 November 2019

 

 

In Pattani, visiting the Madinatussalam Project, with Dr. Saleh Talek, Prof. Worawit Baru former Senator and Prof. Shafi-e-Baru.

15 November 2019

 

 

During the visit to South Thailand, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad visited the Prince of Songkla University Pattani Campus and the Fatoni University, Pattani. The Ambassador gave talk on Foreign Policy of Pakistan with a focus on Asia. He had interaction with the students and faculty members. The Ambassador appreciated the important contribution of the educational institutions in capacity building of the youth for community and national development. He also met Dr. Ismaillutfi Rector of Fatoni University and members of the Pakistan Alumni Association to exchange views on educational linkages between Pakistan and Thailand.

15 November 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad called on Mr Chaisit Parnichpong Governor of Yala Province

15 November 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad meeting with the members of the Pakistani and Thai Pakistani community from Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.

15 November 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad meeting with Mr. Somnuk Promkeaw, Vice Governor of Pattani

15 November 2019

 

 

100 days of India’s crippling security lockdown in Kashmir 

12 November 2019

 

 

Message of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor, (09 Nov 2019).
I wish to congratulate the Sikh Community, residing on both sides of the border and the world over, on this historic day of inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor. The significance of this event for the Sikh Community, on 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, can be well understood by the Muslims who know what it means to visit holy places.
The inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor is a manifestation of the fact that our hearts are always open for the followers of different religions as enjoined by our great religion and envisioned by our Father of the Nation. Today we are not only opening border but also our hearts for the Sikh community. This unprecedented gesture of goodwill from the Government of Pakistan is a reflection of our deep respect for Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji and religious sentiments of Sikh Community who always wanted to have an easy access to the shrine of their spiritual leader and perform their religious obligations.
The inauguration today is also a testimony of our commitment towards peace of the region. We believe that the road to prosperity of region and bright future of our coming generation lies in peace. We believe that interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence will provide us an opportunity to work for larger interests of people of the sub-continent.
While congratulating the Sikh Community once again, I also wish to thank all those who contributed towards transforming this vision in reality in record time of 10 months only.

9 November 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad with Mr. Boonchai Chokwatana, Chairman of M/s Saha Pathanapibul PLC and other top executives of the Group including Mr. Boonkiet Chokwatana, Chairman ICC International, Mr. Boonyarith Mahamontri, President Lion Corporation Thailand, and Mr. Vathit Chokwatana, President SAHAPAT. Had a good exchange on business and investment prospects in Pakistan. So glad on also being joined by HE Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of Thailand.

1 November 2019

 

 

Most Venerable Arayawangso, a distinguished Buddhist Monk from Thailand called on the Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood today.

30 October 2019

 

 

Today, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad delivered a lecture on the Kashmir issue at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Srinakharinwirot University of Thailand. The extensive lecture was followed by an interactive session where the Ambassador interacted with the faculty and students and answered their queries regarding the Kashmir issue.

30 October 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in meeting with H.E. Mr. Chuan Leekpai, President of the National Assembly of Thailand and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

29 October 2019

 

 

111th National Management Course participants visited the Embassy today, they are visiting Bangkok on the Foreign Study Tour component of their course. They were given briefing by the Deputy Head of Mission, Commercial Counsellor and the Defense Attache on Pakistan Thailand bilateral relations. At end of the briefing Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad answered their questions and hosted them for a lunch.

28 October 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad at the Muslim Thai Fair organized by the Sheikhul Islam office of Thailand. Speaking on the state of the Muslim World, the Ambassador also highlighted the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

27 October 2019

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan hosted a solemn event to observe the Kashmir Black Day. A large number of the Pakistani diaspora, Kashmiri community, Thai Pakistanis and Thai nationals including women and children participated in the event. The participants were holding placards denouncing Indian atrocities, and chanted slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘Kashmir Banay Ga Pakistan’. National Anthems of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir were played at the occasion. Messages of the Prime Minister and President of Pakistan were read out followed by screening of a documentary in connection with the Kashmir Black Day. The participants also joined in a milli naghma (national song) to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
2. Speakers expressed serious concern over the situation in Kashmir and voiced solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
3. In his remarks, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar said that it was a collective duty of everyone to raise voice in support of the oppressed people all over the world whose human rights were being violated. Since 27 October 1947, India had used brute force and military deployment to suppress the voice of the Kashmiri people and violate their human rights and deny them their right to self-determination. That right to self-determination was given to the Kashmiri people by the United Nations and the international community, and it was agreed by both India and Pakistan that the future of Jammu and Kashmir would be decided by the Kashmiri people through a plebiscite to be organized by the United Nations.
4. The Ambassador noted that the events after 5 August 2019, the situation on ground, and the reaction of the international community had made it very clear what the people of Kashmir wanted. Human rights violations and brutal use of force would not suppress the voice of the Kashmiri people for demanding their fundamental right to self-determination. It was a voice of justice and reason rooted in legality and international law. He said that the situation in Kashmir was deeply tragic and we shared the pain and suffering of the Kashmiri people. It was the responsibility of all peace-loving and conscientious people of the world to stand up with and support the Kashmiri people.
5. The Ambassador said that Pakistan wanted a solution to the Kashmir dispute that respects and upholds international legality, is in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people, and brings peace and stability in the region. India had failed to break the will of the Kashmiri people through use of force and the Kashmiris would not stop their struggle until they achieve their right to self-determination. People of Kashmir were not alone in their struggle. Pakistani nation shall continue to stand with them and support their just cause by all possible means.

27 October 2019

 

 

Pakistan is all set to open its doors for Sikhs from all across the globe, as the construction work on Kartarpur project enters final stages and will be open to public in November, 2019. World’s largest Gurdwara will be visited by Sikhs from across India and other parts of the World.
This will become a major religious hub for the Sikh community, and will boost the local economy, result in earning foreign exchange for the country creating jobs in different sectors including travel & hospitality. Religious Tourism is on the rise in Pakistan, earlier Buddhist monks visited various sites for religious rituals followed by opening of #Kartarpur corridor.

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/embassy/2019/10/25/come-visit-for-buddhism-and-snow-pakistani-amb-invites-thai-tourists/

25 October 2019

 

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with Mr. Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary Ministery of Commerce Thailand today to discuss bilateral trade, and steps to increase it further. Current status of FTA talks, out bound investment policy of Thailand and available opportunities of investment in Pakistan were also dilated upon. Both sides agreed to continue current level of cooperation to further increase bilateral trade and investment and hoped that next round of FTA talks scheduled to be held in Bangkok will be conclusive.

10 October 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with Mr. Narapat Kaewthong, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives today to discuss promotion of bilateral trade especially Agricultural products. Ambassador also offered assistance to Thai food processors and seafood sector, if they plan to visit Pakistan for overseas investment, in line with the recommendations of BoI Thailand. Both sides appreciated the potential of trade and investment in these sectors and agreed to have follow up meetings.

9 October 2019

 

 

Mr. Riaz Fatyana, Member National Assembly of Pakistan and Convener of the Parliamentary Taskforce on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) participated as keynote presenter in the 10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Ministry of Energy of Thailand. Other prominent speakers were Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Energy of Thailand, Mr. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) of Indonesia and Mr. Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group and Former member of German Bundestag.
Highlighting renewable energy resources potential of Pakistan, Mr. Fatyana apprised the participants of Government of Pakistan’s plans to increase the share of renewable energy in total power generation of the country, including through power from wind, solar, small hydro and biomass sources. He identified the challenges hindering the realization of the full renewable energy potential of Pakistan and stressed the need for environmentally sustainable solution to these challenges, with a shift to low carbon economy and enhanced resources efficiency. He said that Parliament of Pakistan had set a precedent for other private and public sector institutions by “going green” and operating completely on solar energy.
Separately, Mr. Fatyana also had a meeting with Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP. Reiterating Pakistan’s commitment to implement the 2030 Development Agenda, he said that the Government of Pakistan was focusing on poverty reduction through human development. He also apprised the Executive Secretary of the steps taken by Pakistan for Youth and Women Empowerment. He invited the Executive Secretary to visit Pakistan.

7 October 2019

 

 

Memorable excerpt from HM King Rama IX address at the state banquet during the royal visit to Pakistan in March 1962.

4 October 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad met with Mr. Itthiphol Kunplome, Minister of Culture of Thailand. The two sides undertook to deepen the cooperation including through promoting common Buddhist heritage, people-to-people contacts, holding joint cultural events, and collaboration in the field of archaeology and fine arts.

2 October 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad with Gen. Apirat, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army.

26 September 2019

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan held an event today to express solidarity with the people of IOJ&K and to raise voice for the respect of the dignity of women in IOJ&K.

20 September 2019

 

 

BoI Thailand presented findings of their study on investment opportunities in Pakistan today at a Seminar in Sukosol Hotel, attended by large number of potential investors. BoI spoke highly of potential areas of investment in Pakistan specially apprised the participants of available opportunities in hospitality, food processing, fishery and automotive industry. Ambassador of Pakistan also attended the event.

19 September 2019

 

 

Remembering Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Embassy paid homage to the great Quaid and offered Fateha on his 71st death anniversary.

12 September 2019

 

 

A seminar on Tourism titled “Discover Pakistan: From the Buddhist Trails to the Scenic Mountains” was held today in Shangri-la hotel Bangkok. The Seminar was arranged by the Pakistan Embassy in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and featured presentations and videos on the Buddhist heritage and scenic tourist sites of Pakistan.
The honourable Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Mr. Muhammad Hammad Azhar was the chief guest at the event. Besides tour operators from Thailand and Pakistan, investors from the hospitality industry and prominent Thai citizens and Pakistanis participated in the event.
In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that Pakistan possessed rich history, and diverse culture and landscapes. He highlighted the Buddhist Gandhara sites in Pakistan and the breathtaking scenery of Pakistan’s northern areas, and invited Thai citizens to visit Pakistan.
In his remarks, the honourable Federal Minister enumerated the tourism friendly policies of the Government of Pakistan and invited Thai investors to take advantage of the growing tourism sector in Pakistan.
Presentations on various aspects of tourism in Pakistan were made by Mr. Imran Shouket (Chairman JOBS Group), Mr. Mubashar Ayub (Gilgit Baltistan Tourism Department), Mr. Ali Naqi Hamdani (Landmark Communications), Asst. Prof Suddan Wisudthiluck and Dr. Nitinant Wisaweisuan (Thammasat University).
The Seminar was followed by a Business to Business segment to facilitate interaction between the Thai and Pakistani tour operators.
The event was part of the ongoing efforts of the Embassy to promote people to people contacts between Thailand and Pakistan through culture and tourism.

11 September 2019

 

 

Pakistan Minister for Economic Affairs Muhammad Hammad Azhar today called on Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The two sides discussed ways to further deepen cooperation and collaboration between ESCAP and the Government of Pakistan.

11 September 2019

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan hosted an event to commemorate the 54th Defence and Martyrs Day and Day of Solidarity with the People of the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K). A large number of Pakistani diaspora, Kashmiri community, Thai Pakistanis and Thai nationals including women and children participated in the event. The participants chanted slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘Kashmir Banay Ga Pakistan’. National Anthems of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir were played followed by documentaries on Pakistan Armed Forces and Indian brutalities in IOJ&K. Message from the Prime Minister of Pakistan was also readout.
In his remarks, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar thanked and appreciated the bravery, capabilities and professional expertise of the Pakistani Armed Forces. He said the Pakistani Armed Forces were ready to defend the nation and our Kashmiri brothers and sisters, and the world saw a little glimpse of our readiness, capability, and bravery on 27 February. He noted that celebration of Defence and Martyrs Day as the Day of Solidarity with the people of Kashmir indicated that present and future of Pakistani was closely linked to well-being, prosperity, and independence of people of IOJ&K. It was a long struggle and we were committed to carrying out this on daily basis both within and outside Pakistan. This struggle required united efforts led by the political leadership and supported by all segments of the society. The entire Pakistani nation was willing to do anything to help our Kashmiri brothers and sisters. Noting that Kashmir was never an internal issue of India, the Ambassador said that the recent Indian actions in Kashmir were illegal and in violation of international law. Kashmir was an internationally recognized disputed territory and its future would be determined by the people of Kashmir through a free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of United Nations as provided in the relevant Security Council resolutions. People of IOJ&K were facing the worst kind of human rights violations and killings. The Indian Government was trying to suppress their voices. Pakistani people should become the voice of Kashmiris and project and promote Kashmir cause at all level.

6 September 2019

 

 

On Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call, Pakistani and Kashmiri community in Thailand held various events in solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. At the Embassy, Anthems of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir were played. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that the entire nation stood with the people of Kashmir and would continue to support them till the realization of their right to self determination and freedom.

31 August 2019

 

 

Pakistan ranks 4th among the world’s fastest-growing freelance markets, with 47% growth in freelance earning during the second quarter as compared to the same period of last year.
#RisingPakistan

30 August 2019

 

The 73rd Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was observed at the Embassy of Pakistan in Bangkok as a Day of Solidarity with the People of the Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. 

14 August 2019

 

 

Immense pleasure and honour joining all Pakistanis and Thai people in wishing a very happy birthday to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother. We wish and pray for Her Majesty’s good health, happiness and long life, and for Her continuing affection, benevolence and gracious guidance for the Thai nation. The people of Pakistan fondly remember the Royal visit of Their Majesties King Rama IX (Late) and Queen Sirikit to Pakistan in 1962, that laid the foundation of enduring friendship between our two countries.

12 August 2019

 

 

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of NSC at Prime Minister’s Office. Committee discussed situation arising out of unilateral & illegal actions by Indian govt, situation inside Indian Occupied J&K and along LOC.

8 August 2019

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad paid a courtesy call on General Nat Intharacharoen, Permanent Secretary of Defence, Thailand. The two sides expressed satisfaction on existing bilateral Defence relations and reaffirmed their commitment to further deepen the cooperation.

7 August 2019

 

An emergency meeting of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir was held on 6th August 2019 in the wake of illegal actions by India to alter the internationally recognized disputed status of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK).

6 August 2019

 

 

Greatly honoured to sign the royal book of congratulations at the Grand Palace on the auspicious occasion of the birthday of His Majesty King Rama X of Thailand.
On behalf of the Government and the people of Pakistan as well as all Pakistanis in Thailand, it gives me great pleasure and immense honour to extend our best wishes for the health and happiness and long life of His Majesty The King. On this joyous occasion, we wish continued progress and prosperity for the Kingdom of Thailand and its friendly people under the sagacious and kind guidance of His Majesty The King. I am confident that the excellent and friendly relations between Thailand and Pakistan will further strengthen in the years ahead. Happy celebrations!

28 July 2019

 

 

Met the highly successful and dynamic Thai Pakistani community during the short visit to Chiang Rai. Grateful for their affection and hospitality at the impressive Pakistan Mosque. Looking forward to visiting Chiang Rai again.

27 July 2019

 

 

Such pleasure and honour meeting Phra Maha Venerable Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi in Chiang Rai today. Invited him to visit Pakistan. Venerable has great interest in the history of Buddhism in Pakistan and is very keen in visiting Taxila (Taksila) and other important sites in Pakistan. Shared with Venerable our desire to strengthen bonds of friendship between the people of Pakistan and Thailand through the historical linkage to the shared Buddhist heritage of Gandhara. Requested the Venerable to help raise awareness in this regard especially among the young generation.
Greatly appreciated Venerable’s strong role and advocacy for refugees as UNHCR Patron for Peace and Compassion. Also took the opportunity to brief him about Pakistan’s contribution to this global cause as the longstanding host to millions of Afghan refugees. Venerable also expressed the desire to visit the refugees in Pakistan. #pakistan #Gandhara #Taxila #Swat

26 July 2019

 

 

Royal Thai Army Military Academy cadets are on a visit to Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) as part of cadet exchange program. They are reciprocating the visit of PMA cadets. The officers of the Thai delegation also met with Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad before their departure to Pakistan.

23 July 2019

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan in collaboration with the Siam Society under Royal Patronage organized an interactive session on the rich Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan entitled “Glorious Gandhara – A Cradle of Buddhist Civilization” at the Siam Society on 13 July 2019. The event was attended by a large number of Thai people and various nationalities from all walks of life including public and private sectors, government officials, members of the Siam Society, academia, researchers, business community, and media. President of the Siam Society Ms. Pikulkeaw Krairiksh welcomed the guest Speakers Prince Adnan Aurangzeb and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan and recalled the important place of Gandhara in Buddhist history. Prince Adnan Aurungzeb gave a lucid overview of the Buddhist heritage of Pakistan and the historical efforts for its preservation. Dr. Khan apprised the audience of the history of Gandharan art and its influence in the spread of Buddhism across the regions. Noting that Gandhara was the land of fragrance, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad thanked the two distinguished speakers for bringing that fragrance to the audience. He said that the event was part of the overall objective of promoting people to people contacts, for which the well preserved Buddhist heritage of Pakistan provided an enduring linkage. #Gandhara #Paksitan #Buddhism #Taxila #SwatValley

13 July 2019

 

 

Pakistan’s Air Force Chief visits Thailand
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Pakistan Air Force (PAF) visited Thailand on official invitation of Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C), Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) on 23-26 June 2019. C-in-C Chaiyapruk Didyasarin had earlier visited Pakistan from 31 Jan to 2 Feb 2019.
The CAS visited RTAF headquarters, where he was presented a guard of honour. Later he called on the C-in-C, RTAF, which was followed by delegation level talks. Various matters of professional and mutual interest including regional peace and stability came under discussion during the meeting. Both the Chiefs agreed to further enhance bilateral cooperation to strengthen the defence and security relations between the two countries, and the two air forces in particular. The CAS also visited a RTAF operational base in Surat Thani province, where he was briefed on various aspects of operational readiness of the RTAF.
During the visit, the CAS also called on General Bundit Boonyapan, Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTArF) and discussed bilateral defence cooperation. Both sides reaffirmed their resolve to further enhance the existing cooperative partnership between the Armed Forces.

30 June 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad visited Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and held a meeting with the President AIT today. Various areas of collaboration were discussed. Ambassador also met with Pakistani students studying in AIT.

19 June 2019

 

 

A delegation of Pakistan Air Force Air War College (AWC) visited the National Defence Studies Institute of Royal Thai Armed Forces.

14 June 2019

 

 

A delegation of Pakistan Air Force Air War College (AWC) visited the embassy. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad met with Commandant AWC AVM Abrar Ahmed and interacted with the faculty and student officers. The delegation was briefed on Pak-Thai bilateral relations.

14 June 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad attended the Annual General Meeting of Thailand Pakistan Business Council (TPBC) today at Mercure Hotel. During opening remarks, the Ambassador highlighted the current economic situation of Pakistan and shared proposals to further increase bilateral trade. Chairman of TPBC presented the annual report, followed by updates from BoI Thailand, Ministry of industries and FTA committee of Board of Trade, Thailand.

10 June 2019

 

 

Honourable Senator Madam Sitara Ayaz, Chairperson Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, is attending the 2019 Asia Pacific High Level Forum on Green Economy being held at the UNESCAP Center in Bangkok from 10 to 12 June. Today, she participated in the Ministerial Panel Discussion on Enabling Policy & Regulatory Frameworks for a Green Economy.

10 June 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a meeting with the Thai Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association today at the Federation of Thai Industries, to discuss bilateral collaboration of Pharma industry between the two countries. Similarities in Pharma industry of both countries were discussed and idea of bilateral exchange of delegations was explored.

30 May 2019

 

 

Pakistan and ESCAP co-organized a panel discussion ‘Civil registration and identity for all – a pathway to SDGs’ during the 75th Session of the Commission. Moderated by Deputy Executive Secretary (Mr. Hongjoo Hahm), the panel constituted Malaysia (Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Chief Statistician), China (Mr. Li Hong, Permanent Representative to ESCAP), Pakistan (Dr. S.M. Mursalin, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms), UNICEF (Ms. Kendra J. Gregson, Regional Adviser Child Protection) and ESCAP (Ms. Gemma Van Halderen, Director Statistics Division). Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary, UNESCAP also participated in the event and offered the closing remarks.

28 May 2019

 

 

Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad, Special Secretary (Asia-Pacific), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, head of Pakistan delegation addressing the plenary of the 75th Session of the UNESCAP Commission.

28 May 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the event on Belt and Road Initiative and Sustainable Development Goals.

28 May 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad with Mr. Pracha Hetrakul, Chairman of Daily News.

3 May 2019

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad addressing Pakistanis and the Thai-Pakistani Community in Phitsanulok.

22 April 2019

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad visited Mae Sot and met with the Pakistani community.

22 April 2019

 

 

On visit to Chiang Mai Province, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had meeting with Governor Supachai Iemsuwan. President of Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and other departments were also present.

19 April 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad meeting with the Pakistani and Thai Muslim Community of Chiang Mai.

19 April 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad called on the President of the Chiang Mai University Professor Niwes Nantachit. The Ambassador also gave a talk at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

19 April 2019

 

 

NAURUZ celebrations at the UN Convention Center, Bangkok cohosted by Pakistan and other countries.

23 March 2019

 

 

Flag hoisting and Pakistan Day celebrations at the Embassy of Pakistan in Bangkok. Large number of Pakistanis and Thai friends participated.

23 March 2019

 

 

Pakistan National Day reception was held at a local hotel which was attended by senior representatives of the Thai Government, armed forces, the business community, the diplomatic corps, and Pakistani diaspora. His Excellency Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul was the chief guest at the event.

22 March 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad had a candid discussion with famous Thailand-based food blogger Mark Wiens about his forthcoming visit to Pakistan. This would be Mark’s second visit. Mark shared with the Ambassador fond memories of his earlier visit to Pakistan.

14 March 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad with Privy Councilor H.E. Gen. Surayud Chulanont.

9 March 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad called on the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Luechai Ruddit on 21 February 2019. They exchanged views on further strengthening of cooperation between the navies of the two countries.

23 February 2019

 

 

Observers from Pakistan Armed Forces visiting a primary school in Phitsanulok province of Thailand during humanitarian care assistance leg of multinational “cobra gold” exercise.

16 February 2019

 

 

An impressive event was held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Bangkok on 5 February 2019 to commemorate the Kashmir Solidarity Day. A large number of members of the Pakistani community in Thailand, Thai Pakistanis, as well as Thai citizens were present to express their support and solidarity with the people of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir who are waging a brave and just struggle for realizing their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom.
At this solemn occasion, messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the audience. The speakers paid rich tributes to the valiant Kashmiri people who have been subjected to grave violations of human rights by the Indian occupying forces, rendered tremendous sacrifices, but remained steadfast in their determination to free themselves from the illegal occupation.
In his remarks, Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that people throughout the world were standing in support of the Kashmiri people. In this age of democracy and fundamental freedoms, foreign occupation was an unacceptable concept. Even history was witness that forceful occupation of foreign lands and people could not last forever. The people of Kashmir knew that freedom was their destiny. No amount of oppression and atrocities could deter them. The freedom movement was in the hearts and minds of the Kashmiris. It was there in their homes and in the streets of Kashmir. The pellet guns of Indian forces may have physically blinded many innocent Kashmiris, but all of the Kashmiri people could see Azadi (freedom) written on the wall. Only the Indian leadership could not see. He noted that the case for Kashmiri people’s self determination was strong because it was a case rooted in human rights, moral force, and the power of legality and international law. That was why more and more voices were being raised in support of the Kashmiri people by the United Nations, governments, parliamentarians, human rights organizations and international media. The United Nations and the international community had promised the right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The Ambassador reiterated that the people and Government of Pakistan would continue to extend full support to their Kashmiri brothers and sisters till the effective realization of their right to self-determination in accordance with their wishes and the UN Security Council resolutions.

5 February 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad attended the meeting of Thailand Pakistan Business Council (TPBC) held today at the Board of Trade, Thailand. The Ambassador informed the participants about business and investment prospects in Pakistan and the Government’s policies to facilitate foreign businesspersons including the newly announced e-Visa and the already existing visa on arrival facility for many counties including Thailand. Bilateral trade crossed 1.6 billion dollars during 2018. Views were exchanged for further promotion of bilateral trade and investment. Invitation was also extended for Texpo 2019, to be held in Lahore from 11-14 April 2019.

30 January 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad with Madam Pikulkeaw Krairiksh, President of the Siam Society today.

22 January 2019

 

Most Ven. Arayawangso welcomed at the Embassy of Pakistan
Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad welcomed Most Ven. Arayawangso at the Pakistan Embassy. The Ambassador said that he and his colleagues at the Embassy felt deeply honoured by the visit of Most Ven. Arayawangso.
The meeting was devoted to forging deeper friendship and people to people contacts between Thailand and Pakistan, and in that regard promotion of greater awareness and learning about the Buddhist World Heritage preserved in Pakistan.
The Ambassador presented to the Most Ven. books on the Gandhara civilization and rich Buddhist history of Pakistan. Most Ven. Arayawangso conveyed message of love and kindness for the people of Pakistan, the land of civilization.
The Ambassador also invited Most Ven. Arayawangso to visit Pakistan which he graciously accepted.

19 January 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad visited the National Office of Buddhism and met with Mr. Narong Songmak, Deputy Director General and his team. They discussed cooperation between Pakistan and Thailand in promoting greater awareness, people to people contacts and visits in the context of the rich Buddhist heritage of Pakistan.

17 January 2019

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan participated in the 65th YWCA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar. Mr. Yasir Iqbal Butt, First Secretary, attended the opening ceremony on behalf of the Embassy. He presented a traditional hand woven carpet to Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali and accompanied Her Royal Highness to visit Pakistani booth displaying traditional Pakistani handicrafts.

11 January 2019

 

 

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad met with Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the new Executive Secretary of UNESCAP. The Executive Secretary thanked the Ambassador for the support extended by Pakistan to UNESCAP. The Ambassador assured the Executive Secretary of Pakistan’s continued support and wished her all the best in steering the work of UNESCAP

8 January 2019

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