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Pakistan in Kuwait

First batch distributed. More boxes of essential items are being prepared for daily wagers; the persons in dire need. 10 April 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

‪Big shout out to young Pakistani American community organizer Amal Muzzafar, Staten Island for raising money to purchase 2,200 N95 masks donated to hospitals in Staten Island.?

10 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Cambodia 9 April 2020

سفارتخانے نے آج پھنسے ہوئے تمام پاکستانیوں کا دورہ کیا۔ ان کے کھانے اور رہائش کی امداد کی میعاد ختم ہوگئی تھی۔ ان کے مسائل سنے گئے۔ سفارت خانہ نے ایک بار پھر ایک ہوٹل جس کا مالک پاکستانی ہے اس میں ان کے لئے کھانے اور رہائش کا انتظام کیا۔ ان میں سے کچھ نے اپنے خیالات بھی شیئر کیے اور حکومت سے یہ بھی اپیل کی کہ اگر قریب ہی کوئی پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پرواز ہے تو پنوم پن کمبوڈیا سے انہیں بھی اس میں اٹھایا جاۓ-

 

Pakistan Embassy Tokyo

PRESS RELEASE

Donation of Medical Equipment for Pakistan from Fair Medical Japan (08-04-2020): A young Pakistani businessman Mr. Asad Nawaz Khan, President of Fair Medical Japan has singlehandedly donated a huge lot of medical equipment including refurbished ventilators, ECG machines, ultrasound machines, analyzers, nebulizers, injection pumps and special wheelchair for Pakistan in response to the healthcare situation due to Covid-19 pandemic. Total market value of the donated equipment is more than Rs.35 million. In a handing over ceremony in Kashiwa – a small town near Tokyo, Mr. Asad shared the list of equipment with the Ambassador of Pakistan in Japan Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad, who also visited the warehouse of Fair Medical along with Mr. Tahir Cheema, Trade & Investment Counsellor. The donor and Embassy representatives briefed media at the end of the ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad thanked the donor on the behalf of Government of Pakistan while recalling the generosity shown earlier by Mr. Asad ten years ago when Pakistan faced devastation by floods. He also mentioned that at a time when the whole world is seeking such medical equipments and their prices are skyrocketing in open market, kindness of Mr. Asad is exemplary depicting his true love for Pakistan and Pakistani people. In his message to the expatriate Pakistani community worldwide, the Ambassador further reiterated the need for self-safety first – encouraging the community to follow local instructions and all necessary precautions, and then contributing towards their homeland in whatever way possible. The donated medical equipment is being shipped as a full container for Pakistan consigned to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) – the national focal agency to fight corona virus in Pakistan. 8 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Niamey

‎پاکستانی سفارتخانہ مشکل کی اس گھڑی ميں اپنے ہموطنوں کے ساتھ شانہ بہ شانہ کھڑا ہے اور مستقلاً اپنی کميونٹی کے ساتھ رابطہ برقرار رکھے ہوئے ہے۔ ‎اسی سلسلے ميں آج سفارتخانے نے پاکستانی کميونٹی سے تعلق رکھنے والے ضرورت مند بھائیوں ميں راشن کی تقسيم کی۔ ‎سفارتخانہ پاکستان تمام ہم وطنوں کے ساتھ اظہارِ يکجہتی کرتے ہوے اس بات کا يقين دلاتا ہے کہ مشکل کی اس گھڑی ميں کميونٹی کو تنہا نہيں چھوڑا جائے گا اور ہر ممکن تعاون فراہم کيا جائے گا ??♥️??
7 April 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Rome

‎پاکستانی سفارتخانہ روم مشکل کی اس گھڑی ميں اپنے ہموطنوں کے ساتھ شانہ بہ شانہ کھڑا ہے اور مستقلاً اپنی کميونٹی کے ساتھ رابطہ برقرار رکھے ہوئے ہے۔ ‎اسی سلسلے ميں آج سفارتخانے نے پاکستانی کميونٹی سے تعلق رکھنے والے ضرورت مند بھائی بہنوں اور طلبہ و طالبات ميں راشن کی تقسيم کی۔ ‎سفارتخانہ پاکستان تمام ہم وطنوں کے ساتھ اظہارِ يکجہتی کرتے ہوے اس بات کا يقين دلاتا ہے کہ مشکل کی اس گھڑی ميں کميونٹی کو تنہا نہيں چھوڑا جائے گا اور ہر ممکن تعاون فراہم کيا جائے گا
6 April 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Tashkent

6 April 2020

Press Release Evacuation of stranded Pakistanis in Uzbekistan through special PIA flight scheduled for 06th April 2020 On 06 April 2020, the Embassy of Pakistan, Tashkent successfully repatriated 128 stranded Pakistani nationals from Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, through a special flight of Pakistan International Airlines. As a humanitarian gesture, the same flight also brought back 22 Uzbek nationals from Pakistan.

These stranded Pakistani nationals included tourists who came to Republic of Uzbekistan on short-term visa and could not return to Pakistan due to suspension of international flights following COVID-19 outbreak. During their stay in Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Pakistan, Tashkent took all necessary steps to ensure complete wellbeing of these Pakistanis. The Embassy provided food, accommodation and medicines to many of these compatriots. Whole Embassy personnel was at the Tashkent International Airport during their repatriation to Pakistan in order to avoid any inconvenience to them. We are grateful to all relevant authorities of Government of Uzbekistan for their support and cooperation to ensure smooth repatriation of our citizens. Tashkent 6 April 2020 *******

تاشقند – 06 اپریل 2020 سفارت خانہ پاکستان نے آج پی آئی اے کی خصوصی کمرشل فلائٹ سے 127 پاکستانیوں کو وطن عزیز کے لیے روانہ کیا۔ ان میں زیادہ تعداد ان سیاحوں پر مشتمل تھی جو قلیل مدتی قیام کے سیاحتی ویزوں پر ازبکستان پہنچے تھے اور کرونا وباء کے باعث پروازوں کی عالمی بندش کی وجہ سے محصور ھو کر رہ گئے تھے دریں اثناء سفارت خانہ پاکستان نے ان کے درپیش مسائل کو حل کرنے کے لیے فوری اقدامات کرتے ہوے ان کو کرونا وائرس سے بچاؤ کے لیے ضروری اشیاء, ماسک، سینیٹائزر، طبی حفاظتی دستانے، ادویات, کھانا اور رہائش کی فراہمی میں مدد فراہم کی۔ ایرپورٹ پر سفارت خانہ پاکستان کا عملہ نے روانگی کے مراحل کو آسان بنانے میں اپنے ہم وطنوں ہر ممکن مدد کی سفارت خانہ پاکستان اس موقع پر ازبکستان حکومت کے تعاون کو سراہتے ھوئے تمام حکومتی اداروں کا شکر گزار ھے جن کے تعاون کی بدولت آج 127 پاکستانی سیاحوں طلباء اور دیگر محصورین کی واپسی ممکن ھوئی پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پرواز اسلام آباد سے براستہ دوشنبے آج صبح 11 بجے تاشقند پہنچی جس میں دوشنبے سے 3 پاکستانی محصورین

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PakTurkey

The Pakistan Embassy, Ankara, along with Consulate General of Pakistan, Istanbul successfully repatriated 194 stranded Pakistani nationals from Istanbul International Airport to Pakistan.

These stranded Pakistani nationals included tourists who came to Turkey on short-term visa & couldn’t return owing to flight disruptions, as well as those 22 Pakistani nationals who were stuck in transit lounge of Turkish airports when Pakistan’s airspace closed on the evening of 21.3.2020. The Embassy & the Consulate General took utmost care of these Pakistanis during their stay in Turkey (including provision of food, accommodation & medicines to many of them), as well as during their repatriation to Pakistan. We are very grateful to Turkish authorities/departments for their constant support & cooperation throughout the process. Turkish authorities took utmost care & facilitated all stranded Pakistanis, particularly those quarantined at facility at Bolu. Long live #PakTurkFriendship. (پاکستانی سفارتخانہ ، انقرہ ، قونصل جنرل آف پاکستان کے ساتھ ، استنبول میں پھنسے ہوئے 194 شہریوں کو استنبول انٹرنیشنل ایئرپورٹ سے کامیابی کے ساتھ وطن واپس پاکستان پہنچایا۔ ان پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانی شہریوں میں وہ سیاح شامل تھے جو مختصر مدت کے ویزے پر ترکی آئے تھے اور وہ پرواز میں خلل پڑنے کی وجہ سے واپس نہیں آسکتے تھے ، ساتھ ہی وہ 22 پاکستانی شہری بھی جب .21.3.2020 کی شام کو پاکستان کی فضائی حدود بند ہونے پر ترکی کے ہوائی اڈوں کے ٹرانزٹ لاؤنج میں پھنس گئے تھے۔ سفارت خانہ اور قونصل خانے کے جنرل نے ان پاکستانیوں کا ترکی میں قیام کے دوران (ان میں سے بہت سے افراد کو کھانا ، رہائش اور ادویات کی فراہمی سمیت) اور ساتھ ہی ان کی وطن واپسی کے دوران بھی پوری نگہداشت کی. ۔ہم ترک حکام / محکموں کے اس عمل کے مستقل تعاون پر ان کے بہت شکرگزار ہیں۔ ترکی کے حکام نے پوری طرح سے احتیاط برتی اور تمام پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانیوں خصوصا ان لوگوں کی سہولت فراہم کی جو خاص طور پر بولو قرنطینہ میں تھے۔) 5 April 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles

The Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles, while following the protocols announced by Los Angeles county and Mayor Los Angeles, for overall maintenance of hygiene in the office premises in Los Angeles, as well as keeping in view the well being and safety of the Consulate officials and visitors, got the entire Consulate General fumigated through disinfectants as preventive measures today. It’s an important initiative taken by the Consul General Mr. Abdul Jabbar Memon in wake of the COVID-19 threat and ensured the safety and protection of working staff and visiting members of the community for the consular services. 3 April 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

Alhamdulillah in one week, distributed ration to 2600 families and individuals residing in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah 2 April 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

The Consulate General team visited Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah to deliver dry ration at the door step of needy Pakistani nationals. 30 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Khartoum

Embassy team led by Ambassador Sarfraz Sipra visited Tabligh Markaz (Bilal Majid) at Khartoum to meet over 100 stranded Pakistanis. They were assured that they are not alone at this critical juncture and the Embassy would extend its full support and assistance. They were apprised about the efforts of government of Pakistan for repatriation of stranded Pakistanis. They were urged to keep the morale high and follow the best preventive measures against Coronavirus. Protective material including masks, gloves and hand sanitizers were distributed among the Pakistanis. Markaz Administration (Bilal Masjid) was lauded by the Ambassador for hosting such large number of Pakistanis with warmth and generosity. The head of Tabligh Markaz Dr Dahab personally received the Embassy team with great enthusiasm. He urged all present to be patient, brave and cautious in these testing times. He prayed for safety and well being of all humankind. 30 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Bangkok

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. 28 March 2020

 

PakTurkey

Ambassador of Pakistan H.E Syrus Sajjad Qazi visited the quarantine facility at Bolu and met the 21 Pakistanis who had earlier been stranded at the Istanbul Airport.

Ambassador reiterated strong commitment to ensuring their welfare and facilitation in the coming days.

سفیر پاکستان جناب سائرس سجاد قاضی نے بولو میں قرنطینہ مرکز کا دورہ کیا اور 21 پاکستانیوں سے ملاقات کی جو اس سے قبل استنبول ہوائی اڈے پر پھنسے ہوئے تھے۔

سفیر نے آنے والے دنوں میں ان کی فلاح و بہبود اور سہولتوں کو یقینی بنانے کے لئے مضبوط عزم کا اعادہ کیا

28 March 2020

 

PakTurkey

Pakistan Embassy Representative visited a group of Pakistani students in Ankara to assure all possible facilitation and assistance in the wake of the #COVID-19 pandemic.

The students were urged to follow the health guidelines being given by the local authorities and their respective universities and to strictly avoid any travel.

28 March 2020

 

High Commission for Pakistan Pretoria 27 March 2020

ہائی کمیشن پریٹوریہ نے پاکستا ن میں نیشنل ڈیزاسٹر مینجمنٹ اتھارٹی کو 6000 Face Mask (چہرے کے ماسک) روانہ کردیے۔ یہ جنوبی افریقہ میں ایک پاکستانی نژاد ڈاکٹر کی طرف سے وصول کیا گیا عطیہ تھا۔ ایک اورShipment (کھیپ) کی روانگی متوقع ہے۔ ہم بیرون ملک اپنی پاکستانی برادری کے تعاون کو بہت اہمیت دیتے ہیں۔ پاکسان کمیونٹی سے گزارش ہے کہ اپنے ملک کی مدد کے لئے اس عظیم مقصد کے لئے آگے بڑھیں۔ متحدہ اور باہمی تعاون سے ہم اس وبائی بیماری کو شکست دے سکتے ہیں۔ ____________________________________________

High Commission Pretoria dispatched 6,000 face masks to National Disaster Management Authority in Pakistan. It was a donation received from a Pakistan origin Doctor in South Africa. Another shipment is expected to follow. We greatly value the contribution of our PAK community abroad. Pakistan Community is requested to step forward for this noble cause to help our country. United and with mutual cooperation we can defeat this pandemic of COVID#19.

 

High Commission of Pakistan for Singapore

First Consignment of medical equipment for COVID-19 to be handed over to NDMA, Lahore on 27 March 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

پاکستان قونصلیٹ دبئ مخیرحضرات کی مدد سے ضرورتمند پاکستانیوں میں خشک راشن تقسیم کر رہا ہے۔ وہ تمام حضرات جو اس نیک عمل میں حصہ دار بننا چاہتے ہیں یا جنکو ضرورتمند پاکستانیوں کا علم ہے وہ پاکستان قونصلیٹ دبئ کے واٹس ایپ 00971563962911 یا ای میل parepdubai@mofa.gov.pk پر رابطہ کریں

Pakistan Consulate Dubai, with the help of philanthropist, is distributing dried ration among needy Pakistanis in Dubai and Northern Emirates. All those who want to help the Consulate in this noble cause or in knowledge of needy Pakistani may kindly contact this Consulate’s WatsApp No.+971563962911 or email to: parepdubai@mofa.gov.pk. The Consulate will approach these individuals themselves for delivery of ration or will call them at a specific time..

26 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Denmark

Donation of goggles to Pakistan for assistance in prevention of spread of COVID-19 26 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Tashkent

Charge d’Affaires of Embassy of Pakistan Mr. Waseem Shahzad and Mr. Khurram, Counsellor met with the Pakistani tourists stranded in Tashkent, Uzbekistan due to suspension of international flights by Uzbek Government following COVID-19 Pandemic and answered their queries. Embassy is in constant contact with the stranded Pakistanis and the host Government and trying to resolve the situation at the earliest. All Pakistanis will be provided with essential medicines, masks and sanitizers and other essentials commodities. 25 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu

On the occasion of National Day of Pakistan, a simple Flag hoisting ceremony was held at Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu on 23rd March 2020. Ambassador of Pakistan Mazhar Javed hoisted the national flag. In line with the measures & decisions taken by the Nepal Government, the ceremony was organized at a very limited scale. Likewise, the earlier scheduled National Day Reception and Pakistan Music Concert were postponed.
23 March 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

Pakistan Consulate Dubai evacuated 101 stranded passengers at Dubai airport including 5 from Abu Dhabi airport by Fly Dubai to Islamabad today at 11 pm. 23 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Brasilia

Flag hoisting ceremony in Embassy of Pakistan Brasilia. 23 March 2020

Pakistan High Commission, Dhaka

23 March 2020

 

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

A small flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan to South Korea to celebrate the Pakistan Day 2020. Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch raised the national flag to the tune of the National Anthem.

Due to Coronavirus and the advice of the Governments of Pakistan and Korea, this year’s ceremony was not open to public. 23 March 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta

A Flag Hoisting on the occasion of “Pakistan Day” was held today in the Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta. In accordance with the policy of the local Administration, no public gathering was held on the occasion. Long Live Pakistan Long Live Pakistan-Indonesia Friendship 23 March 2020

 

Paris Press

سفارت خانہ پاکستان پیرس۔ فرانس پریس ریلیز

فرانس میں یوم پاکستان کے موقع پر علامتی پرچم کشائی کی تقریب پیرس: 23 مارچ 2020، جناب معین الحق سفیر پاکستان برائے فرانس نے یوم پاکستان کے موقع پر پاکستان ہاؤس میں اپنے اہلخانہ اور گھریلو عملہ کے ساتھ روائتی قومی پرچم کشائی کی۔ فرانسیسی حکومت کی جانب سے کورونا وائرس کے پھیلاؤ کو روکنے اور کمیونٹی اراکین کی جانوں کی حفاظت کو یقینی بنانے کیلئے نقل و حرکت پر عائد کردہ پابندیوں کا احترام کرتے ہوئے یوم پاکستان کی پرچم کشائی کی تقریب کا انعقاد سفارت خانہ کے احاطہ میں نہ کیا جاسکا۔ سفیر پاکستان نے اپنی کمیونٹی سے مخاطب ہو کر کہا اگرچہ ہم آج پاکستانی کمیونٹی کے محب وطن اور وفادار اراکین کی غیر موجودگی میں یوم پاکستان منا رہے ہیں لیکن میں پاکستانی پرچم بلند کرتے ہوئے ان کے جوش و جذبے اور پاکستان سے بے پناہ پیار کو محسوس کر سکتا ہوں اور ان کے پاکستان زندہ باد کے نعروں کی گونجتی ہوئی آواز کو سن سکتا ہوں۔ سفیر پاکستان نے یوم پاکستان کے موقع پر فرانس میں مقیم تمام پاکستانیوں کو مبارک باد پیش کی اور کہا کہ ہم اپنے گھروں میں رہتے ہوئے ایک بار پھر عہد کریں کہ ہم پاکستان کو قائداعظم محمد علی جناح کے تصور کے عین مطابق مضبوط اور خوشحال بنائیں گے۔ سفیر پاکستان نے پاکستانی کمیونٹی سے درخواست کی کہ وہ اپنے گھروں میں رہتے ہوئے یوم پاکستان کو اپنے اہل خانہ کے ساتھ مل کر منائیں۔ سفیر پاکستان نے پاکستان میں کورونا وائرس کے پھیلنے کا ذکر کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ ان شاء اللہ پاکستانی قوم ہمیشہ کی طرح اس مرتبہ بھی اس چیلنج پر قابو پا لے گی۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ23 مارچ ہمیں ہمارے اباؤ اجداد کے عزم و اتحاد کی یاد دلاتا ہے۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ صدر اور وزیراعظم پاکستان نے اپنے پیغامات میں قوم پر زور دیا ہے کہ وہ کورونا وائرس کے وبائی مرض کا مقابلہ کرنے کیلئے اتحاد، نظم و ضبط، ایمان اور جذبہ کا مظاہرہ کریں۔ انہوں نے اس موقع پر کشمیری عوام کے ساتھ انصاف کے حصول کیلئے خاص طور پر پاکستانی عوام کی یکجہتی کا اعادہ کیا۔ سفیر پاکستان نے ان پاکستانیوں کے بارے میں تشویش کا اظہار کیا جو کورونا کے وبائی مرض میں مبتلا ہو چکے ہیں اور ان کی جلد صحت یابی کیلئے دعا کی۔

23 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan hoisting the National flag at the Pakistan Day ceremony today, 23 March 2020.

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Athens, Greece

23 مارچ یوم پاکستان کے موقعہ پر سفارت خانہ پاکستان یونان میں پرچم کشائی کی تقریب منعقد کی گئی۔ سفیر پاکستان جناب محمد ندیم خان نے پرچم کشائی کی اور یوم پاکستان کے موقع پر خطاب کیا۔

کرونا وائرس کی وبا کے تناظر میں یہ تقریب سادہ طریقے سے اور احتیاطی تدابیر کو ملحوظ خاطر رکھتے ہوئے منعقد کی گئی اور تقریب میں صرف سفارت خانہ کا عملہ موجود تھا۔ پاکستان زندہ باد

23 March 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

National Day of Pakistan observed at the High Commission High Commissioner congratulates Diaspora, commends their contribution Pakistan Day was marked by Flag Hoisting ceremony at the Pakistan High Commission London today. In deference to the instructions of the Government of Pakistan and the UK Government’s guidelines, the Flag was hoisted in a simple ceremony live streamed on the Mission’s Official Facebook for virtual, not physical, participation of the Pakistani community keeping in view their sentimental attachment to the National Day. The Facebook broadcast was viewed by thousands of community members.

High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria hoisted the flag. Messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read out on the occasion. Congratulating the Diaspora, the High Commissioner shed light on the importance of the National Day of Pakistan. He paid glowing tributes to the Quaid-i-Azam, Allama Iqbal and other founding fathers, who, through their unwavering resolve and visionary leadership created Pakistan. Mr Zakaria said: “Today, when we review the spirit behind Pakistan’s freedom movement and validity of Two-Nation Theory, we feel more and more grateful and admire our Quaid, Jinnah, national poet of Pakistan, Allama Iqbal and Leadership of Pakistan Movement for their vision and far-sightedness.” Giving an overview of Pakistan economy, the High Commissioner said: “Economy is on an upward trajectory. Global economic focus is shifting to the region of Pakistan’s location. In the region, Pakistan’s economic prospects are manifested in the reports of the international financial institutions and prestigious publications terming Pakistan an attractive destination for investment, business and tourism. The revision of travel advisories for Pakistan by several countries was an expression of confidence in country’s investment prospects and opportunities. With a view to benefiting mutually from the economic opportunities, we are actively engaging the British Government.” The High Commissioner said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has gained strategic and prime economic importance for not only Pakistan and China but for the entire region. He expressed that CPEC continues to be one of the top priorities of Pakistan and the Government has established Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under its banner for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Speaking about bilateral ties with the UK, the High Commissioner said UK-Pakistan relations are marked by cordiality, warmth, strong political goodwill, high level exchanges, close economic cooperation and people to people contact and have grown from strength to strength over decades. The Royal Couple’s visit to Pakistan last October, in keeping with the longstanding tradition of Royal visits, was a significant milestone in bilateral relations. Mr Zakaria appreciated the contributions being made by Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora in the UK to the development of economy, politics and society of the United Kingdom and Pakistan. He expressed: “British Pakistani Parliamentarians have been instrumental in promoting bilateral cooperation. Mayors, Counselors and sizeable number of professionals not only help strengthen relations significantly but also serve as a bridge between the High Commission and the Community, at large.” The High Commissioner reiterated Pakistan’s political, moral and diplomatic support for the Kashmiris who have been under siege of Indian occupation forces for the last 231 days. He said a reign of state backed terror against Kashmiris has been unleashed and the stories of Kashmiris’ sufferings and torture by Indian forces have been widely reported by the world media and HR NGOs. Mr Zakaria deeply appreciated the strong reaction from the British Parliamentarians against grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). However, he added, it is important that justice is delivered to the Kashmiri victims and the perpetrators must be brought to book. Updating the Pakistani community about Pandemic Coronavirus, the High Commissioner said Government of Pakistan is taking all precautionary measures to prevent the disease and the efforts are continuing. The High Commission has also been relaying the updates from Pakistan. For its part, the High Commission has been issuing guidelines from time to time and at the same time assisting the community and those in need of consular services, informed Mr Zakaria. The Consulates of Pakistan in Birmingham, Bradford, Glasgow and Manchester also organized simple Flag Hoisting ceremonies. 23 March 2020

 

Pakistan Embassy Tokyo

PRESS RELEASE

National Day Celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo (23-03-2020): The National Day of Pakistan was celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo with utmost zeal, fervor and enthusiasm. Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad hoisted the national flag whilst the audience recited the National Anthem of Pakistan. The Ambassador read the messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan. The messages reiterated the importance of 23rd March as an historic day which united the Muslims of the subcontinent for a greater objective i.e.to carve out a separate homeland for themselves wherein they could lead their lives in accordance with their own religion, traditions, values and culture. Both the leaders also emphasized upon making a firm commitment to adhere to our national objectives and goals besides promoting love and harmony to secure the future of the nation. The messages condemned the inhuman lockdown in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and reassured the people of Jammu and Kashmir that Pakistan will stand shoulder to shoulder with them in all times to come. The messages also impressed upon all the Pakistanis to stand united in fight against the Coronavirus pandemic and called upon all segments of society, including Ulema, media and political leaders to play their due role in educating the masses about the preventive measures against the virus. The Ambassador in his remarks paid homage to the father of the nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah, poet of the East Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal and all the other great leaders of the freedom movement who paved the way for the creation of Pakistan.He reiterated that Pakistan had been achieved after rendering innumerable scarifies, hence, it was imperative upon all Pakistanis to strive for promoting peace, progress and unity in Pakistan. The Ambassador added that it is imperative upon us to continue with the legacy and heritage bequeathed to us by our founding fathers and follow in their footsteps to make our country a cradle of peace, progress and stability.Ambassador Ahmad also referred to the continued egregious human rights violations being committed in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) by Indian Government and its security forces in the after math of India’s unilateral and illegal actions in IOK.He reaffirmed government of Pakistan’s continued full political, diplomatic and moral support to the oppressed Kashmiris in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination, promised to them by the international community through numerous UNSC Resolutions. Tokyo, PR# 08/2020 ********************* 22 March 2020

 

External Publicity Wing

Pakistan Day Ceremony at Pakistan Embassy, Beijing, China.
22 March 2020

Pak Embassy Dushanbe

Pakistan National Day flag Hoisting Ceremony – 23 rd March 2020 in Pakistan Embassy, Dushanbe. 22 March 2020

Pakistan High Commission Wellington

Flag Hoisting on the Occassion of Pakistan Day ?? **** On the occasion of National Day of Pakistan, a Flag Hoisting Ceremony was held in the Pakistan High Commission today in Wellington. In view of ongoing COVID-19 and New Zealand government’s instructions to avoid gatherings, the ceremony was kept very brief while encouraging social distancing. The participants were encouraged to leave the premises as soon as the official ceremony ended. In view of health and safety reasons, the High Commission had informed all the invitees that it would respect their decision not to attend the ceremony. ​H.E. Dr. Abdul Malik, High Commissioner highlighted the importance of the day when in 1940, the Muslims of the subcontinent through their collective will expressed unflinching resolve to create a separate homeland for themselves wherein they could live their lives in accordance with their own tradition, values and culture. Through their tireless struggle and commitment and with the blessing of Allah Almighty and under the visionary leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, they achieved their objective with creation of Pakistan in 1947. The High Commissioner also underscored the Government of Pakistan’s commitment towards the economic and social development of Pakistan as well as progress made in various projects already launched by the Government. In regards to the current atmosphere because of COVID-19, he stressed on the need to follow New Zealand government’s instructions on maintaining social distance and adopting other safety precautions. ​The High Commissioner acknowledged the Pakistani community’s contribution towards propagating a better image of Pakistan in New Zealand and assured them of High Commission’s full support to the Pakistani Community in this time of crisis. 22 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Rome

Press Release

Embassy of Pakistan, Rome helped around 130 compatriots return to their homes to different cities across Italy. The embassy arranged transport (buses and trains) for the community. We are grateful for the support provided by the community leaders, Italian authorities and transport companies during the time, who helped us despite complete lockdown in Italy. We deeply appreciate our community’s patience and cooperation.

سفارتخانہ پاکستان ، روم نے تقریبا 130 ہم وطنوں کو اپنے گھروں کو اٹلی کے مختلف شہروں میں واپس جانے میں مدد فراہم کی۔ سفارتخانے نے برادری کے لئے ٹرانسپورٹ (بسوں اور ٹرینوں) کا انتظام کیا تھا۔ ہم اس وقت کے دوران کمیونٹی رہنماؤں ، اطالوی حکام اور ٹرانسپورٹ کمپنیوں کے ذریعہ فراہم کردہ امداد کے شکر گزار ہیں ، جنہوں نے اٹلی میں مکمل لاک ڈاؤن کے باوجود ہماری مدد کی۔ ہم اپنی برادری کے صبر اور تعاون کی دل کی گہرائیوں سے تعریف کرتے ہیں

22 March 2020

Pakistan High Commission Wellington 

Rememberance Ceremony at Napier City for the Martyrs of Christchurch Terror Attacks **** A special ceremony to remember the Shuhada and victims of Christchurch was held on 14 March 2020 at Napier city which was organised by the Multicultural Association and Pakistan community jointly.

High Commissioner of Pakistan H.E. Dr Abdul Malik was specially invited on the occasion along with the Mayors of Napier and Hastings city. Police Minister Stuart Nash and MP Lawrence Yule were also present on the occasion. In his speech the High Commissioner acknowledged the positive reaction of the people and Government of New Zealand to Christchurch incident which fostered a sense of unity and togetherness among Muslims in The country. He appreciated the help and support provided to the victims families and those who were injured. He mentioned that Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern deserves special praise for her leadership role. Quoting Prime Minister Imran Khan, the High Commissioner said that Ms. Ardern was an inspiration and that she had shown the other world leaders how to react in the face of rising Islamophobia and extremism. The High Commissioner said that Pakistan itself had been a victim of terrorism and has lost more than 70,000 innocent lives. The tragedy of Christchurch reaffirmed Pakistan’s narrative that terrorism is an international phenomenon, knowing no religion and boundaries. It has to be combated with strong belief and conviction and with the values and ideals common to all humanity. High Commissioner also mentioned on this occasion that a Pakistani peace walker has come here to do a peace walk of 350 km from Wellington to Christchurch to express solidarity with the Shuhada and their families. He said that everyone in New Zealand has a responsibility and a role to play for the betterment of the country. The High Commissioner advised the community members to keep providing their all possible support to New Zealand Government in its efforts for ensuring peace and security in New Zealand.

14 March 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh

13 March 2020

سفارت خانہ پاکستان ، ریاض ہیلپ لائن برائے معلومات ۔ کرونا وائرس ایمرجنسی سعودی عرب میں مقیم پاکستانی کرونا وائرس سے پیدا ہونے والی صورتحال سے متعلق معلومات یا مسئلہ کی صورت میں مندرجہ ذیل موبائل نمبروں پر رابطہ کریں۔ مزید ، تازہ ترین معلومات سفارت خانہ کے فیس بک اور ٹویٹر اکاؤنٹ پر بھی دستیاب ہوں گی۔

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Embassy of Pakistan, Tunisia

Pakistn’s defence production industry made an impressive presence in IADE Tunisia

13 March 2020

    High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra

Pakistan Navy Staff Course delegation visits the High Commission A group comprising faculty members and course participants of the Pakistan Navy Staff Course, Foreign Study Tour, led by Cdre Syed Wajeeh Ul Hassan SI(M) S Bt. visited Pakistan High Commission, Canberra on 12 March 2020. Besides Pakistan, the 21-member delegation comprised the participating officers from the friendly countries.

Welcoming the delegation, High Commissioner Babar Amin appreciated the professional competence of Pakistan Navy. He lauded the Navy’s services in ensuring maritime security not only for Pakistan but also as a part of international community’s efforts to safeguard freedom of navigation, securing Sea Lines of communication and anti-piracy operations. Deputy High Commissioner Tariq Wazir gave a briefing to the delegation on socio-economic as well as political developments taking place in Australia. He also briefed the delegates on various aspects of the Pakistan-Australia bilateral relations and informed the participants that the bilateral relations have become institutionalized and are on an upward trajectory. Speaking about the changing dynamics of diplomacy in the present age, he updated the participants on the functioning and responsibilities of the Mission. At the conclusion, the Deputy High Commissioner conducted the Q&A session and responded to the questions of the course participants. During their stay, the Navy Staff Course delegation is scheduled to visit various government departments and Australian Armed Forces Training Institutes for familiarisation and experience. Canberra 12 March 2020
    Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations

Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, had a fruitful discussion on range of issues with Ambassador Anouparb Vongnorkeo of Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Agreed to continue close cooperation at the UN on issues of mutual interest. (March 11, 2020)

11 March 2020

    Pakistan High Commission Colombo

High Commissioner met with Sri Lankan Army Commander HE Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak, High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on Wednesday (11) afternoon at the Army Headquarters. The visiting Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak during cordial discussions that ensued recalled friendly and cordial relations that exist between both nations and the bilateral cooperation that covers training opportunities and exchange programmes for tri service personnel. Lieutenant General Silva extended warm greetings on his new appointment as the High Commissioner of Pakistan and assured best relations between Sri Lankan Armed Forces and Pakistan’s counterparts. The cordial talks culminated with exchange of mementos. Colonel Sajjad Ali, Defence Advisor at the High Commission of Pakistan was also associated with the cordial meeting.(Courtesy _ SL Army)

Colombo 11 March, 2020
    Consulate General of Pakistan New York

Consul General Ayesha Ali teams up with NYC International Affairs & Consular Corps to reaffirm our commitment to gender equity and women’s rights.

10 March 2020

    Consulate General of Pakistan New York

Consul General Ayesha Ali at the International Women’s Day event by Women 2 Women. She spoke about the progress of women’s rights in Pakistan and asked Pakistani-American women to take active part in US politics.

10 March 2020

    Pakistan High Commission, London UK

Achievements of Doctors of Pakistani heritage are outstanding: Nafees Zakaria High Commissioner announces Bursary for Urdu Studies at the University of Manchester

High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria said doctors and physicians of Pakistani heritage have achieved great successes in their respective fields and made Pakistan proud. He was addressing the Association of Pakistani Physicians of Northern Europe (APPNE) as Chief Guest and Patron of the organization in Manchester on 07 March 2020. The High Commissioner, who maintains contact with the Parliamentarians and community of the region, was warmly greeted by them. Prominent business people and media persons also met him. The High Commissioner felicitated Dr. Amir Burney, President APPNE and Office Bearers and Members on organizing the first APPNE Annual event. He commended the significant contribution of doctors and physicians of Pakistani heritage to the British society, particularly to the National Health Service (NHS) of the UK. Mr Zakaria interacted with a large number of Pakistani community from Manchester and its vicinity. He said 1.5 million vibrant Pakistani Diaspora serves as a strong bridge between the two countries. He acknowledged the outstanding work of the community in promoting the true image of Pakistan in the UK and worldwide. Giving an overview of Pakistan, the High Commissioner said the economy of the country is on an upward trajectory as reported by international financial institutions and credible global publications. Similarly, tourism and related investments are witnessing exponential growth in Pakistan, he informed. He said since the global economic gravity is shifting towards Asia, Pakistan is poised to become the regional economic hub by virtue of its strategic geographic location and flagship project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Mr Zakaria invited the Pakistani Diaspora and UK investors to take advantage of the lucrative business and investment opportunities in Pakistan. Remembering the affectees of recent devastating floods in the UK, the High Commissioner appreciated community’s assistance extended to those in need. He also offered sympathies and condolences to the victim families of Corona Virus. The High Commissioner particularly mentioned the plight of over 8 million Kashmiris under siege of Indian occupation forces since 5 August 2019. He said their unspeakable sufferings remain unreported due to complete cut off from the outside world. Their sufferings have not just started since 5 August but the Kashmiri Muslims have been suffering for over 7 decades, he added. Mr Zakaria said, “Let us not forget them amidst other challenges that have attracted the world attention from the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Jammu & Kashmir under Indian occupation.” On this occasion, the High Commissioner announced that Pakistan High Commission would sponsor a Bursary for Urdu Studies at the University of Manchester. He said that Urdu is the fourth most spoken language in the United Kingdom of which a significant number resides in Manchester. With a view to enhancing community relations and assisting the work of public services in Manchester, this bursary would enable a selected public service employee to study Urdu at the University of Manchester, he elaborated. Mr Zakaria commended the work and efforts of Mr. Shiraz Ali from the University of Manchester, Dr. John Morley, Director of University-wide Language Programme and Dr. Justyna Drobnik Rogers, for promotion of Urdu in the UK. He assured that the Pakistan High Commission would continue to engage with the University for promotion of Urdu language in the UK. The High Commissioner also appreciated the positive contribution of Pakistan’s renowned Poet Mr. Amjad Islam Amjad who attended the gathering, for promoting Urdu and Pakistani culture abroad. Dr. Amir Burney, President APPNE briefed the gathering that the Association was launched last year with the objective to bring doctors and physicians at one platform to work in a coordinated and coherent manner. He thanked High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria for his guidance and valuable support.

9 March 2020

    Pakistan High Commission New Delhi

Pakistani Zaireen participate in annual Urs of Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz in Ajmer Today, Pakistani Zaireen returned to Pakistan through Wagah border after participation in the celebrations of 808th annual Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Syed Moinuddin Hasan Chishti (RA) in Ajmer Sharif. 211 Pakistani Zaireen had reached India on 27 February 2020. Visit of the Pakistani Zaireen takes place under the framework of Pakistan-India bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines, 1974. This year, Pakistani Zaireen visited Ajmer Sharif after a span of two years.

During their stay in Ajmer Sharif, the Zaireen laid the traditional chaddar on behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan and offered dua (prayers) on 5 March 2020. The Zaireen along with Mr. Amjad Ahmad, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Pakistan and Mr. Saeed Ali, Political Counsellor of Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi were received by Syed Natiq Chishti and Syed Bilal Chishti as well as other notable members of the Anjuman Moinia Fakhria Chishtia Khuddam Sahib. The Dargah Sharif’s notables not only did the traditional ‘dastaarbandi’ of the group members but also took them through all the rituals of the Ziarat. Later, the Pakistani delegation also met the Dargah Committee and thanked the Dargah Sharif’s administration and local authorities for facilitating their visit on the auspicious occasion of the annual Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri (RA). Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz, as he is popularly known among his followers, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri (RA) is one of the most revered Sufi saints of the subcontinent. He is the founder of the Chishtia order in the region. On his annual Urs, devotees from all across the world including Pakistan visit the Dargah. Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri (RA)’s message is that of love, compassion, humanity and harmony. His message provided spiritual nourishment to devotees from all backgrounds for centuries. New Delhi 09 March 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan Dushanbe The Embassy of Pakistan in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, has organized a three-day “Pakistan Cultural Festival (6-8 March 2020) as culmination of Pakistan National Day festivities in Tajikistan. The event has been organized at the prestigious Opera Ballet Theater located in the heart of Dushanbe city. Tajik Minister of Culture, Ms. Dawlatzoda Zulfiya Davlat was the Chief Guest on the accasion. High officials of the Tajik government including Tajik parliamentarians, First Deputy Foreign Minister, members of the diplomatic corps , local businessmen, journalists, academicians and Pakistani community attended the event. In his speech, Ambassador of Pakistan Mr. Imran Haider said that Pakistan and Tajikistan enjoy excellent bilateral ties which are rooted in shared history and culture. He highlighting different aspects of Pakistani culture including its ethnic diversity, craftsmanship, art & music, dresses and cuisine. Ambassador added that the leadership of the two countries remain fully committed to take the existing brotherly bilateral ties between the two countries to new heights. He expressed hope that the Festival would help introduce Pakistan’s rich culture to Tajik people and further strengthen cultural cooperation between the two brotherly countries. Tajik Minister of Culture in her remarks said that the Embassy of Pakistan has taken a great initiative by organizing this Festival as it would further bolster cultural cooperation between the two countries. She further said that expanding cooperation with Pakistan was one of the priority areas for the Tajik government as it would bring the two brotherly people closer. Different cultural artifacts and other products from Pakistan including regional handicrafts, dresses and Multani blue pottery were exhibited in the event. Two artists from Pakistan rendered live music performance by playing ‘Dhol’. Famous Pakistani artist Abdul Rehman Tahir Naqash also displayed his Naqashi skills in the event. A Pakistani food corner introduced the guests to Pakistani cuisine for which two experienced chefs from Pakistan were brought to Dushanbe. The event will remain open for three days and thousands of visitors are expected to attend and enjoy Pakistan culture and cuisine. Dushanbe 6 March 2020
    Pakistan High Commission, London UK Special Economic Zones Roadshow at the High Commission Government committed to resolving issues of Overseas Pakistanis: Governor Punjab China Pakistan Economic Corridor holds immense economic opportunities: Nafees Zakaria A Roadshow to introduce the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and related investment opportunities under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held at the Pakistan High Commission London on 04 March 2020. Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Governor Punjab was the Chief Guest whereas a large number of British Pakistanis and potential investors attended the event. Welcoming the guests, High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria briefed the British Pakistanis on the investment opportunities in Pakistan, especially in SEZs being established under China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Given the economic potential of the CPEC, Mr Zakaria cited that CPEC has been dubbed as a game changer and holds immense economic opportunities. He also apprised the guests of Mission’s efforts to attract foreign investments to Pakistan and the business prospects for those who want to venture in and benefit. The High Commissioner noted that given the financial meltdown in the developed world, Asia is seen as an engine of global economic growth. Pakistan enjoys a unique and most advantageous geographic position, he added. In his address on the occasion, Governor Punjab said that the Government of Prime Minister Imran Khan attaches great importance to the expatriate Pakistanis. He assured them that the Government is committed to resolve all issues of the overseas Pakistanis, particularly the issues related to their investment in Pakistan. He invited the overseas Pakistanis as well as foreign investors to take advantage of the investment friendly regime of Pakistan. On this occasion, Kashif Ashfaq, Chairman FIEDMC (Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Manufacturing Company) made a presentation about the investment opportunities in the Special Economic Zones in Punjab. Ms Rabia Zia also made a presentation on investment opportunities in Pakistan. Mr Atif Chaudhry moderated the event. 5 March 2020
    Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations

Pakistani diplomats at the Pakistan Mission to the UN, Mr. Muhammad Zulqarnain and Mr. Qasim Aziz gave a briefing to the student of Conestoga High School on Pakistan’s foreign policy and other important issues. The students delegation are representing Pakistan at the National High School Model United Nations at the UN.

5 March 2020

    Pakistan High Commission Wellington The High Commissioner of Pakistan welcomed an International Peace Walker, Mr. Kharlzada Kasrat Rai, to New Zealand. The High Commissioner of Pakistan, H.E. Dr. Abdul Malik, today welcomed Mr. Kharlzada Kasrat Rai to New Zealand. Mr. Rai has come from Pakistan for a Peace Walk from Wellington to Christchurch to commemorate first anniversary of Christchurch terrorist attacks of last year. Mr. Rai will cover 350 kms on foot and will reach Christchurch on 15 March for the anniversary. The Pakistani community headed by Mr. Zulfiqar Butt had arranged for a ceremony in front of the Parliament to see off Mr. Rai which was attended by Minister for Workplace Relations, Immigration, and ACC, Mr. Iain Lees-Galloway and Members of Parliament Mr. Michael Wood and Ms. Priyanca Radhakrishnan. In their address the Minister and the MPs expressed their support to Mr. Rai’s cause and welcomed him to New Zealand. Mr. Rai thanked everyone for their presence and hoped that his walk would send a message of peace and brotherhood to the whole world. Wellington 5 March 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta A 21 member delegation comprising officers attending course in the Naval War College in Pakistan, is currently visiting Jakarta. One officer each from the Naval Forces of China, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and the UAE are also part of the delegation. The officers visited the Embassy of Pakistan where they were briefed about the Indonesia-Pakistan relations. Ambassador Abdul Salik Khan hosted a lunch in the honour of the delegation. 4 March 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi The Embassy of Pakistan in collaboration with Engineers of Pakistan in Emirates (EPE) organized a musical event featuring the renowned artist/violinist Ustad Raees Khan, Pride of Performance and emerging young singer Usman Ali on Saturday, 29 February 2020 at the Embassy premises. Violinist Ustad Raees Khan is a renowned artist who has won the Pride of Performance award and received the Sitara-i-Imtiaz. Raees’s father, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, was a renowned Sitar player. Raees has played both, eastern and western music on his violin at all the biggest art platforms and prestigious institutions inside the country and abroad. 2 March 2020
    Pakistan Embassy Tokyo

Showcasing art of Wax painting at the Embassy of Pakistan (02-03-2020): As part of its public diplomacy initiatives and efforts to promote art and culture, the Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo organized an event to showcase Pakistani Art of Wax Painting. Mr. Fayyaz Ahmad, an acclaimed wax painting artist, exhibited his unique art before the Japanese dignitaries and prominent members of the Pakistani Community. The live demonstration of this exquisite art form was very well received by the audience. Speaking to the audience, Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad described the origins and development of a wax painting in Pakistan. He added that wax painting could be put to good use in traditional Japanese dresses like Kimono. He stressed on the importance of promoting such art forms for the benefit of cultural cooperation between the two countries. The exhibition generated a keen interest from the visitors including Japanese officials. Mr. Fayyaz Ahmad will also be invited during Silk Road Exhibitions scheduled to be held in Tokyo in September 2020. Tokyo, 2 March 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran Pakistan Embassy in Tehran & its sub-missions in Mashad and Zahedan continue to maintain close contact with the Iranian authorities and representatives of Pakistani community in Iran in order to provide maximum assistance to Pakistanis in Iran. As a result of outreach efforts of the Embassy and its sub- missions, 340 stranded Pakistanis entered Pakistan through Taftan border on 28 Feb. Yesterday i.e. 29 Feb, 709 Pakistanis entered Pakistan. Appx 1000 Pakistanis mainly from Mashhad will reach Zahedan today to cross over. We are grateful to the Iranian authorities for the assistance provided during this period. We assure our Iranian brethren of our full cooperation in this difficult period and are confident that they will be able to overcome the challenges being faced due to #coronavirus. 29 February 2020
    Pakistan High Commission, Dhaka

Pakistan Food Stall at Diplomatic Food Mela

29 February 2020

    High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra High Commissioner for Pakistan Mr. Babar Amin supporting the Pakistan Women Cricket Team in their match against England alongside community members 28 February 2020
    Consulate General of Pakistan New York Consulate General of Pakistan New York and OPEN co- hosted Economic Opportunities Seminar… Consul General Ayesha Ali gave an overview of economic policies of the government…she highlighted the investment opportunities in several sectors and the attractive investment regime… 28 February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta Annual Congress of “Ummah Islam Indonesia 2020” organized by Indonesia ulama council (MUI) was held in Bangka Belitung province on 26-28 February 2020. Mr. Maruf Amin, the Vice President of Indoensia inaugurated the event. Around 1000 students, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, diplomats from Muslim countries, Ministers and top Ulama of the country including the top leadership of Muhammdiya and NU attended the event. Mr Hamid Karim, Second Secretary represented the embassy in the event. In the context of Ummah Islam Indonesia congress, an International Seminar on Halal Tourism was held on 26 February 2020. Mr. Karim gave a detailed presentation on Pakistan highlighting its tourism potential, prospects of halal tourism, opportunities for trade and investment, diverse culture and vibrant society of Pakistan. The ulama and the political leadership was also briefed about the recent violence against Muslims in India and the Human Rights Violations by India in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. 28 February 2020
    Pakistan Embassy Seoul Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch held a consultation meeting with representatives of Pakistani religious organizations in South Korea to discuss how to work together to protect the Pakistani community from the spread of #Coronavirus. 27 February 2020
      Pakistan Embassy Tokyo Announcement Declaring Suginami City as the Host Town for Pakistan’s Olympic Contingent (26-02-2020): A ceremony was held in the Embassy of Pakistan today, announcing Suginami City as the Host Town for Pakistan’s Olympic Contingent for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The Mayor of Suginami City was the Guest of Honour during the occasion. Other guests included members of the Suginami City Assembly as well as prominent members of the Pakistan Japan Association; Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan including select members of the Pakistan Community were also present. The Ambassador in his welcome address expressed gratitude to the Government of Japan and the City of Suginami for hosting the Pakistan Olympic contingent. He identified the different sports fields in which Pakistani athletes were expected to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games. While highlighting the importance of sports in furthering bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Japan, the Ambassador mentioned that this collaboration would be a stepping stone towards deepening cultural ties between the two countries. He added that Pakistan can learn a great deal from Japan’s know-how and high standards of excellence in the fields of sports. He also specifically spoke about how the Pakistan community had been instrumental in popularizing cricket in Japan as a result of which the Japan under-19 cricket team had qualified for the under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time in its history. The Mayor in his address thanked the government of Pakistan for accepting Suginami City as the Host Town for Pakistan’s Olympic Contingent. He mentioned that this was a great opportunity for residents of Suginami City, especially children to interact first hand with Pakistani Olympic athletes, the memories of which they will cherish throughout their lives. According to him, the initiative would go a long way in promoting sports cooperation between the two countries. The ceremony concluded with a formal announcement declaring Suginami City as Pakistan’s Host Town for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic games. Tokyo, PR# 06/2020 26 February 2020
    Pakistan High Commission Colombo High Commissioner Paid a Courtesy Call on the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak paid a courtesy call on the President, H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Hon. Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa at their offices on February 24, 2020. During the meetings, the High Commissioner underscored that relations between the two nations are time tested, deep rooted and all-encompassing. They have gained strength in all spheres and domains. He also apprised them about 1000 scholarships announced by Pakistan Higher Education Commission for Sri Lankan Students. The High Commissioner reiterated that Pakistan stands with Sri Lanka and is ready to extend whatever support it needs in various fields including defence, intelligence sharing, eradication of drug trafficking and combating extremism of all forms. President Gotabaya and Prime Minister Mahinda also gratefully acknowledged Pakistan’s assistance to Sri Lanka whenever required and underlined the importance of further strengthening bilateral co-operation between the two brotherly nations. Colombo 25 February, 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan Bangkok 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
    Embassy of Pakistan Bankok Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad participated today in the opening ceremony of the 53rd Red Cross Diplomatic Bazaar. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided at the opening ceremony and visited the booths and activities. The visitors expressed great interest in Pakistani stalls displaying traditional handicrafts. 22 February 2020
    High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra The High Commissioner and Mrs. Babar Amin hosted a dinner in honour of the visiting Pakistan Women Cricket Team at the High Commission in Canberra today. The event was attended by high ranking Australian Government officials, politicians, foreign diplomats, journalists, members of the Pakistani community including cricket enthusiasts. Welcoming the Pakistan Women Cricket Team to Australia, the High Commissioner highlighted the strong bilateral relations between Pakistan and Australia underscored by common sporting heritage and cricketing ties. While referring to the achievements of the Pakistani Women Cricket Team, he lauded them for flying the national flag high. He advised the players to play to their full potential and dedication while aiming at winning the tournament. He emphasized that the spirit of the sports was even more important than result of the game. Ms. Bismah Maroof, Captain of the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team thanked the High Commissioner and Mrs. Uzma Babar for hosting the Team at Canberra and vowed to play to the best of their abilities. Ms. Kate Logan, the Chief of Protocol at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, wished the Pakistani team success during the tough competition. Ms. Bronwyn Halfpenny, Convener of Pakistan-Australia Friendship Association in the Victorian Parliament remarked that the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team was a true representation of the participation of women in sports in Pakistan. Mr. Alistair Coe, leader of the opposition in the ACT Legislative Assembly, welcomed the Pakistani Team to Canberra and Australia. Ms. Aisha Jalil, Assistant Manager, Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team recounted her visit as part of the then Pakistan Women’s Cricket team touring Australia in 1997. She said that the current Team was composed of young players who were hungry for victory, as well as senior ones who could moderate and sheet anchor the game. To commemorate the event, a cake was also cut by the High Commissioner, the Chief of Protocol, the Pakistan Captain Cricket Team and Manager. Canberra 22 February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan Bangkok 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 High Commission Colombo High Commissioner Interacts with Pakistani Community The High Commissioner of Pakistan, H.E. Maj. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak hosted members of Pakistani Community at Pakistan House on February 19, 2020. During Interaction with Community, High Commissioner emphasized on the important role of the Pakistani Community in promoting the interests of Pakistan abroad and contribution towards economic development of the two Countries. The High Commissioner while commenting on Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations said that both countries have a very deep-rooted friendship that not only covers defence but also trade, culture, sports and people to people contacts. He further noted that both countries have a great potential to explore in the areas of bilateral trade and assured full support of the High Commission to Pakistani Business Community in this regard. Colombo 20 February, 2020
    Pakistan High Commission, London UK  High Commission hosts UK Launch of Global Development Workshops.

UPSIGN Network and UKRI Join Forces to Organise Three Global Development Workshops in Islamabad (March 2020) The High Commission hosted the UK Launch of Global Development Workshops on 17 February 2020.

A UK based charity UPSIGN (UK Pakistan Science Innovation Global Network) has partnered with UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to organise three development workshops in Pakistan on 9 -12th March 2020. Over 140 academics from the UK, Pakistan and the region will travel to Islamabad to take part in the workshops that aim to address challenges linked to sustainable development in Food Systems, Energy/Water and Health sectors in Pakistan and the region. The activities will create and foster new relationships and develop new networks interested in solving development issues, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Welcoming the initiative, High Commissioner Muhammad Nafees Zakaria said: “We are delighted to host UPSIGN members and UKRI and British academics at the UK launch of the Global Development Workshops.” He lauded the efforts of UKRI and UPSIGN for this marvellous and timely initiative, saying that: “Pakistan has a long history of working in partnership with its UK diaspora, so it’s fantastic to see British Pakistani professionals creating initiatives like this that have the potential to be impactful and sustainable for the mutual benefit of both nations.” While appreciating the efforts of the charity for sustainable development in Pakistan, the High Commissioner laid emphasis on collection of accurate and reliable data in the fields of health, education and literacy so that the issues could be seen in their true perspective and be addressed effectively. He noted that data relating to socio-economic status of a country reflects on its image and perception internationally and hence needs to authentic and reliable. The High Commissioner also apprised the guests of investment opportunities available for Diaspora and international investors in various sectors of Pakistan economy. Professor Nicola Lowe, UKRI’s GCRF Challenge lead for Food Systems said: “Through the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund we have a fantastic opportunity to combine research and academic knowledge with in-country expertise to develop practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges including climate change, food insecurity and poor health. Furthermore, “Joining with UPSIGN to develop and deliver these this workshop series, opens up exciting possibilities for new collaborations between researchers and community groups from the UK and Pakistan to make a real difference to people with terrible struggles in their everyday lives.” Prof Jawwad Darr (University College London), the Chairman of UPSIGN Network,said “I’m very proud of the UPSIGN team’s efforts to volunteer their timeandproactivelyfacilitate British and other scientists to partner with each other for mutual benefit of the UK, Pakistan and the SE Asia Region” Dr Khalid Mahmood (UPSIGN Cofounder) said “this is an exciting time where top universities and research institutes are taking part in the workshops. This includes researchers from more than 20 UK universities and research Institutes.” The details of the workshops in Islamabad are as under: · The first workshop (9th – 10th March 2020) will focus on the issues related to food security, sustainable food production, strategic planning to maximize dietary diversity and quality, issues to tackle the spread of diseases from livestock to humans (Zoonotic Disease), issue of antibiotics use. · The second workshop (10th – 11th March 2020) will focus on health, gender and Mental Healthand reproductive health, issues experienced by children and adolescents and their impact in mental health. The workshop will also focus on biomaterials and regenerative medicine for developing low-cost healthcare solutions for the management of wounds and injuries. · The third workshop (11th- 12th Mar 2020) aims to focus on renewable energy planning, new technologies in the water and energy sector and the education and policy-making surrounding these initiatives. The workshops are also supported by a number of universities in the UK and Pakistan, the Faraday Institute, The British Council, Pakistan High Commission London, The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Comsats University Islamabad and Common Purpose, UK. 18 February 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

H.E. Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan, Dubai inaugurated Gulfood Exhibition 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre. More than 100 companies from Pakistan are participating in the exhibition started from 16th February 2020 to 20th February 2020. 17 February 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

Consul General Ayesha Ali participates in community event to celebrate promotion of Pakistani-American NYPD officers 14 February 2020

Pakistan Embassy Toko

Seminar on technical intern training program held at the Embassy of Pakistan Tokyo

(13-02-2020): A seminar on “Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) with the collaboration of Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) was held in the Embassy. A large number of Japanese companies / receiving organizations along with the delegates of JITCO and representatives from NUTECH, Pakistan were in attendance. Speaking at the seminar, Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad welcomed the audience and said that this event marks a very important step in the bilateral relationship between Japan and Pakistan as the two countries have been great friends with economic cooperation being the main driver of the relationship. He added that Pakistan values Japan as one of its main economic partner and the people of Pakistan hold Japanese people in high esteem. He also referred to the initiatives of Government of Pakistan regarding human resource development and Japan’s cooperation to this cause. The Ambassador underscored that the recent signing of MOCs on TITP and Specified Skilled Worker (SSW) is a milestone in brining the Pakistani work force to Japan. The Ambassador gave a presentation on the potential of Pakistan’s labor market and the status of its emerging economy. He further stressed that such arrangements would help to reduce the deficit of workforce in Japan and both countries would benefit. The Ambassador also appreciated the support of JITCO and hoped that the cooperation would continue in future to make the process a complete success. The Senior Vice President of JITCO, Mr. Matsutomi also expressed the desire to make the process beneficial for both the countries and making it a significant step in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries. Detailed presentations were also given by Mr. Tahir Habib Cheema, Trade and Investment Counsellor and Dr. Aamir Murad, Executive Director on behalf of NAVTTC and NUTECH respectively. The Ambassador and the Senior Vice President of JITCO also replied to the queries / questions posed by the audience. Tokyo, PR# 05/2020 13 February 2020

Pakistan High Commission, London UK  High Commissioner hosts newly elected British Pakistani MPs.

High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria hosted a reception last evening to celebrate the victory of the newly elected British MPs with Pakistani heritage in December 2019 election. The event was held at the ‘Pakistan House’.

Besides newly elected MPs and Lords, a large number of guests comprising Senior British Government Officials, Diplomats, Business People, Doctors, Engineers, Academics, Scientists, Lawyers, IT Professionals, British friends of Pakistan, Members of the Pakistani Diaspora and media representatives attended the reception. Law and Justice Minister, Barrister Farogh Naseem and Attorney General of Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan, who are currently on an official visit to the UK, attended the reception as special guests. Felicitating the newly elected MPs, the High Commissioner said it is a moment of great pride and happiness to celebrate the achievements of the distinguished Pakistanis in the political life of the UK. The number of British Pakistani MPs has increased to 15, which is a testimony of the constructive political engagement of our community in the UK, he added. Mr Zakaria said it is a matter of great satisfaction that Pakistani community is contributing significantly in the political, social, and economic life of the British society. Government and people of Pakistan take great pride in the important role of Pakistani Diaspora across the globe, he added. The High Commissioner particularly mentioned the growing confidence of the international community in Pakistan’s economic and tourism potential. In this regard, he mentioned Royal Couple’s successful visit to Pakistan last October, VVIP visits from Gulf States, Central Asia, Europe and Americas, revised positive travel advisory by the UK, rating of Pakistan as the choicest tourist destination by international publications like Conde Nast Traveler and Forbes as the manifestations of that confidence. Mr Zakaria highlighted that Pakistan economy is on upward trajectory. He said Pakistan enjoys unique geo-strategic position with enormous economic and trade opportunities on offer for international investors. He quoted international financial institutions’ recent reports regarding improved ease of doing business, Pakistan Stock Market out-performing several established markets of the world and Pakistan economy being stable. Mr Zakaria informed the audience about FDI inflows from China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Qatar and several other countries. FDIs in Pakistan have increased by 200% during 2019, he updated. The High Commissioner hoped that the relations between UK and Pakistan would be strengthened substantively when the two countries come together to avail the opportunities offered by the significant developments in their two respective regions. He particularly identified Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and tourism related infrastructure and hospitality industry as areas for the British investors and Pakistani Diaspora to pay attention to. Speaking about Kashmir, the High Commissioner thanked the British Parliamentarians, members of Diaspora, civil society and international media for expressing concern over the human rights abuses being committed by Indian occupation forces in occupied Kashmir. In his remarks on the occasion, Minister Farogh Naseem congratulated the newly elected MPs on their election victory. He also appreciated the role of Pakistani Diaspora in building bridges of understanding and cooperation between the UK and Pakistan. He briefly reflected on the Government’s people centric policies aimed at lifting the country’s economy and socio-economic betterment of the people. The get together provided a good networking opportunity for the guests from various walks of life. The invitees highly appreciated the unprecedented holding of such a celebration. 12 February 2020

Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur 12 February 2020

ملایئشیاء میں کام کرنے والے مز دوروں کیلئے ایک بڑی جوشخبری۔ پاکستان اور ملایئشیاء نے یہاں کام کرنے والے جفا کشوں کے سوشل سیکیورٹی کے تاریخی معاہدے پر دستخط کر لئے۔ معاہدے کے مطابق کام کے دوران حادثے کے نتیجے میں معذوری یا موت کی صورت میں مزدور اور اس کے خاندان کو خصوصی مراعات حاصل ہونگے۔

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

H.E. Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan, Dubai inaugurated first ever College Career Fair at H.H. Sheikh Rashid Al -Makhtoum Pakistan School Dubai. Total of 21 International Universities participated in the Fair. Students from various Pakistani School were invited. 12 February 2020

Pakistan Embassy Moscow An event to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day was held at the Embassy of Pakistan on 05 February 2020. Many guests from different walks of life, including scholars, representative of various think tanks, journalists, students and members of the Pakistani community took part in the evening.

Special thanks to the speakers: Syed Ishtiaq Hamdani, a prominent journalist of Kashmiri origin, political analyst Mr Andrew Korybko, poets Ludmila Avdeyeva and Vladimir Lesovoy for sharing their thoughts. 10 February 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Amman

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in Amman! The Embassy of Pakistan in Amman organized a Kashmir seminar today at the Embassy in the context of Kashmir Solidarity Day. The event was attended by Jordanian notables, members of academia, think tanks, media and Pakistani community.

The speakers included Dr.Hussam Akhuzahieh, President of the Pakistan Graduates Club, Professor Dr Hassan al Momani, Professor Dr Adab Saud and Dr Hassan Mobeuddin. The Speakers highlighted the atrocious Indian brutalities against the people of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir that are continuing for the last 73 years with shameless impunity. They underscored that Jammu & Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the Partition of British India and the treacherous machinations of Britain and India led to illegal Indian occupation of Jammu & Kashmir. India in violation of numerous UN Security Council resolutions keep occupying Jammu & Kashmir against the wishes of its people and never allowed the free and fair plebiscite as per the UN Security Council resolutions. The Speakers saluted the courageous and valiant Kashmiris for their determination in the face of Indian state tyranny and for waging the historic and sacred struggle against the Indian occupation, subjugation and Indian oppressions. Moreover, similarities between the Palestine and Jammu & Kashmir disputes were mentioned as both are stories of grave human tragedies and sufferings at the hands of occupying powers. Special prayers were also offered for the martyred of Jammu & Kashmir and Palestine and for the freedom of the two peoples. يوم التضامن مع كشمير في عمان! نظمت سفارة باكستان في عمان ندوة في كشمير اليوم في السفارة في سياق يوم التضامن مع كشمير. حضر الحفل ممثلون أردنيون وأعضاء أكاديميون و كبار الشخصيات من الفكر والإعلام والمجتمع الباكستاني. وكان من بين المتحدثين الدكتور حسام أخوزهية، رئيس نادي الخريجين الباكستانيين ، والأستاذ الدكتور حسن المومني ، والأستاذة الدكتورة أدب سعود والدكتور حسن مبيضين. وسلط المتحدثون الضوء على الوحشية الهندية ضد شعب جامو وكشمير المحتل في الهند والتي استمرت طوال 73 عامًا . وأكدوا أن جامو وكشمير هي الأجندة الغير المكتملة لتقسيم الهند البريطانية وأن مكائد بريطانيا والهند أدت إلى احتلال هندي غير قانوني لجامو وكشمير. الهند في انتهاك للعديد من قرارات مجلس الأمن التابع للأمم المتحدة، حيث تواصل احتلال جامو وكشمير ضد رغبات شعبها ولم تسمح لهم مطلقًا بالاستفتاء الحر والعادل وفقًا لقرارات مجلس الأمن التابع للأمم المتحدة. وحيا المتحدثون الكشميريين الشجعان والبواسل لعزمهم في مواجهة طغيان الدولة الهندية وشنهم الكفاح التاريخي والمقدس ضد الاحتلال الهندي والإخضاع والاضطهاد الهندي. علاوة على ذلك ، ذُكرت أوجه التشابه بين نزاع فلسطين وجامو وكشمير لأن كلاهما قصص عن مآسي بشرية خطيرة ومعاناة على أيدي قوى الاحتلال. كما تم تقديم دعوات خاصة لشهداء جامو وكشمير وفلسطين ومن أجل حرية الشعبين.

10 March 2020

    Embassy of Pakistan, Cairo

Observance of “Kashmir Solidarity Day 2020” Kashmir Solidarity Day observed on 05 February 2020 at the Embassy of Pakistan, Cairo, with participation from cross-section of Egyptian society including academia, media and think-tank community as well as Pakistani notables and students. 9 February 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

All UAE Inter-School Urdu Literature Festival Organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan in association with Bazm-e-Urdu Dubai, 08th February 2020. Total of 10 Pakistani School all over UAE participated in the Festival.

9 February 2020

    Embassy of Pakistan, Athens, Greece

Hundreds of Kashmiris and Pakistanis, took to the streets in Athens today and staged a huge demonstration outside the Indian Embassy, to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and condemn the curfew imposed by India. 9 February 2020

PakConsulate Jeddah 

#KashmirSolidarityDay Pakistan Consulate General in Jeddah observed Kashmir Solidarity day to show unity with their Kashmiri brethren. The programme started with the recitation of Holy Quran. Then messages of President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out. The President and the Prime Minister said in their messages that the illegal acts of India on August 5 have further strengthened the relations between the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan. The government and the people of Pakistan will continue their political moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people according to the UN Security Council resolutions.

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi, who is a retired Saudi diplomat and veteran columnist was chief guest at the occasion. In his address he said that Muslims of occupied Kashmiri are going through difficult times and it is moral, political and diplomatic duty of all Muslim Countries to raise voice for the Muslims wether in kashmir, palestine or Rohingya. He appreciated the participation of school children in the event and said that there is a need to pass on the message to the younger generation. He said that there are reasonable people in India who must act so that sanity prevails. No forced occupation lasts long, he added. The Consul General in his welcome address shed light on India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5 last year and emphasized that despite turning Kashmir into a large prison, India has not been able to decrease the indomitable spirit of the freedom loving Kashmiri people. He enumerated the steps taken by the government of Pakistan at various international forums to highlight India’s unacceptable actions and gross human rights violations. He appealed to the community that we all should play our due role individually and collectively in raising this issue at every forum to counter the Indian propaganda through concerted efforts He told that we are connecting Kashmir Committees in the important capitals for effective coordination so that they are in unison when voicing for the struggle of the Kashmiris. Kashmiri Representative Ghulam Nabi Mir called upon India to immediately stop gross, systematic and state sponsored human rights violations in Kashmir and allow international human rights and humanitarian organizations an unhindered access to the occupied state. Chairman Kashmir Committee Mr. Masood Puri and President Jammu and Kashmir Overseas community Sardar Ishfaq also shared their views with the audience. They told that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the partition and needs to be resolved according to the UN resolutions. Mr. Rizwan Sheikh Permanent Representative of Pakistan to OIC, reaffirmed government of Pakistan’s continued political, diplomatic and moral support to the oppressed Kashmiris in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination, promised to them by the international community through numerous UNSC Resolutions. He also expressed thanks to OIC for supporting the Kashmir Cause. The event began with speeches of the children of schools expressing their support for the Kashmir cause. In their speeches the students expressed solidarity with Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for right to self-determination, urged India to demonstrate sincerity for resolution of the longstanding Kashmir dispute and come to the negotiating table for resolving the issue. The school children also presented kashmiri songs۔ A documentary on Kashmir was also played before the audience. 6 February 2020
    Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney

Kashmir Solidarity Day event was held at the Consulate General of Pakistan. The Consul General H.E Muhammad Ashraf reiterated strongly that Kashmiris must be given the right of self-determination as promised by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. He called upon the civilized world to force the Indian state to lift the siege which has converted the paradise on earth into an open prison. 6 February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Brasilia

Kashmir Solidarity Day in Brasilia on February 5 : Embaixada do Paquistão Brasília Comunicado de imprensa Dia de solidariedade da Caxemira observado no Brasil “Comemorando hoje, o Dia da Solidariedade da Caxemira, mais uma vez, chamamos a atenção da comunidade internacional, incluindo o Conselho de Segurança das Nações Unidas, a ajudar a resolver a disputa da Caxemira, de acordo com as resoluções do CSNU e as aspirações do povo da Caxemira. Também reafirmamos nossa total solidariedade com o povo de Jammu e Caxemira ocupado pela Índia, que está continuamente sendo subjugado o sob toque de recolher e confinado desde 5 de agosto de 2019. É uma das piores crises de direitos humanos do século XXI ”, conforme declarou Embaixador do Paquistão, Sr. Najm us Saqib declarou enquanto discursava hoje em uma reunião considerável na Embaixada do Paquistão, em Brasília. O Embaixador também reiterou o apoio diplomático, moral e político do Paquistão às pessoas oprimidas de Jammu e Caxemira e garantiu que a campanha em andamento para destacar a disputa da Caxemira em todos os fóruns continuaria até que uma solução justa da disputa fosse alcançada. Foram lidas as mensagens do Presidente e do Primeiro Ministro do Paquistão. Outros palestrantes, incluindo representantes da Caxemira, membros da Associação Paquistão Brasil (PBA), Adido de Defesa o General de Brigada Muhammad Yousaf e o primeiro secretário, Sr. Azeem Ullah Cheema, elogiaram a bravura do povo da Caxemira ocupada em face da contínua repressão Índiana. A Índia transformou 8 milhões de pessoas de Jammu e Caxemira em uma prisão em massa, com a implantação de 900.000 forças de segurança Índianas. Dezenas de pessoas foram mortas, seqüestradas, desapareceram e mulheres foram perseguidas e molestadas. Os palestrantes declararam que a presença das Forças de Ocupação na região é ilegal bem como suas ações; seus crimes eram inaceitáveis e imperdoáveis. A Índia deve ser responsabilizada por seus crimes contra a humanidade que foram extensivamente registrados pela mídia e organizações internacionais de direitos humanos. No final, a Associação Paquistão Brasil (PBA) apresentou um escudo ao Embaixador Najm us Saqib em reconhecimento por seus serviços inestimáveis para a Caxemira e por cuidar dos interesses da comunidade paquistanesa sediada na América do Sul. Mais tarde, o Embaixador e sua equipe interagiram com a mídia e os membros da sociedade civil e os atualizaram sobre a situação horrível que prevalece na Caxemira ocupada e na determinação do Paquistão em continuar trabalhando rumo à uma solução justa para a disputa da Caxemira. Brasília 5 de fevereiro de 2020 6 February 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Damascus

Under the patronage of H.E Air Marshal (Retd) Rashid Kamal, Ambassador of Pakistan to Syria, Embassy of Pakistan celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day, participated by officers, staff,officials of Pakistan International School of Damascus, Syrian dignitaries, media persons and Pakistani community residing in Syria. On this occasion,messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out by H.E the Ambassador. He briefed the participants about human rights violations in Indian held Kashmir. In addition various speeches delivered by many members of Pakistani community, They condemned massacres and atrocities perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces against the Kashmiri people aimed to suppress their indigenous struggle for their self-determination. 6 February 2020

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations

Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed at the Pakistan Mission to the UN in which a large number of Pakistani and Kashmiri community participated to show solidarity with the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

6 February 2020

    High Commission for Pakistan Ottawa, Canada

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed at Montreal

6 February 2020

    Embassy of Pakistan, The Hague

On 5th February 2020, a seminar was held at Pakistan House to commemorate the Kashmir Solidarity Day. Dutch Advocate Hans Gaasbeek a prominent human rights activist from Netherlands was the key-note speaker of the event while Professor Dr. Aslam Syed especially came from Bonn-Germany to share his thoughts on the occasion~

6 February 2020

    Consulate General of Pakistan New York Photo Exhibition on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day 6 February 2020
    Consulate General of Pakistan New York

Kashmir Solidarity Day in Consulate General NewYork

6 February 2020

    Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai observed “Kashmir Solidarity Day” on 05th February 2020.

6 February 2020

    Pakistan High Commission Colombo

Seminar on “Peace and Stability – An Imperative to Prosperity in South Asia” The High Commission of Pakistan organized a seminar titled “Peace and Stability – An Imperative to Prosperity in South Asia” at BMICH Colombo on 5th February 2020. Various impediments towards regional peace and prosperity were highlighted. Eminent Panelist, Mr. Graham Jones, Ex-member of the parliament of United Kingdom, Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan, Ex-Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Ms. Medha de Alwis, Sri Lankan Journalist and High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak, addressed the seminar.

Mr. Graham Jones noted that West is not playing its due role for resolution of Kashmir issue and therefore it is our collective responsibility to highlight and play our part for resolution of this issue. He further said that situation in Kashmir threatens international peace and security with acts of state brutality within Indian controlled Jammu & Kashmir. Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan, while speaking on the occasion, said that Kashmir dispute took birth in 1947 in the most sensitive region of South Asia, the disputed land of Jammu and Kashmir nestled among three nuclear powers of today – Pakistan, China and India. Unfortunately, India, despite making local, regional and international commitments on Kashmir, is not forthcoming to click the peace call. All the past 72 years are a history of arrogance, bigotry, hate, chauvinism, expansionism and troublous for her neighbors. He further stated that India has caged nine million Kashmiris by one million military and para-military troops besieging whole valley of Kashmir since august 5,2019. Flouting all promises and pledges, Indian Leadership has made to the world standing in the witness box of the United Nations Security Council, it militarily bifurcated Kashmir into parts and usurped them what they call Union Territories. As per the UN charter no physical change can be made in any disputed region or territory. Ms. Medha de Alwis highlighted that all regional countries should play their part to resolve all regional issues for strengthening SAARC. In his concluding remarks, the High Commissioner, Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak emphasized that despite tremendous potential, 16.1% of South Asian population is below poverty line mainly due to the chronic dispute between two major powers; India and Pakistan. In the same context SAARC could not take off as per its goals and potential. He further said that with the revocation of articles 370 and abolition of 35A, India has blatantly violated UNSC resolutions and its own constitution. Subsequently, it followed with draconian and repressive measures by imprisoning the entire nine million peoples denying all rights, duly noticed and highlighted by international bodies and human rights organizations. The seminar was largely attended by the people from different walks of life including Diplomats, Journalists, participants from think tanks, members of Civil Society and Pakistani community. Colombo 06 February, 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan Denmark

The Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed in Denmark to express solidarity with the suppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK). The Embassy organized a “Round Table Conference on Kashmir” on 5 February which was attended by around 50 guests including Member of Danish Parliament, select representatives of Copenhagen-based human rights organizations, media, think tanks, academics in addition to Pakistani/Kashmiri community members.

Welcoming the participants, Ms. Ismat Hassan, Charge d’ Affaires highlighted different dimensions of the Kashmir Issue. She stated that the legitimate demand of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination over the course of the past seven decades has been met with illegal and untenable annexation of IOJK by India on August 5. Subsequently, the Indian government imposed inhuman lockdown, enforcing communication blockade besides additional measures to further brutalize the Kashmir people to deter them from protesting. The CdA reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support for the people of IOJK. Other participants to the conference discussed the egregious human rights situation in IOJK including detention of mainstream Kashmiri leaders, human rights activists and journalists as a deterrence tool by the Indian Security Forces. The conference urged the international community to intervene immediately for an end to the suffering of the Kashmiri people. Kashmir related material was disseminated amongst the participants. Additionally, messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan on the occasion were placed on Embassy’s website as well as Facebook page. Refreshment was served at the end. Copenhagen 5 February 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

A large number of Pakistani and Kashmiri Americans gathered at the Embassy of Pakistan to express solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir in their struggle against Indian atrocities and to support their right of self-determination.

5 February 2020

    PakTurkey Kashmir Solidarity Day at Ankara  5 February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Bishkek

To express solidarity with the people of the Indian Occupied Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination, a community gathering was organized at the Embassy today. It was attended by a large number of community members and officials of the Embassy along with their families.

The ceremony began with the recitation from the Holy Quran. The national anthems of Pakistan & Azad Kashmir were played. The messages of President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out on the occasion. Pakistani students from different universities performed national songs. While expressing tribute to the unparallel commitment of the Kashmiris for the attainment of the legitimate right for self-determination, the Charge d’ Affaires highlighted grave human right situation in the occupied valley after 5 August, 2019. He informed the gathering about the stand taken on the issue by the UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, the UN experts, Amnesty International, the US Congressional Commission and Parliament of the European Union. He also informed them about protests by the Muslims of India after publication of National Register of Citizens for Assam and passing of Citizenship Amendment Act. The participants expressed solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren and reiterated their resolve to make efforts in their respective area of influence to create awareness among the local population about the Kashmir issue and unprecedented human rights violations by Indian forces in the Kashmir valley. Bishkek 5th February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran

Solidarity observed with Kashmiris in Tehran The Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran arranged a ceremony on 5th February,2020 in Tehran to observe solidarity with the innocent Kashmiris of the Indian Occupied Kashmir who were subjected to worst kind of brutalities by Indian forces and denied their right to self-determination.

Messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the audience comprising Iranian scholars,academicians,intellectuals, media persons, members of Pakistani community, Pakistani and Iranian students. Charge de Affaires Syed Muhammad Fawad Sher, in his speech, paid homage to the sacrifices of the valiant Kashmiris and said that the recent brutal use of force and continued lockdown of Kashmir by the Indian forces has failed to suppress the indigenous struggle of the Kashmiri people aspiring for their right to self-determination. Referring to the recent brutalities and atrocities being committed by India against the Kashmiri people, Fawad Sher said that the Modi government has endangered the peace of the region and the entire world by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which protected the identity and Kashmiriat of all the Kashmiris in India. The continued lockdown and crackdown against peaceful Kashmiris, including youth and children by the Indian forces is an attempt to subjugate and suppress them, but widespread protests and demonstrations are a testimony to the indigenous nature of the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people, he said. Syed Fawad Sher thanked the Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei and the present Government for supporting the cause of the Kashmiri Muslims and condemning the recent Indian atrocities in IOK. Students from Urdu Department, Tehran University and Pakistan Embassy International School & College, in their speeches, condemned the atrocities and human right violations being committed by Indian forces against the peaceful Kashmiris in IOK. Poet Ahmed Shehryar also recited his poetry on the sufferings of Kashmiri Muslims. A documentary on Kashmir was also screened on the occasion while English and Farsi newspapers published special article on the day. 5 February 2020

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

(2020-02-5) Embassy of Pakistan, Seoul hosted an event today to commemorate the Kashmir Solidarity Day. The event was well attended by participants from diverse backgrounds including Korean and Pakistani students, professors, businessmen and famous social media influencers of Korea 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. Charge’ d’affaires read President and Prime Minister’s messages on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day. Participants were also briefed on the genesis of Kashmir issue as well as prevailing situation in the region. Attendees were briefed 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. Participants showed deep interest and raised number of pertinent questions on the issue of Kashmir and its global and regional implications and engaged in active discussions with the officers of the Embassy. Despite the outbreak of corona virus in Korea, a large turn-out on this event showed the importance attached to this international issue.

Seoul 5 February 2020
    Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles A seminar was organized at the Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5 February to express solidarity with Kashmiris who are struggling for independence from Indian Occupation. Speakers on this occasion condemned the indian oppression against the kashmiris. Various kashmiris from Indian occupied Kashmir briefed the audience about the present situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Consul General Abdul Jabbar Memon said that Government of Pakistan will continue to extend moral and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their struggle against indian Occupation. 5 February 2020
    Consulate General of Pakistan in Chicago

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in Chicago on February 05, 2020.

5 February 2020

    Consulate General of Pakistan in Chicago

To mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day in Chicago, a Seminar was organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago today (February 05, 2020). It was attended by people from different walks of life, including think tanks, academia, students, representatives of community and journalists.

5 February 2020

    Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin

The Embassy of Pakistan Berlin organized an event to commemorate Kashmir Solidarity Day to express Pakistan’s unshakable solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Kashmir, who have been under an illegal lockdown since many months. Ambassador Jauhar Saleem addressed the audience , revisited Kashmir’s struggle for freedom since the Independence of Pakistan and highlighted human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJK) which have been going on for decades. Candles were also lit to observe a vigil for our Kashmiri brothers and sisters

5 February 2020

    Pakistan High Commission, Dhaka

Kashmir Solidarity Day

5 February 2020

    Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi

An event was held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi today to observe ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’. A large number of Kashmiri and Pakistani community members based in Abu Dhabi attended the function. Mr. Muhammad Saeed Sarwar, Charge d’ Affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi presided over the function. Special messages of the President and Prime Minister on the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ were read out during the event.

Special documentary was shown depicting the gross human rights violations being committed by the Indian security forces in Kashmir. Students from Pakistan Community Schools also made speeches and sang national and Kashmiri songs on the occasion. At the end of the function, special prayers were offered for the Kashmiri martyrs and for an early resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people. The brochures, posters, booklets and articles relevant to the occasion were also distributed amongst the participants in the event. 5 February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Tashkent

Kashmir_Solidarity_Day on 05_February_2020. Large number of Pakistani community attended the event.

5 February 2020

  Pak Embassy Dushanbe Press Release Kashmir Solidarity Day – 5 February 2020 A solemn ceremony was organized today in the Embassy of Pakistan Dushanbe, Tajikistan to celebrate the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’. Mr. Saidov Saidbeg Boykhonovich, former Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan and India, currently Head of Department of International Relations in the Russian-Tajik Slovanic University Dushanbe, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The event was attended by members of Pakistani community, local journalists, representatives of Human Rights Organizations, academicians, members of Pakistan-Tajikistan Friendship Society and Pakistan Study Centre and National University of Tajikistan. The ceremony began with the recitation of Holy Quran, followed by playing of national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Special messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out. Ambassador Imran Haider in his address highlighted the atrocities being committed by the Indian Security Forces in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, particularly the inhuman and unprecedented lockdown imposed in the region since 5 August 2019. He added that the UN Security Council has taken up the unresolved Kashmir dispute thrice over last few months which negates the false Indian claim that the Kashmir dispute is a bilateral dispute. While underlining the importance and urgency of resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UNSC Resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people, the Ambassador called upon the Indian government to reverse its unilateral actions, lift the lockdown from the IOJK and release all prisoners including women and children. In his speech, the Chief Guest Ambassador Saidov Saidbeg Boykhonovich spoke of his several visits to AJK and IOJK during his stint as Ambassador in Pakistan and New Delhi. While referring to Kashmir as “Heaven on earth”, he lamented the fact that unfortunately the Kashmiri people are still waiting for peace and prosperity. He further said that since it is a political dispute it should be resolved through political means. Ambassador Saidov referred to the contributions of the thirteenth-century Tajik Saint Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani in Kashmir and drew similarities between Kashmiri and Tajik people in religion, history, culture and literature. To raise awareness about the plight of the Kashmiris in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, a special documentary with Russian subtitles highlighting brutalities committed by the Indian Occupying Forces was screened. Followed by a pictorial exhibition depicting grave human rights violations in IOJK. Mir Qurbon Ali Rahmonov, a celebrated Tajik singer, sang the poetic works of Ambassador Saidov and Baidal on Kashmir and its people. Dushanbe 5 February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo

Press Release Kashmir Solidarity Day observed at Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo

(05-02-2020): In order to express solidarity and to reaffirm steadfast support for our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in distress, the Mission observed Kashmir Solidarity Day at the Chancery today. A broad cross section of Japanese society comprising of academics, journalists, think tanks, business persons, government officials and members of the Pakistan Community were in attendance. Messages of the President and Prime Minister in support of the Kashmir cause were read out. The National Anthem of Azad Jammu & Kashmir along with our National Anthem was played on occasion. Members of the Pakistan Community also made speeches in support of our Kashmiri brethren. Earlier in the day, Pakistan Community members with banners and placards in hand marched towards the UN Representative Office in Tokyo and submitted a resolution on behalf of the “Kashmir Solidarity Forum in Japan” reminding the United Nations of its pledge made to the people of Kashmir accepting their right of self determination. The Ambassador in his key-note address shed light on India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5 last year and emphasized that despite turning Kashmir into a large prison, India has not been able to dampen the indomitable spirit of the freedom loving Kashmiri people. He enumerated the steps taken by the government of Pakistan at various international forums to highlight India’s unacceptable actions and gross human rights violations. The Ambassador specifically mentioned that in the last six months, the UN Security Council on 3 difference occasions has taken cognizance of the matter and has discussed the prevailing situation in the area, thereby belying India’s claims that the Jammu & Kashmir dispute is India’s internal matter. The Ambassador concluded his speech by reaffirming government of Pakistan’s continued full political, diplomatic and moral support to the oppressed Kashmiris in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination, promised to them by the international community through numerous UNSC Resolutions. Separately in the evening, the Ambassador interacted with prominent Japanese media persons and select think-tanks of Japan and discussed the recent situation in IOJ&K. Moreover, the Mission in collaboration with the Japan based Kashmir Solidarity Forum will be holding a “Kashmir week” by conducting similar, events/seminars in other cities of Japan, starting from today. Tokyo, PR# 04/2020 ***** 5 April 2020
    Pakistan High Commission, London UK

Crimes against humanity in Indian occupied Kashmir call for immediate intervention of international community: Nafees Zakaria Indian occupation forces are committing unabated crimes against humanity in occupied Kashmir which calls for immediate intervention of the international community. High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria was addressing the audience at the Kashmir Solidarity Day Seminar held at the British Parliament on 4 February 2020. The Seminar was organized by the Women Council of Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) team led by its Chairman Raja Najabat Hussain.

Those who attended and spoke at the event included Sardar Masood Khan, President AJ&K; Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Dame Rosalie Winterton MP; Debbie Abrahams MP, Chairperson All Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group; Shadow Secretary of State for Media & Culture Tracy Brabin MP; Yasmin Qureshi MP; Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Tony Lloyd MP; Lord Qurban Hussain; Shadow Foreign Minister for South Asia Afzal Khan MP; Lillian Greenwood MP and Mohammed Yaseen MP. Besides, a large number of Kashmiri Diaspora in the UK, especially women and youth along with media representatives, attended the Seminar. High Commissioner said Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and still on the agenda of the UN Security Council. He informed the audience that over 07 decades, many dimensions have been added to it such as grave situation of human rights, risk to the regional security and its bearing on socio-economic condition of the people of the region. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly cautioned the international community that the Indian adventurism could pose incalculable danger to the regional security and beyond. Briefing on the genesis of the dispute, Mr Zakaria said that Kashmir issue was a consequence of the violation of the basic principle of the partition plan and manipulation of the demarcation of boundaries. In this regard, he cited the historical accounts recorded by the British historian Prof. Alastair Lamb, Secretary to the Boundary Commission Sir Christopher Beaumont, Indian Lawyer A G Noorani, and HR Activist Victoria Schofield. The High Commissioner said that Indian unilateral and illegal actions on 5th August 2019 have led to a humanitarian crisis in IoK due to the siege laid by 900,000 fully armed Indian forces laid on 8 million defenceless and voiceless Kashmiris. Genocide Watch has issued Genocide Alert for Kashmir. Since 5th August, Kashmiris have remained cut off from the outside world leading to civilian deaths due to shortages of food and medicines. Mr Zakaria said: “Long trail of torture against innocent Kashmiris has been well documented by a number of international human rights bodies and organizations. In this regard, International People’s Tribunal (IPT) Report of 2009, entitled ‘Buried Evidence’ about mass graves and Amnesty International report called ‘Losing Sight in Kashmir’ about pellet guns victims clearly reveal the ongoing gross human rights violations in IOK.” Mr Zakaria said crimes against humanity including mass killings, mass graves, mass rapes, mass blindings in Idian occupied Kashmir and actions taken in the aftermath of 5th August 2019 contravene all relevant international laws and conventions on human rights, such as: (a) The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights & 1949 Geneva Convention IV; (b) 1998 ICC Statute; (c) International Law Commission (ILC); (d) Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948), the Convention on the elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989); and (e) A series of international human rights treaties and other instruments adopted since 1945. All are applicable on the Human Rights situation in IOK, added Mr Zakaria. The High Commissioner underlined that people would lose faith in the international community and Institutions meant to protect human rights if they don’t intervene. The High Commissioner, while appreciating British Parliamentarians’ support, urged immediate and unconditional lifting of the siege, sending of fact finding mission and delivery of justice to Kashmiri victims of Indian atrocities. Sardar Masood Khan, in his address said India has tried to bury the issue of Kashmir for seven decades but failed miserably as the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination never ceased despite harrowing brutalities by the occupation forces. He said India has used every instrument of violence and propaganda in its repertoire yet it could not dampen the spirit of the Kashmiri people. The President said today the issue of Kashmir stands internationalized and is being discussed at international forums and world parliaments. The President informed that the situation in occupied Kashmir is more catastrophic than it appears as very little information is coming out due to total lockdown of the region. He said what is being reported about torture and death toll in IOK is just the tip of the iceberg. He called upon the international community, particularly the UK, to play their role in ending the humanitarian crisis in IOK. He urged the big trading nations like UK to address ongoing human rights violations in IOK before entering any trade deal with India. The British Parliamentarians and other speakers expressed deep concerns over gross human rights violations of the Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces. They urged India to end the lockdown and restore communications network in IOK immediately. The speakers also emphasized on sending a fact finding mission to IOK so that ground realities of the region could be known. They called upon the UK government to stand up for protection of human rights of the Kashmiris. 5 February 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan Baku

Kashmir Solidarity Day (5th February) was commemorated in the Embassy of Pakistan, Baku. H.E. Dr. Saeed Khan Mohmand, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Azerbaijan, read out messages of the President and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. A documentary focusing on the struggle of Kashmiri people for self-determination was also played. On the occasion, H.E. the Ambassador highlighted the importance of Kashmir Solidarity Day and spoke at length on the prevailing situation in IOK and the sense of alienation felt by the Muslims of India as a result of the discriminatory NRC and CAA. Print and electronic Media personnel, Azerbaijani intelligentsia and students participate