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Pakistan High Commission Colombo

“Youm-e-Istehsal” Event held to mark one year of military siege in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) The Pakistan High Commission organized an event under the theme of “Youm-e-Istehsal”, to mark one year of Indian military siege of the Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK), at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo on 3rd August, 2020.

In his remarks, the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Mr. Tanvir Ahmad, highlighted that the fascist Modi-led, Indian government attempted to change the internationally-recognized disputed status of IIOJK on 05th August, 2019, by abrogating articles 370 and 35A of its constitution, thereby not only violating the UNSC resolutions but its very own constitution by depriving the territory of IIOJK of its special status. In the lead-up to the move, the Indian government deployed thousands of additional troops to the disputed region, imposed a crippling curfew cutting off access to essential services, arrested political leaders and shut down all forms of communication; which have resulted in one of the greatest humanitarian crises the world has ever witnessed. The Acting High Commissioner emphasized that this unilateral act by the Indian Government has defied Kashmiris’ aspirations and has planted the seeds for greater resistance in the IIOJK. He re-affirmed the continued moral, political and diplomatic commitment of the government and people of Pakistan for the Kashmir cause and assured that Pakistan will always remain the voice of conscience in the world for the rights of its Kashmiri brothers and sisters. He underscored that the world is slowly recognizing the Indian government’s atrocities and oppression of the Kashmiri people and the day is not far when they will attain their right to self-determination. The event was also addressed by Mr. Mohamed Jamaludeen, Chairman Kashmir Study Forum, who paid homage to the Kashmiri people for their historical struggle for the right of self-determination and decried the human rights violations committed by the Indian armed forces for over seven decades. He underscored that India should honour and implement the UNSC resolutions as protected by its own constitution and rescind its unilateral actions in the IIOJK after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, since 05th August, 2019. The event was well-attended by members of the Pakistani diaspora in Colombo, journalists and friends of the Kashmir cause in the local community. ***** Colombo 03 August, 2020

 

 

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

3/3 During her visit to Daegu, Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch visited the prestigious Kyungpook National University (KNU).Ambassador was accompanied by Comunity Welfare Attache, Shafiq Haider.

In her meeting with Vice President of the University, exchanges with universities in Pakistan including joint research and academic programs were discussed. Ambassador also raised issues of concern for Pakistani students studying at the university. Around 60 Pakistani students are enrolled in various disciplines at KNU. Ambassador also interacted with Pakistani students at KNU. She shared with them Embassy’s priorities and future plans. She encouraged them to work hard and stay united. Ambassador also answered questions of the students and listened to their advice and issues of concern.

02 August, 2020

 

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

Billboards @TimesSquareNYC mark one year of Indian siege of Kashmiri people.

3 August 2020 https://www.facebook.com/pakconsulateny/videos/1763129733827690/

Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin

Mr. Volker Tschapke, Founding President of Prussian Society and Coordinator German Global Trade Forum, called on the Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Faisal on 30th July 2020 at the Embassy.

30 July 2020

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bucharest

PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ZAFAR IQBAL TO THE PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA On 29 July 2020, the Ambassador of Pakistan to Romania His Excellency Dr. Zafar Iqbal presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Romania, His Excellency Klaus Iohannis.

During the meeting after the presentation of credentials ceremony, President Iohannis underscored the importance that Romania attached to its relationship with Pakistan. Dr. Zafar Iqbal, in turn, expressed that it was his honour to have the duty, over the next few years, to strengthen bilateral ties and explore ways of furthering trade, investment and economic cooperation as well as people-to-people links between Pakistan and Romania. Dr. Zafar Iqbal’s professional background encompasses 20 years as a career diplomat. He was Director General (Human Resource & Career Planning) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan since September 2018 prior to his appointment as the Ambassador of Pakistan to Romania. Earlier, Dr. Zafar Iqbal served as Director General (Americas) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad. He was Pakistan’s Deputy Head of Mission at the country’s Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine; First Secretary at the Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin, Germany; and Second Secretary at the Embassy of Pakistan, Tunis, Tunisia. Diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Romania were formally established in 1964 and since then both countries have enjoyed warm friendly relations. 29 July 2020

 

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin

Mr Joe Kaeser, CEO Siemens AG called on Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Faisal at the Embassy. During the very productive exchange, various opportunities to enhance cooperation in the field of energy specifically as well as education and infrastructure sector were discussed. 29 July 2020

 

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

Councillors’ Virtual Conference: Covid-19 and Humanitarian Crisis in Jammu & Kashmir Participants condemn India for aggravating plight of Kashmiris under siege in IoK during the Pandemic, call for UN intervention and express solidarity with the Kashmiris

A Virtual Conference of Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors was held to deliberate on Covid-19 and the ongoing year long Humanitarian Crisis in Jammu & Kashmir on 28 July 2020. The event was organised in the lead up to unilateral and illegal measures taken by India in occupied Kashmir a year ago on 5 August 2019. The purpose was to apprise the international community of the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the lives of the besieged Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). The Conference was attended by as many as 60 Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Councillors and community leaders from across the length and breadth of the UK. They condemned the inhuman treatment and atrocious attitude towards the Kashmiri people living under Indian military siege during the worst pandemic. The focus of discussion was on ending the human rights violations and bringing the perpetrators of crimes against humanity to justice. In his remarks on the occasion, the High Commissioner termed the situation in IoK catastrophic. He said the Kashmiri people were already suffering from the year-long Indian military siege but denial of access to medical facilities has compounded their sufferings and devastated the lives of many families. He hoped that expression of concern at such an important gathering would send a reminder to the world and defenders of human rights to address the plight of the voiceless and defenceless Kashmiris who are enduring unspeakable sufferings at the hands of Indian occupation forces. Mr Zakaria said during the unprecedented and difficult times of pandemic, the Kashmiris look up to the world to end their decades-long sufferings which have been aggravated since 5 August 2019 and the pandemic. Mr Zakaria referred to available documentary evidence published by the UN and other international human rights organisations pertaining to the crimes against humanity committed by Indian occupation forces. In this regard, he mentioned the Reports by the UN Rapporteurs on Extra-Judicial & Custodial Executions, Arbitrary Detentions, Torture, and other inhuman treatment; UNOHCHR Reports of 2018 &2019; Int’l People’s Tribunal Report; Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Report on discovery of mass graves entitled: Buried Evidence; Amnesty International Report on mass blinding: Losing Sight in Kashmir; and a number of other documented accounts. He said evidence on Mass Graves, Mass Blinding, Mass Rapes, numerous Massacres since 1989, Genocide of 1947, Custodial & Extra-Judicial Killings and Torture is enough for the international community to take action against the perpetrators. The participants related their experiences of living under recent lockdown in the UK due to pandemic with those of Kashmiri people living under Indian military siege during the pandemic. The Kashmiri diaspora in the UK have strong ties with IoK as their extended families and close relatives are living there. They expressed deep anguish at the inhuman treatment being meted out to the Kashmiris in IoK. They said access to medical facilities is a basic human right of the Kashmiris and denial of this right merits immediate international intervention. The speakers said India blatantly violated all the conventions and international laws on human rights with impunity and defied UN Charter and UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir. After enforcing illegal J&K Reorganisation Order 2020 followed by ‘new domicile’ issuance procedures, it has expedited the demographic change in contravention of UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir to convert Kashmiris into a minority from majority in their own land, they expressed. The participants said that Kashmiri population in IOK has been on steady decline since 1947. They noted with concern that India has been systematically changing the demography through initially the genocide in Jammu in 1947, perpetual genocide over time, forced expulsion of indigenous Kashmiris and illegal settlements of non-Kashmiris. Besides the human rights aspect of the Kashmir dispute, the speakers also deliberated on the dangers Indian belligerence at LoC has posed to the regional security and the economic toll it is taking on the lives of 1.4 billion people in the region, many of whom are living in abject poverty. They appreciated Pakistan’s full moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination. While appreciating the British Parliamentarians for their support and solidarity with the Kashmiris, the speakers urged the UK Parliament to raise a collective voice for the helpless Kashmiris. They also called upon the UK Government to play its due role in ending the human rights abuses in Kashmir. The participants resolved to continue their unflinching support to the Kashmirs until they get their right to self-determination as promised to them by the UN in its Security Council resolutions on Kashmir. 29 July 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran

Press Release Successful Repatriation of Pakistani Prisoners from Iran Pursuant to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Iran in April 2019 during which he requested President Hassan Rouhani of Islamic Republic of Iran to grant amnesty to the Pakistani prisoners on humanitarian grounds, fourteen (14) Pakistan Prisoners have been transferred to Pakistan today. The transfer of prisoner took place under the agreement of Transfer of Sentenced Persons that was signed in 2014. The transfer took place at the Mirjaveh – Taftan border where the Pakistani authorities received the prisoners. From Iran, Advisor to Deputy Minister for Justice and Human Rights, Syed Kamal Abdullah, supervised the arrangements for transfer. It was the first transfer after the agreement has been ratified by both the countries in 2018.

In picture: Advisor to Deputy Minister for Justice and Human Rights, Syed Kamal Abdullah handing over details of repatriated prisoners to Second Secretary, Mr. Sami ur Rehman Khan Jammi from Embassy of Pakistan Tehran, at Mirjaveh-Taftan border.
28 July 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

VIDEO: “Pakistan-US IT Cooperation: Unlocking the Potential” – Hosted by the Consulate General of Pakistan, New York, on July 27, 2020.

 

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch met with CEO of leading Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, Mr. Bang Sang-hoon. It was an opportunity to discuss a range of topics with the Editorial Board of the newspaper. Chosun Ilbo is the biggest and the oldest newspaper in Korea.
25 July 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Rome

PRESS RELEASE Pakistan registers growth in Italian market despite the CoVID19 and lockdown Rome, Italy, 23 July 2020: “Despite the CoVID19 propelled lockdown and supply chain disruptions ,Pakistan has fared quite well by registering visible growth in Italian market in FY 2019-20,” said the Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy H.E. Jauhar Saleem while addressing to Pakistani and Italian media. Italy is the 8th largest economy of the world with $ 2 trillion GDP. It is the 3rd largest economy in the EU after Germany and France. It is Pakistan`s 9th top export destination and it hosts largest Pakistani diaspora in the EU.

Italy is facing hard times due to the economic effects of the pandemic. IMF projected 9-11% contraction in Italian economy whereas Italian Central Bank projected 9-13% decline in Italian GDP, this year. The Ambassador sated that last year Pakistan had trade deficit of $164 million with Italy. This year (FY2019-20) despite CoVID19 and lockdown Pakistan has got a trade surplus of $210 million . So balance of trade is in Pakistan`s favour now. In FY 2019-20, Pakistan`s exports to Italy are $731 million and imports are $521 million. Pakistan`s major exports to Italy are textile, leather, rice, ethanol etc. Pakistan is market leader in rice and it holds 38% share in Italian rice market. Pakistan exported rice worth $62 million.[ Thailand holds 12% share with $19 million export. India at number three holds 10% with 17 million ]. The Ambassador shared the strategy to promote Pakistani products in Italian market. While talking about Italian investment in Pakistan in June 2020, the Ambassador mentioned that it increased 45% against the corresponding period. In value terms, it was $51.9 million last year and it has been increased to $56.4 million in FY 2019-20. Italian FDI came mainly in energy ,pharma, chemicals and IT etc. Major investment came in energy sector. Italy has plans to invest in renewable energy sector of Pakistan. The Embassy of Pakistan, Rome is facilitating these new investment projects. The Ambassador informed that Italy has become the largest contributor from the EU in home remittances to Pakistan. IN FY 2019-20, it registered 29% growth which is far higher than our national growth in remittances. Pakistani workers contributed $142.9 million in home remittances in FY 2019-20.($111 million in 2018-19). The Ambassador stated that the Embassy took a number of initiatives so that the Pakistani labour force stays in Italy even during the lockdown instead of returning back to Pakistan. This strategy has delivered and with the improving market conditions, Pakistanis are back to work and workers remittances have registered 77% growth in June 2020. While answering to a question, the Ambassador informed that Italian government has decided to temporarily regularize undocumented migrants working in the agricultural sector or as domestic helpers, to fill key jobs and allow workers health coverage. Pakistani undocumented workers are among the main beneficiaries of this scheme. The Embassy is facilitating Pakistanis in completion of their required documentation so they can benefit from this scheme. He added that the Embassy has stayed functional even during the lockdown days. The Ambassador stated that Pakistan is enhancing areas of cooperation between with Italy. Currently Italy is providing technical assistance in textiles, leather and marble sectors. Pakistan is working to expanding it to dairy and livestock, olives and olive products, plastics, processed food and construction sector. The Pak-Italy Joint Economic Commission that is the forum for bilateral economic engagement is expected to meet in Rome in last quarter of this year.

24 July 2020

https://www.facebook.com/110550157220822/videos/2435910846706427/

 

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations

Opening statement by Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations at the 2021 Organizational session: first informal meeting election of the Bureau of ECOSOC on assuming Presidency of UN ECOSOC outlining priorities for next year. (July 23, 2020)

https://www.facebook.com/633711103311616/videos/3156364514449208/   Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur

پی آئی اے کی پرواز سے آج 34 قیدی کوالا لمپور سے اسلام آباد روانہ۔ فرسٹ سیکریٹری نے قیدیوں کو ائرپورٹ پرُ الوداع کیا۔ ان قیدیوں میں صباح سے 10 قیدی بھی شامل ہیں جن کیلئے ہائی کمیشن نے خصوصی کوشش کی تاکہُ وہ اس فلائٹ سے جاُسکے۔ قیدی عید اپنے پیاروں کے ساتھ منانے کی سوچ پر بے حد خوش تھے اور ہائی کمیشن کا خصوصی شکریہ ادا کیا۔

23 July 2020

 

High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra

Webinar on enhancing cooperation with Australia in the field of Pharmacy The High Commission for Pakistan organized a Webinar on the scope and opportunities for enhancing cooperation with Australia in the field of Pharmacy. The Webinar was chaired by High Commissioner Babar Amin while two lead Community Pharmacists Mr. Waqas Ashraf and Mr. Irfan Hashmi gave key-note presentations.

Speaking on the occasion High Commissioner Babar Amin stated that this Webinar was a part of the initiative to enhance collaboration with Australia in the areas of Health and Education. The High Commission was working to bring together the Health authorities, Pharmacy Councils, Regulatory authorities, Universities, Academia and Research Institutions of the two countries for a mutually beneficial cooperation. The Community Pharmacist in their presentations elaborated the Australian Pharmacy practice, education system and regulatory framework. The participants included Dr. Sabeen Afzal, representing the Directorate General of Health, Islamabad and Pakistan Pharmacy Council, Mr. Kashif Noor on behalf of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, and the Representatives of Provincial Pharmacy Councils. The Webinar was also attended by a number of Faculty members and students of Pharmacy Departments of Pakistani Universities, who asked a number of questions, which, were replied by the participants during the Webinar. The participants, while appreciating the Webinar, assured the support of their respective institutions to the initiative. A follow-up plan was also agreed upon at the conclusion of the session. Canberra 23 July 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

High Commissioner meets with Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust delegation; future collaboration discussed High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria met with a delegation of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust led by its Chief Executive Mr Neil Carr at the High Commission on 22 July 2020. Mr Carr was accompanied by Dr. Abid Khan, Medical Director and Dr. Muhammad Gul, Associate Medical Director.

The two sides discussed the situation arising from pandemic COVID-19 and future collaboration between health sectors of the two countries. The High Commissioner welcomed the ongoing cooperation of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with Pakistan’s health sector, particularly its continued collaboration with the Medical Corps of armed forces of Pakistan. He said ongoing pandemic is a global challenge, and needs global cooperation. Mr Zakaria paid tribute to the brave heart NHS Doctors and health workers for their heroic role in fighting the pandemic and saving lives. He also commended the British Pakistani medical professionals for their excellent work and sacrifices rendered during the pandemic. Mr Zakaria briefed the delegation on the situation in Pakistan in the wake of pandemic crisis. He highlighted that early measures to check the spread of virus, initially imported, turned out to be effective in containing infections and fatalities in the country. The High Commissioner said with ever increasing global demand for PPE, Pakistan has been able to develop some more niche products in this category for export to the outside world, particularly to the UK. Pakistan’s well developed textile sector came handy in this regard. Owing to this, the country is now producing masks including N95 masks, gloves, goggles, face shields (visors), gowns, shoe covers, hand sanitizers, contactless thermometers and hospital bed sheets of international quality for export. Some samples of these Pakistani products have been shared with important institutions and potential buyers in the UK, he added. He shared that Pakistan Engineering Council and Ministry of Science & Technology have developed good quality ventilators meeting international export standards. On this occasion, the High Commissioner presented CE certified Pakistan manufactured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ‘Face Shields’ to the Chief Executive as a goodwill gesture. Mr Neil Carr thanked the High Commissioner for his thoughtfulness and efforts to promote bilateral cooperation. He assured of working towards further consolidation of the relationship between the Trust and Pakistan’s health sector. Mr Carr hoped for more knowledge and expertise sharing at the institutional level in future for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Mr Julian Hamilton Barns, Chairman Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC) also spoke on the occasion and said there was great scope of increasing PPE category exports of Pakistan to the world, particularly to the UK. The guests were served with Pakistani mangoes which they thoroughly enjoyed. 23 July 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

International E-Conference “Promoting Applied Sciences in Pakistan” High Commissioner says Pakistan’s talented youth to shape the future; urges country’s scientists abroad to exploit the opportunities

High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria has said 64 percent of Pakistan’s population is less than 30 years of age which provides incredible human resource to shape the future of Pakistan in various fields including applied sciences and research. He has also invited the Pakistani scientists abroad to avail the opportunities in the country and nurture the precious young human resource for its progress and prosperity. He was delivering his concluding remarks at a two-day E-Conference entitled “Promoting Applied Sciences in Pakistan (PASP-20)” on 21 July 2020. The e-conference was jointly organised by NUST-Pakistan, University of Cambridge-UK and United Arab Emirates University. The High Commission for Pakistan, London sponsored the event. The High Commissioner highlighted Pakistan’s rich history and resources as well as its contributions to the world of science. He shared with the participants that Pakistan is a signatory to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) since 1991. Pakistan’s scientific progress and achievements were recognised and it became an associate member of CERN in 2015, he added. The High Commissioner said in order to promote the applied sciences in Pakistan, the first major step would be to gather Pakistani and foreign friend experts at one platform to identify areas of Pakistan’s strength and the country’s potential in those areas. He called upon Pakistan’s science & technology universities to take the lead and give practical shape to the ideas and concepts discussed at the e-conference. He recognised the importance of the role for the Government with policy emphasis, private sector and research institutions & foundations. Mr Zakaria identified pharmaceutical, healthcare, recently emerged PPE sector, surgical equipment, semiconductors, metallurgy, IT, technology driven e-commerce, agriculture industry, gemmology sector, sports as the areas full of potential for research and growth. The e-conference was themed at promoting applications of Science in various cutting edge research areas including Quantum Technology, Energy Harvesting, Space Technology, Superconductivity and Magnetism, Electronics, etc. The concept of the event was to give students and young researchers an exposure of recent developments in Science and Scientific Methods and Technologies. The e-conference featured well-renowned scientists from various disciplines of Science around the globe who brought together a well-balanced mixture of scientific talks alongside their expertise and experiences. Special Guests included Ch. Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister and Mushtaq Khan, Chairperson Senate Standing Committee. Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari (Univ of Cambridge,UK) delivered key-note address. The speakers included Prof. Yoshiteru Maeno (Kyoto Univ, Japan), Prof. Deji Akinwande (Univ of Taxes, USA), Prof. Michael Steiger (Univ of Hamburg, Germany), Prof. Ahmed Abdala (Texas A & M Univ, Qatar), Dr Shingo Yonezawa (Kyoto Univ, Japan), Prof. M. Sabeih Anwar(LUMS, Pakistan), Dr Carlo Saverio Iorio (Univ of Brussels, Belgium), Prof. Jason Robinson (Univ of Cambridge, UK), Dr Lucia Gemma Delagu (Univ of Padua, Italy), Dr Giorgia Longobardi (Cambridge GAN Devices Ltd, UK), Dr Saleem Ayaz (Czech Republic), Dr Ali Hussain (Germany), Dr Irtiza Hussain (Austria), Dr M. Rizwan Niazi (Canada), Dr Nasir Mahmood (Australia), Dr Tariq Masood (UK), Dr Yanping Ma (China), Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad (Cambridge University,UK) and Ms S. Afsheen Zahra (Pakistan). The High Commissioner thanked Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari , Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad, Dr Shahbaz and Dr Zafar Iqbal and the organising universities for putting together such a useful event. 23 July 2020

  Consulate General of Pakistan Barcelona, Spain

پاکستان کے لیے قطر ائیر لائنز کی چارٹر فلائیٹ 26جولائی کو جا رہی ہے۔

22 July 2020

https://www.facebook.com/pakconsulatebcn/videos/642960259639569/

 

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

Embassy of Pakistan held a video conference with Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) to discuss measures to improve trade between Pakistan and the Republic of Korea.

The two sides discussed the upcoming VirtualTrade Expo and measures in making the Expo a success. Commercial Counselor Imran Razzak gave a presentation on commercial and investment opportunities with South Korea and answered questions of the participants. Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch appreciated the efforts of the Chamber in promoting Pakistan’s exports and encouraged it to explore the Korean market. She assured them of continued support of the Embassy of Pakistan Seoul including in support for the Virtual Trade Expo. 21 July 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin

Mr Carsten Hasbach, Senior Director Government Affairs, Siemens Energy called on Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Faisal on 21 July 2020. He was accompanied by Mr Axel Brugger, Head of Berlin Office Government Affairs, Siemens AG. They briefed the Ambassador about the developments in the field of Energy sector. They also discussed the new technologies being introduced in the field of Renewable Energy.

The Ambassador appreciated the work of Siemens. He also called for greater collaboration between Pakistan and Germany in the Energy Sector.
21 July 2020

 

 

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch held a video meeting with Korean Ambassador in Islamabad, Ambassador Kwak Sung-Kyu to consult on a range of bilateral issues of mutual interest. They also discussed the COVID-19 situation and issues pertaining to visas and travel. The two ambassadors were assisted by their respective teams.
20 July 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Baku

Evacuation of Stranded Pakistanis in Azerbaijan through 3rd Special PIA flight scheduled on 20 July 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin

The Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin organized the 89th Youm-e-Shuhada-e Jammu and Kashmir.The event was was attended by German intelligentsia, academics, media personalities and member of Pakistani and Kashmiri community. 17 July 2020

 

Permanent Mission Of Pakistan To United Nations, Geneva

Addressing the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, stressed that Occupied Jammu&Kashmir represented a classic case where India, the world’s self-professed largest democracy, had defiantly violated long-standing principles of international law, norms and responsible state behavior, and where internet restrictions were being imposed to hide its human rights atrocities. https://www.facebook.com/PakistanUNmissionGeneva/videos/917184362025523/

Pakistan High Commission Colombo

High Commissioner of Pakistan meets the President of Sri Lanka Football Federation High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak met with Mr. Anura De Silva, President of Sri Lanka Football Federation, at Independence Avenue Colombo, on 15th July 2020.

The High Commissioner, on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, gifted made in Pakistan football & sports kits to the President of Sri Lanka Football Federation. The President appreciated and thanked the Government and people of Pakistan for this kind gesture. During the meeting, the High Commissioner emphasized that Pakistan and Sri Lanka share strong bonds of friendship, love for sports is what joins the hearts of Sri Lankans & Pakistanis. He further said that Sri Lanka, like Pakistan, is a sports-loving country and the Sri Lankan school system is quite active in keeping the youth’s passion towards sports alive. He also emphasized on the need of enhancing sporting interactions between the two countries especially football to strengthen the already strong relations.
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Colombo
15th July, 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

International Parliamentary Conference on “Kashmir Martyrs’ Day” Speakers express solidarity with the Kashmiris, demand end to human rights abuses, concrete measures, call India to account

High Commissioner Zakaria emphasizes on delivery of justice to Kashmiri victims and punitive measures against perpetrators High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria presided over an International Conference to mark the 89th “Kashmir Martyrs’ Day” on 13 July 2020. Kashmir Martyrs’ Day is commemorated on 13 July every year to pay tribute to the 22 Kashmiris who were martyred by Dogra forces in 1931 as they tried to complete the call for the Prayers, called Azaan, outside the Srinagar Central Jail. The virtual Conference was organised by Raja Najabat Hussain, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International (JKSDMI). Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider Khan was the key-note speaker. British Parliamentarians, former British MEPs, Pakistani Parliamentarians, Kashmiri Parliamentarians, Councillors, representatives of civil society, Kashmiri activist women and youth attended the Conference. In his opening remarks, the High Commissioner paid homage to the Kashmiri Martyrs of 1931 and reminded the participants that the inhuman treatment of the Kashmiri people continues unabatedly till today—all in the knowledge of the civilised world and defenders of human rights. He said India blatantly violates all the conventions and international laws on human rights with impunity, defies UN Charter and UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir. He emphasised that international community needed to take practical measures to deliver justice to the helpless Kashmiris and call the perpetrators to account. Zakaria mentioned that India has been systematically changing the demography through perpetual genocide. After enforcing illegal J&K Reorganisation Order 2020 followed by domicile issuance procedures it has sped up the demographic change in contravention of UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir to convert Kashmiris into a minority from majority in their own land. Recalling remembrance of genocide of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, observed on 11 July, the High Commissioner said that 14 years down the line, 2700 mass graves were discovered in Kashmir, with 3000 bodies of indigenous Kashmiris, killed by Indian occupation forces in fake encounters. In this regard he referred to International People’s Tribunal report entitled: Buried Evidence. Mass Blinding, Mass Rapes, numerous Massacres since 1989, Genocide of 1947, Custodial & Extra-Judicial Killings and Torture have all been comprehensively documented by the international bodies such as the UN, Amnesty International, etc. These documentary evidences were enough for the international community to take action against the perpetrators. In his keynote address, Prime Minister AJ&K, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, gave background of the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day. He called upon the Western democracies to play their role in stopping the gross human rights violations of the Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces. He said Britain is a second home to Kashmiris as about one million people of Kashmiri origin live in the UK and by virtue of that relation the UK Government should play a lead role in resolving the dispute. The Prime Minister also urged that commercial interests should not be pursued at the cost of human rights by Western countries. The speakers raised serious concerns over ongoing humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and expressed complete solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination. A large number of women speakers particularly highlighted how Indian occupation forces were using ape as a weapon of war to deter the local population from pursuing their just struggle for self-determination. Mass rape of Kunan Poshpora and other systematic rapes of the Kashmiri women committed by Indian occupation forces were condemned throughout the Conference and justice was demanded for the victims. The speakers dispelled the notion that Kashmir issue could be resolved bilaterally. They said international community should play its role to end human sufferings in IOK by resolving the dispute according to the UNSC resolutions. Urging the delivery of justice to the Kashmiris and accountability of the perpetrators, the speakers expressed serious concerns over communication and media blackout in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The participants called upon the international community to stop the sale of weapons to India as it mercilessly blinded Kashmiri youth with pellet guns—a crime against humanity. The speakers suggested that during the upcoming EU-India summit on 15 July 2020, EU should strongly take up the issue of human rights abuses by the Indian forces in IOK. They also called for linking human rights violations in IOK to trade and economic relations with India. The speakers particularly condemned the newly promulgated Domicile Law in IOK and warned about the consequences of any forced demographic change in the occupied territory. They said it is illegal for the Indian Government to grant Kashmiri domicile to any non-Kashmiri individual. Speakers saw UK’s new sanctions regime relevant in the context of India’s grave human rights violations. In addition to the Prime Minister of AJ&K, Debbie Abrahams MP- Chairperson APPG on Kashmir, Barrister MP Imran Hussain-Senior Vice Chair APPG on Kashmir, Lord Qurban Hussain Secretary Kashmir Group, Andrew Gwynne MP Chairman Labour Friends of Kashmir, Alex Sobel MP, Alison Thewliss MP, Nadia Whitome MP, Shadow Secretary Thangam Debbonaire MP, Sarah Owen MP, Christian Wakeford MP, Tracy Brabin MP, Sara Britcliffe MP, former Members of European Parliament Anthea Mc Intyre & Julie Ward, Mushaal Hussein Mullick wife of Hurriyat Leader Yasin Malik who is incarcerating in notorious Tihar Jail, Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Senator Seemi Ezdi Secretary General of PTI women’s Wing, Shaista Pervez MNA, Shaza Fatima Khawaja MNA, Noreen Farooq Ibrahim MNA, Asia Khattak MPA, Shamim Aftab MPA, Hinna Parvez Butt MPA, Sehrish Qamer MLA Chairperson JKSDMI Azad Kashmir, Cllr Yasmine Dar Member National Executive Committee of Labour Party, Cllr Uzma Rasool London, Cllr Sumara Khurshid Luton, Cllr Naweeda Khan, Cllr Qaisar Abass, Sumaira Farrukh Chairperson BTM Global, Shaista Safi Youth Leader for Kashmir International, Riffat Wani Human Rights Activist from Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Rahat Farooq Advocate Joint Secretary Supreme Court Bar Association of Azad Kashmir, Umbreen Turk Information Secretary PTI Azad Kashmir, Ms Mehr Ul Nisa Former Deputy Speaker of Azad Kashmir Assembly, Ms Naila Altaf Kiayni Muslim Conference, Nabeela Arshad Advocate Chairperson Jammu Kashmir Democratic Party, Kashmiri activists Asia Hussain, Arif Khan, Ali Raza Syed, Raja Sikander Khan, Mahmood Riaz, Naeem Naqashbandi, and Ubaid Ur Rehman Qureshi President Pakistan Youth Parliament participated in the Conference. President AJ&K, Sardar Masood Khan and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Afridi sent their messages for the Conference. The Conference lasted for three hours in which more than three dozen speakers expressed their views on humanitarian crisis in Kashmir. 14 July 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

قونصلیٹ جنرل آف پاکستان، جدہ کشمیر کمیٹی جدہ 13 جولائی کو یوم الشہداء کشمیر کے طور پر مناتی ہے پریس ریلیز 14جولائی 2020

کشمیر کمیٹی جدہ کے زیر اہتمام یوم شھداء کشمیر عقیدت سے منایا گیا۔ اس سلسلے میں مقامی ہوٹل میں ایک اجلاس منعقد کیا گیا۔ اس موقع پر قونصل جنرل خالد مجید اور اسلامی تعاون تنظیم میں پاکستان کے مستقل نمائندے رضوان سعید شیخ مہمان خصوصی تھے۔ کشمیر کمیٹی کے تمام ممبران اورکمیونٹی کے نمائندے بھی موجود تھے۔ قونصل جنرل خالد مجید نے کہا کہ کشمیر کمیٹی جدہ ایک سرگرم اور فعال کمیٹی ہے اور انہوں نے مسئلہ کشمیر کے لئے آواز اٹھانے میں فعال کردار ادا کیا ہے۔ آج کی تقریب کا مقصد نوجوان نسل کو 13 جولائی کو 22 کشمیری نوجوانوں شہادت اور انکی کی جدوجہد سے آگاہ کرنا ھے، جو کشمیر کی تاریخ میں امر ہوگئے ہیں۔ ھماری ذمہ داری ھے کہ اس شمع حریت کو بجھنے نہ دیں۔ انہوں نے کشمیر کے موجودہ حالات پر تبصرہ کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ بھارتی یونین سے کشمیر کا الحاق اقوام متحدہ کی سیکورٹی کونسل کی قراردادوں اور بین الاقوامی قوانین کی سراسر خلاف ورزی ہے۔ قونصل جنرل نے مظلوم کشمیریوں کے حق خود ارادیت کے حق کی جائز جدوجہد میں حکومت پاکستان کی مسلسل سیاسی ، سفارتی اور اخلاقی مدد کا اعادہ کیا ، جس کا وعدہ ان سے اقوام متحدہ کی متعدد قراردادوں کے ذریعے عالمی برادری نے کیا ہے۔ انھوں نے بتایا کہ اگست میں کشمیر کے لاک ڈاون کو ایک سال پورا ھو جائے گا۔ اس موقع پر جناب رضوان سعید شیخ نے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ اگرچہ کشمیریوں کو طویل عرصے سے ہندوستانی حکومت کے ہاتھوں ظلم کا سامنا کرنا پڑ رہا ہے ، لیکن مودی سرکار نے مقبوضہ جموں و کشمیر کی خصوصی حیثیت ختم کرکے اس صورتحال کو مزید بڑھاوا دیا ہے۔ انہوں نے ہندوستان سے مطالبہ کیا کہ وہ کشمیر میں ناجائز ، منظم اور ریاستی سرپرستی میں انسانی حقوق کی پامالیوں کو فوری طور پر بند کرے اور بین الاقوامی انسانی حقوق اور انسانی حقوق کی تنظیموں کو مقبوضہ ریاست میں بلا روک ٹوک رسائی کی اجازت دے۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ آج کے دن ہم مطالبہ کرتے ہیں کہ تمام گرفتار شدہ افراد کو رہا کیا جائے اور لاک ڈاون کو فی الفور ختم کیا جائے۔ چیئرمین کشمیر کمیٹی مسعود پوری نے اس دن کی تاریخی اہمیت بتاتے ہوئے بتایا کہ 13 جولائی 1931 کو سری نگر میں ، کشمیر کی ڈوگرہ حکومت نے 22 کشمیریوں کا قتل عام کیا تھا ، جو اپنے منصفانہ مقصد کے لئے آواز بلند کررہے تھے۔ انہوں نے بتایا کہ اس واقعے سے جدید دور کی کشمیر آزادی کی جدوجہد کا آغاز ہوا، جو ابھی تک ، سیاسی جدوجہد سمیت مختلف مراحل سے گزر رہا ہے۔ اس موقع پر کشمیر کمیٹی کے دیگر ممبران نے بھی خطاب کیا اور بتایا کہ ڈوگرہ راج میں مسلمانوں پر مذہبی پابندیاں لگائی گئیں۔ انھوں نے آزادی کشمیر کے شہیدوں کو خراج عقیدت پیش کیا۔

13 July 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh

یوم شہداء کشمیر : 13 جولائی 1931 یوم شہداء کشمیر سانحے کے شہیدوں کی قربانی کو خراجِ تحسین پیش کرنے کے حوالے سے سفارتخانہ پاکستان نے آن لائن تقریب کا اہتمام کیا جس میں سفیر پاکستان راجہ علی اعجاز اور مختلف مکتبئہ فکر کے نمائندوں سمیت صحافیوں نے شرکت کی۔

سفیر پاکستان کا زوم کانفرنس سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کہنا تھا کہ 13 جولائ 1931 بڑی اہمیت کا حامل اور تاریخی دن ہے۔ اس دن سنٹرل جیل سرینگر میں ایک مقدمے کی سماعت کے دوران جب نماز کا وقفہ ہوا تو آذان دینے والے نوجوان عبدالقدیر خان کو بے دردی سے شہید کیا گیا اور ایک کے بعد ایک کرکے 22 فرزند اسلام کو شہید کردیا گیا اور یہی دن تھا جب کشمیر میں آزادی کی تحریک نے جنم لیا۔ میں 13 جولائ 1931 سے لیکر آج تک تمام شہداء کو خراج تحیسن پیش کرتا ہوں ۔ پاکستانی حکومت وزیراعظم پاکستان اور وزیرخارجہ نے ہر فورم پر کشمیر کے ایشو کو سب سے پہلے سامنے رکھا اور آج عالمی سطح کشمیر کا مسئلہ بھرپور طریقے سے اجاگر ہوچکا ہے۔ وہ دن دور نہیں جب کشمیریوں کی آزادی کا سورج طلوع ہوگا اور قوم یہ خواب پورا ہوتا دیکھے گی۔ زوم کانفرنس سے مختلف مکتبئہ فکر کے نمائندوں نے بھی اظہار خیال کیا اور کشمیریوں کے ساتھ خون کے آخری قطرے تک اور کشمیر کی آزادی تک ساتھ دینے کا عہد کیا اور اقوام متحدہ سے یہ درخواست کی کہ انسانی تاریخ کی بدترین ہندوستانی دہشت گردی اور ظلم کے خلاف ایکشن لیا جائے اور کشمیریوں کو اقوام متحدہ کی قرار دادوں کے مطابق حل کیا جائے۔

13 July 2020

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Embassy of Pakistan, Damascus

In connection with the 89th anniversary of Jammu & Kashmir Martyrs Day (Yom-e-Shuhada), the Embassy of Pakistan Damascus held a session to pay tribute to the martyrs of Kashmir. A number of Pakistanis in Damascus attended the session. Speaking on the occasion the Charge d’ Affairs of Pakistan to Syria Mr. Muhammad Arslan Zafar highlighted grave human right violations in Indian occupied Kashmir and paid tribute to the brave Kashmiris who have sacrificed their lives in freedom struggle during last seven decades. Mr. Muti ur Rehman Bajwa, Counsellor and notable Pakistanis also addressed the gathering.

13 July 2020

 

Permanent Mission Of Pakistan To United Nations, Geneva 

At the UN Human Rights Council’s annual discussion on women’s rights today, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, highlighted the increased level of Indian violence against Kashmiri women in Occupied Jammu&Kashmir (IOJ&K), since last August, as a means to terrorize Kashmiris, fighting against illegal occupation. Systematic abductions, mass-rapes and molestation of Kashmiri women and girls in the past three decades had scarred more than 11,000 lives.

Ambassador Hashmi spotlighted that the pervasive culture of impunity, reinforced by draconian AFSPA and PSA, had enabled repugnant acts of sexual violence by Indian security forces, as documented by OHCHR two Kashmir reports, CSOs and media. He recalled the horrific mass rape of 1991 in Kunan Poshpura villages as one among many evidences of systematic use of rape by Indian forces. Ambassador Hashmi endorsed the panelists’ call for accountability of perpetrators including those in IOJ&K for these grave violations of Kashmiri women’s rights in accordance with international human rights and humanitarian laws, and the UN Security Council resolutions.

13 July 2020

Embassy of Pakistan Dushanbe

Press Release

The Embassy of Pakistan in Dushanbe, Tajikistan today organized an event to commemorate the Kashmiri Martyrs Day on the occasion of 89th Youm Shuhada -e- Kashmir. The day marked 89th anniversary of the 22 Kashmiri martyrs who were killed by the Dograforces on 13 July 1931 in Srinagar. The event started with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by message of the Prime Minister read by the Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Shahid Ali Seehar. In his speech, Ambassador Imran Haider while dilating upon the significance of this day in Kashmir’s history highlighted the great sacrifices being rendered by Kashmiri people since 1931 in their struggle to achieve right of self-determination. Ambassador Haider reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people until they achieve right to self-determination in line with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. A Pakistani community member recited some verses eulogizing the sufferings and highlighting the bravery of Kashmiri people. Banners, posters and pamphlets highlighting Indian atrocities in IoJK were also displayed on the occasion. A special documentary prepared by the Embassy showing oppression of the Dogra rule and Indian brutalities in IoJK was also released on the social media. The ceremony concluded with prayers for Shuhada-e-Kashmir. Dushanbe 13 July 2020

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Embassy of Pakistan Nur-Sultan

Press Release – 89th Kashmir Martyrs’ Day Nur-Sultan (13 July 2020) – The 89th Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir (Kashmir Martyr’s Day) was observed at the Pakistan Embassy in Nur-Sultan today. The Embassy had arranged a modest gathering, keeping in view the COVID-19 related SOPs, to commemorate the martyrdom of 22 Kashmiris who sacrificed their lives on this day 89 years ago. The Kashmir Martyrs Day is being observed in Pakistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) today to pay homage to 22 Kashmiris martyred by the troops of Dogra Maharaja on 13 July 1931, for appearing outside the Central Jail in Srinagar in support of Abdul Qadeer who was charged for propelling people to defy the Dogra Rule. The Ambassador highlighted the significance of this Day. He expressed the support of the People and Government of Pakistan for the Kashmiri people and their continued struggle for their right to self-determination. He paid tribute to the generations of Kashmiris’ who laid down their lives fighting for freedom from occupying forces. The Ambassador said that the gross human rights violations in the IOJ&K especially after India’s illegal action of 05 August 2019, remained a big challenge to the conscience of the international community and needed to be stooped. In order express solidarity with the Government and the people of Kazakhstan, a minute of silence was observed and Fateha was offered for those who lost their lives in COVID-19 pandemic. President of Kazakhstan had declared 13 July to be observed as the Day of National Mourning.

13 July 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta

In commemoration of the 89th Anniversary of Jammu & Kashmir Martyrs Day (Yom e Shuhada) today, the Embassy of Pakistan Jakarta, in collaboration with “Dyplo Corps”, a Youth Forum of the Sharif Hidayatullah State University Jakarta, held a webinar on the Topic “Foreign Policy of Pakistan & Regional Challenges”. ​Speaking on the occasion, the Charge d’ Affaires of Pakistan to Indonesia, Mr. Sajjad Haider Khan highlighted various contours and highlights of the Foreign Policy of Pakistan, and gave a detailed description of Pakistan’s History, Geography, Strategic location, and Regional Dynamics. He discussed various issues faced by the world including the rising wave of Islamophobia, US-China trade war, Covid-19 Crisis, Great powers contestation in the Indo-Pacific Region, Unrest in the Middle East, Afghan Peace Deal, and India’s hegemonic posture in the South Asian region with special reference to the recent problems created by India with its neighbors, including Pakistan, China, Bangladesh and Nepal. ​Subsequently, Mr. Khan highlighted the importance and history of Jammu & Kashmir Martyrs Day. He described in detail, the ongoing wave of intolerance and state sponsored repression against minorities (especially Muslims) in India. He specifically highlighted the plight of innocent people of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir where the Indian occupation forces have unleashed a reign of terror and brutalities since 1947. Quoting the recent illegal attempts of changing the demography of Jammu & Kashmir by the Indian Government, Mr. Khan strongly condemned and rejected these steps, and expressed the resolve of the Government of Pakistan to fight the case of Jammu & Kashmir at all forums. He spoke at length about the targeted hatred and discrimination against Muslims in India by the Modi Government such as the Babri Mosque verdict, the discriminatory Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the lynching of Muslims by the cow vigilantes. ​He also addressed various other aspects of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute including gross Human Rights Violations, Sexual abuse and violence against women and Children, Indian illegal actions of doing away with Articles 370 and 35-A of the constitution to bring demographic changes in the region, Hindutva ideology of the RSS inspired Modi Government, the implementation of the UNSC resolutions, and Pakistan’s desire to resolve all issues with India, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, through dialogue, in accordance with the UNSC resolutions. ​The Webinar was attended by a large number of youth, scholars, and intellectuals. At the end of the Webinar, Mr. Khan responded to the various queries of the participants. Jakarta.

13 July 2020

 

High Commission of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Mauritius -PORT LOUIS

Alhamdulillah, on 11 July 2020, stranded Pakistanis left Mauriitus via special repatriation flight of Emirates. H.E. Dr Syed Rizwan Ahmed, High Commissioner, Pakistan High Commission, Mauritius, saw off the stranded Pakistanis at SSR International Airport, Mauritius. With this flight, repatriation Mission from Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles hasrepatriated Stranded Pakistanis from Madagascar. 2 Stranded Pakistanis in Seychelles also reached Pakistan safely in June 2020.

11 July 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur

آج پی آئی اے کی پرواز سے 50 قیدی اسلام آباد روانہ ہو گئے۔ ان قیدیوں میں میں سٹی ون پلازہ کا30 قیدیوں پر مشتمل آخری گروپ بھی شامل تھا۔

9 July 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

پاکستان قونصلیٹ جنرل جدہ پریس ریلیز 9 جولائی 2020 قونصل جنرل جدہ خالد مجید نے آج قونصلیٹ میں پریس کے نمائندگان سے ملاقات کی اور قونصلیٹ کی پچھلے چند ماہ کی کارکردگی سے آگاہ کیا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ کورونا وبائی مرض جدہ میں پاکستان قونصلیٹ کے لئے بہت چیلنجز لایا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ ہم نے صورتحال سے اپنی بھرپور صلاحیتوں سے نپٹنے کی کوشش کی اور اللہ کے فضل سے ان مشکل حالات میں کامیابی حاصل ہوئی۔ پہلا چیلنج بین الاقوامی پروازوں کی بندش کے بعد عمرہ زائرین کی واپسی کا تھا۔ پروازوں کی بندش کے بعد 500 کے قریب عمرہ زائرین پیچھے رہ گئے تھے۔ سعودی حکومت کی مدد اور معاونت اور سعودی وزارت حج و عمرہ کے قریبی ہم آہنگی سے ، ہم ان حاجیوں کو سعودی ایئر لائن کی دو پروازوں کے ذریعے وطن واپس بھیج سکے۔ اس کے بعد ، سعودی عرب میں خصوصی پروازوں کے ذریعے پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانی کمیونٹی کی وطن واپسی کا چیلنج درپیش تھا۔ وطن واپسی کے لئے ہماری ترجیحات میں وزٹ ویزا ، خروج نہا ئی اور طبی ہنگامی صورتحال تھیں۔ ایسے لوگوں کی شناخت کے لئے ایک فارم سوشل میڈیا کے ذریعے سرکولیٹ کیا گیا۔پورے سعودی عرب میں 34000 کے قریب پاکستانیوں نے اس فارم کے ذریعے اپنے آپ کو رجسٹر کیا۔ ابتدائی طور پر پی آئی اے کے ٹکٹیں قونصل خانے کے احاطے سے فروخت کی جا رہی تھیں جس کی وجہ مقامی حکام کی جانب سے تجارتی علاقوں کو کھولنے پر پابندی تھی۔ اس مقصد کے لئے قونصیٹ میں پی آئی اے کا ایک خصوصی کاؤنٹر کام کر رہا تھا۔ بعد میں جب یہ پابندیاں ختم کردی گئیں ، تو 15 جون ، 2020 سے مجاز ایجنٹوں اور پی آئی اے کے دفتر سے ٹکٹ دستیاب تھے۔ یکم مئی سے جب سے خصوصی پروازیں شروع ہوئی ہیں ، مملکت کے مغربی علاقے سے 64 پروازیں تقریبا 14000 مسافروں کو واپس پاکستان لے گئیں۔ یہ پروازیں جدہ سے اور بعد میں مدینہ سے پرواز کرتی تھیں۔ اب جب سے سعودی عرب میں کرفیو اور پابندیوں میں نرمی آگئی ہے اور معمول کی زندگی شروع ہوگئی ہے ، وطن واپسی کا دباؤ بھی کم ہو گیا ہے۔

انہوں نے بتایا کہ کورونا کی پابندیوں کے عرصے کے دوران بہت سے پاکستانی کمیونٹی ممبران کو دفاتر کی بندش ، ملازمت سے سبکدوشی اور کسی قسم کی تجارتی سرگرمیوں کے فقدان کی وجہ سے مالی مشکلات کا سامنا کرنا پڑا۔ ان آزمائشی اوقات میں ہم نے زیادہ سے زیادہ ضرورت مند اور بے سہارا پاکستانیوں میں کھانے کی چیزیں اور راشن بیگ تقسیم کرنے کی کوشش کی۔ ہم اپنے متمول کمیونٹی ممبران اور تنظیموں کے بھی شکر گزار ہیں جو ہماری دعوت پر آگے آئے اور برادری کے افراد کی مدد کی۔ قونصل جنرل خالد مجید نے بتایا کہ پابندیوں میں نرمی اور کرفیو اٹھانے کے بعد ، قونصلیٹ نے سعودی حکومت کے اعلان کردہ تمام احتیاطی تدابیر کو مدنظر رکھتے ہوئے اپنی معمول کی قونصلر خدمات شروع کردی ہیں۔ ہم نے جولائی سے مغربی خطے کے مختلف شہروں کے قونصلر دورہ بھی شروع کرد یئے ہیں ، جس سے دوسرے شہروں میں بسنے والی پاکستانی کمیونٹی کو آسانی ہوگی۔ انھوں نے بتایا کہ کرفیو کے دوران بھی قونصلیٹ عوامی خدمت کے لئے کھلا تھا ، اور ہم نے ڈیوٹی افسران کے رابطے کے نمبر نوٹیفائی کیے جو کمیونٹی کو چوبیس گھنٹے دستیاب تھے۔ قونصل جنرل نے خادم حرمین شریفین شاہ سلمان بن عبد العزیز اور ولی عہد شہزادہ محمد بن سلمان کا کورونا سے متاثرہ تمام مریضوں کو مفت طبی امداد دینے کے اعلان کرنے کی تعریف کی۔ قونصل جنرل نے مزید کہا ، ہزاروں تارکین وطن کو ، جن میں پاکستانی بھی شامل ہیں ، بادشاہ اور ولی عہد کے اس انسانی اقدام سے فائدہ ہوا۔ انہوں نے مملکت میں پاکستانی ڈاکٹروں اور پیرا میڈیکل اسٹاف کی خدمات کو بھی سراہا جنہوں نے مملکت میں کورونا کے خلاف فرنٹ لائن فورس کے طور پر اپنا کردار ادا کیا۔ انہوں نے پاکستانی ڈاکٹروں کے لئے بھی دعا کی جنہوں نے لائن آف ڈیوٹی میں اپنی جان کی پروا کئے بغیر اپنا فرض نبھایا اور اپنی جانوں کا نذرانہ پیش۔

9 July 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

“New Domicile Law in Indian-Occupied Kashmir”, New Domicile Law in IOK contravenes International Law and UNSC Resolutions: High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria participated in a Virtual Seminar, entitled “New Domicile Law in Indian-Occupied Kashmir”, organized by Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) and the Daily Kashmir Times, today. The Seminar was attended by Andrew Gwynne MP Chairman Labour Friends of Kashmir, Shadow Minister Afzal Khan MP, Jonathan Gullis MP, Yasmeen Dar, senior member Labour Party’s National Executive Committee Raja Najabat Hussain, Chairman JKSDMI and Asia Hussain, Chair, WEST Midland JKSDMI. President Kashmiri Youth Parliament Mr Ubaid Qureshi also joined the zoom meeting from Azad Jammu & Kashmir. In his opening remarks, Raja Najabat Hussain said July is the month when many sons of Kashmir lost their lives and hence Kashmir Martyrs’ Day is observed on 13 July every year. Kashmiris world over pay tribute to the martyrs, and renew their commitment to keep raising voice in support of their right to self-determination as enshrined in the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir dispute, he added. In his remarks, the High Commissioner said such seminars are a reminder that Kashmiri people yearn for their right to self-determination. He said India promulgated Domicile Law, in clear violation of relevant international law and Geneva Convention. It also violates the United Nations Security Council resolutions, which prohibit any material change in disputed territory, he stated. Mr Zakaria informed the participants about Foreign Minister’s letter to the United Nations Secretary General alerting the international community on 1st August about India’s sinister designs. He also apprised about the contours of the illegal legislation, J&K Reorganisation Order 2020, which would engineer rapid demographic change in the disputed territory. Mr Zakaria underlined that India has been systematically changing demography of IOK over the years. The methodology prominently included genocide, mass killings and perpetual genocide as tools to change the demography. The 1947 Genocide of Jammu, scores of massacres since 1989, discovery of thousands of mass graves in 2009 and forced expulsions are clear manifestations in this regard. The High Commissioner reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance on the issue of Kashmir. He said that Pakistan’s support to the Kashmiris’ just cause remains unflinching. He briefed the participants on the efforts undertaken to apprise the world leaders and the UN Secretary General on the grave human rights situation in IOK, decades long sufferings of Kashmiris, at the hands of Indian occupation forces, which have aggravated since India took illegal measures on 5th August to change the status of IOK with 11-month old military siege and communication blockade, compounded by Covid-19 pandemic. He stressed that lack of concrete measures against the perpetrators has emboldened them to commit crimes against humanity with impunity. The speakers raised serious concerns over deteriorating human rights conditions in IOK and expressed solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination. They particularly condemned the newly promulgated Domicile Law in IOK and warned about the consequences of any forced demographic change in the occupied territory. They said it is illegal for the Indian Government to grant Kashmiri domicile to any non-Kashmiri individual. The speakers were of the view that Kashmir is an international issue and, therefore, the international community should play its role to end human suffering in IOK and resolve the dispute according to the UNSC resolutions. They expressed serious concerns over communication and media blackout in the occupied territory. The Kashmiri leaders said the images of the victims coming from Kashmir are horrifying and demanded to end the oppression immediately and unconditionally. They also called upon the UK Government to play its due role to stop the human rights abuses and bloodshed of innocent Kashmiris. 9 July 2020

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

High Commissioner visits the historic Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking, meets Management Committee and local leadership High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria visited the historic Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking on 4 July 2020 to mark the official re-opening of the Mosque after the easing of Covid-19 lockdown. Member House of Commons Mr. Jonathan Lord, Councillor Melanie Whitehand, Councillor Rashid Muhammad and Councillor Saj Hussain were also present on the occasion. On arrival the High Commissioner was greeted by Imam M Saeed Hashmi, members of the Mosque management committee and notables of the area. The Mosque was built in 1889 by Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner and was the first Mosque to be built in the UK and Northern Europe. The High Commissioner for Pakistan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mosque. The High Commissioner along with members of the management committee offered Zuhr prayers while observing the social distancing guidelines. Imam M Saeed Hashmi briefed on the services provided by the Mosque to the local community. He particularly mentioned the food bank run by the mosque during the COVID-19 lockdown which was visited by HRH Prince Edward and his wife. Imam Saeed mentioned that the Mosque has historical relevance to the Pakistan Movement. The High Commissioner in his remarks commended the administration of the Mosque for its services to the community and active contributions to the fields of education, health, communal harmony and other social domains. He acknowledged that the services provided by the Mosque have created tremendous admiration and respect for the Pakistani community in the area. He assured the Pakistan High Commission is committed to supporting the Mosque in its diverse endeavours and work for the welfare of Pakistani community. Later the High Commissioner and MP Jonathan, along with other notables, visited the historic part of the Mosque and praised its exquisite architecture. Mr Zakaria also presented famous Pakistani mangoes to MP Jonathan Lord. 5 July 2020

    Pakistan High Commission, London UK “EXPLORING EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UK” High Commissioner apprises key stakeholders of business and investment opportunities between Pakistan and the UK High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria participated in a Virtual Conference on ‘Exploring Business Opportunities with the United Kingdom’ on 03 July 2020 and apprised the stakeholders of trade and investment opportunities between Pakistan and the UK. The Virtual Conference was organized by the Pakistan-Britain Business Council (PBBC) in collaboration with Pakistani businesses. The purpose was to bring together key stakeholders on one platform so that business opportunities and challenges emanating in the wake of Covoid-19 could be discussed, and steps needed for enhancing Pakistan’s export to the UK could be explored. Besides the High Commissioner, the Conference Panelists included Mr. Julian Hamilton Barns, Chairman, PBBC and Honorary Consul of Pakistan in the UK, Mr. Shafiq A. Shahzad, Trade and Investment Minister, Pakistan High Commission London, Mr. Rashid Iqbal, CEO PBBC and Mr Talib Karim from IoBM. Mr. Imran Khalil, former Chairman PUKBC, and Ms. Fariha Shah, Former Marketing Manager at PepsiCo moderated the Conference. Leading Pakistani businesses participated in the Conference Pakistan including Selimpex (Exporters to H&M and other UK retailers), Pakistan’s leading textile designers Sana Safinaz, Policy Makers and Tech Venture Capitalists. Pakistan High Commissioner, highlighted the current economic situation of the UK especially in the context of Covoid-19, and apprised the participants about emerging trade opportunities with the UK. He outlined key sectors with export potential in this market and underlined the need for focussing on these sectors. Mr Zakaria stated that certification and standards compliance was the key in making long term business contracts, pointing out that Pakistani exporters need to concentrate on building trust, securing regulatory approvals and standards and developing a marketing strategy for their products. While highlighting export potential of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the High Commissioner emphasised on availing of this opportunity through investing in R&D and securing necessary approvals for marketing of such products on long term and sustainable basis. He assured participants that the Pakistan High Commission in London and its regional Consulates would offer all possible assistance required for certification and compliances and also introduce Pakistan Businesses to their counterparts in the UK. Mr. Mohsin Gheewala, a leading Pakistani exporter gave an overview of the UK businesses and highlighted key issues hampering Pakistan business prospects in the UK market. Mr. Roger Bayat, suggested that there was a need to exploit digital global economy and Pakistan IT potential. It was also proposed that UK-British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) in London may be utilised to introduce Pakistan’s Tech Sector in this market. Mr Julian Hamilton Barns endorsed the High Commissioner’s comments explaining that Pakistani Businesses must aggressively market their products across the UK building awareness of Pakistan as a major export centre and saying that exporters needed to invest in building Pakistan’s export capacity by “pounding the streets” and getting the message across. Mr Tariq Ikram former CEO, TDAP, while sharing his views, recommended that priority products may be identified; depending upon specific needs of the UK, and should be focussed on for market penetration. He also commented on businesses facing visa issues due to closure of the UK High Commission in Pakistan during pandemic. Mr Talib Karim (IoBM) further highlighted education as a sector where businesses from both ends can come together, through virtual collaboration as well as exchange of talent. The Conference made it clear for the requirement for focus and investment and the need for an appropriate platform to allow exporters to showcase their goods and to connect with potential UK importers. It also recognised the need for Pakistan Businesses to engage with all stakeholders across the export spectrum including government and trade bodies. An updated knowledge of the UK/EU import requirements, standards and certifications was a key deliverable that needed to be taken into account by exporters. In the end, the High Commissioner expressed his note of thanks to all the participants, organisers and hoped that dialogue would continue.

4 July 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Rome

3 June 2020

Pakistan Consulate Hong Kong

Students of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University were invited in the Consulate of Pakistan by Mr. Bilal Ahmad Butt, Consul General of Pakistan, Hong Kong. Consul General listened to the problems being faced by them in Hong Kong and assured of his full support in resolving their issues. He urged the students to play a more dynamic role for promoting Pakistani tourism & culture and work closely with the Pakistani Community living in Hong Kong to portray positive image of Pakistan. Malik Mohammad Asim, Consul (Consular) was also present on the occasion.

2 June 2020

 

Permanent Mission Of Pakistan To United Nations, Geneva 

At the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN, today reiterated Pakistan’s grave concerns on the scale and gravity of human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Jammu&Kashmir (IOJ&K), and India’s unlawful actions to change its demography by granting domicile certificates to non-residents in thousands. ‬

‪Ambassador Hashmi spotlighted three main trends of India’s signature imperialist policies in IOJ&K since physical and virtual lockdown of last August: 1-Arbitrary detention and torture of Kashmiri civilians and human rights defenders continue unabated. Bar Association in Kashmir had reported 600 petitions pending, as 13000 Kashmiris await justice in jails‬. ‪2-India is using excessive force, upscaled weapons calibre targeting civilian population and their houses in fake “cordon and search operations”. 30 Kashmiris have been killed in last one week. Indian forces are using Carl Gustaf M3 shoulder fired rockets,manufactured by Saab, in violation of Arms Trade Treaty and international human rights and humanitarian laws.‬ ‪3-India has illegally promulgated new “Domicile Law”, which is a quasi colonial project,designed to settle Indian nationals in IOJ&K and convert Kashmiris into a minority. India has awarded contracts for mineral extraction to Indian firms,ignoring local companies and aggravating risk of environmental degradation and violating all rights of indigenous people. ‪Ambassador stressed that the Council and UN Special Procedure Mandate Holders should not remain silent to Indian human rights crimes in IOJ&K and seek implementation of OHCHR’s Kashmir reports recommendations, including establishment of Inquiry Commission. He further urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to continue monitoring the unfolding human rights crisis in IOJ&K and present a report before the Council’s September 2020 session.

1 June 2020

Embassy of Pakistan Nur-Sultan

Press Release Repatriation of Stranded Pakistanis from Kazakhstan A special PIA flight carrying 96 stranded Pakistanis and their family members, left Almaty for Islamabad today. It is worth mentioning that PIA passenger flight landed at Almaty International Airport after 17 years. Last regular PIA flight landed in Almaty in December 2003. Ambassador Imtiaz Kazi bid farewell to the Pakistan nationals at Almaty International Airport. With the concerted efforts of the Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the two countries and seamless coordination with the PIA authorities, almost all stranded Pakistanis who were willing to repatriate have been able to return to Pakistan safe and sound. PIA special flight also brought 13 Kazakh nationals and 04 Pakistanis from Islamabad to Almaty. The Embassy extended all possible support to our compatriots since the closure of international flights in March this year.

Nur-Sultan, 29 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Baku

Evacuation of Stranded Pakistanis in Azerbaijan through 2nd Special PIA flight scheduled on 30 June 2020 159 stranded Pakistani nationals including one infant were repatriated from Baku, Azerbaijan to Islamabad this afternoon by 2nd special PIA flight. The majority of repatriated Pakistani were tourists/Businesspersons who arrived in Azerbaijan on short-term visas and were unable to return back to Pakistan due to suspension of all international flights, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The initiative for repatriation came about as a result of the Government of Pakistan’s policy to bring back Pakistani nationals stranded in other countries. As a gesture of goodwill, the same flight also brought back 12 Azerbaijani Nationals from Pakistan.

The Embassy also made arrangements for transportation of passengers by special buses to Baku airport in a police-escorted convoy. We are extremely grateful to the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan for their support and cooperation and for ensuring smooth repatriation of our citizens. Baku 30 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Dushanbe

As part of Government of Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to repatriate stranded Pakistani nationals from abroad, a second PIA special flight was operated from Dushanbe to Islamabad today. On this special flight 25 stranded Pakistani nationals were repatriated from Tajikistan to Pakistan. Some stranded Tajik and Pakistani nationals in Pakistan were also brought in on the same aircraft from Islamabad to Dushanbe. The Embassy of Pakistan appreciates the cooperation and help extended by the brotherly Government of Tajikistan in facilitating the stay and repatriation of the stranded Pakistanis. Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Shahid Ali Seehar and Counsellor, Muhammad Afzal of Pakistan Embassy saw the passengers off at Dushanbe Airport.

Dushanbe 29 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

The seventh PIA Special Charter flight left from Newark International Airport, New Jersey for Lahore today, 27 June 2020. 28 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

Message of H.E. Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan, to Pakistani community residing in Dubai and Northern Emirates. 27 June 2020

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Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh

‏آج پی آئی اے کے دو خصوصی جہاز 498 مسافروں کے ساتھ دمام سے اسلام آباد کے لئے روانہ ہوئے۔ مزید، پی آئی اے کی ایک خصوصی پرواز 264 مسافروں کو لے کر دمام سے لاہور کے لئے روانہ ہوگئی۔ جب کہ 140 مسافروں کو لے کر ایک پرواز ریاض سے پشاور کے لئے روانہ ہوئی۔

-یکم مئی 2020 سے اب تک ریاض اور دمام سے 45 پروازیں جا چکی ہیں۔ ان پروازوں پر تقریباً 8338 پاکستانی وطن واپس گئے

27 June 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

“Seeking Justice for Kashmiri Victims of Sexual Violence & Physical Torture and Widows” Virtual Seminar hosted by the High Commission High Commissioner reiterates Pakistan’s unequivocal support for Kashmiris

Unanimous concern and call for action by Participants over perpetual human tragedy in Indian occupied Kashmir, HR violations must not be allowed to go on The High Commission organized a Virtual Seminar on the theme of “Seeking Justice for Kashmiri Victims of Sexual Violence & Physical Torture and Widows” on 26 June 2020, to commemorate the UN International Days: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June International Widows’ Day, 23 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June The High Commission also organised a “Photo Exhibition” to reflect on the plight of the Kashmiris in IoK that conformed the topic of the three UN Days. In a show of solidarity, Members of the British Parliament, Kashmiri leaders, Eminent Scholars, Academics, Members of the Civil Society and British friends of Kashmir participated in the seminar. President AJ&K, Sardar Masood Khan, gave a keynote address. Honourable Members of British Parliament, Steve Baker, Tony Lloyd MP, Lord Qurban Hussain, Yasmin Qureshi MP, Afzal Khan MP, Khalid Mehmood MP, Barrister Imran Hussain MP were among the Speakers while MPs Nadia Whittome and Naz Shah gave their messages of solidarity and commitment to support Kashmiris in IoK. The Kashmiri leaders who participated and spoke on the occasion were Mushaal Malik, Professor Nazir Gilani, Professor Shahid Iqbal, Raja Najabat Hussain, Councillor Liaquat Ali, Mrs Shamim Shawl, Prof. Nazir Shawl, Mr. Majid Tramboo, Mrs. Shamim Shawl, Shaista Safi, Tajammul Shaikh, Raja Sikandar Khan, Faiz Naqshbandi, Councillor Yasmine Dar, Uzma Rasool, Councillor Asim Rashid, Muzammil Thakur, and Ali Raza Syed. A number of prominent Kashmiri and Pakistani Community members also attended the Seminar. In his opening remarks, High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria said the sufferings of the Kashmiri people span over decades and have no parallel in the world. The humanitarian crisis since 5 August 2019 has opened yet another dark chapter in human history, he added. He also referred to authentic documentary evidence in this regard. Mr Zakaria shared that while the international community is observing UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture, over 12,000 young Kashmiris have been brutally injured by Indian occupation forces using pellet guns since July 2016. The so-called world’s largest democracy has blinded a whole generation of Kashmiris and there is a complete communication blackout in IoK while International media has sporadically reported extreme torture perpetrated by the occupation forces, he added. Mr Zakaria said the seminar is an expression of Pakistan’s unequivocal support to the Kashmiri people that the entire nation stands with them until they get their right to self-determination as promised by the UN in Security Council’s resolutions. The High Commissioner said: “Kashmiri women have the distinction of being called Half-Widows. Their husbands were taken away by the Indian forces several years ago and their whereabouts are unknown which adds to the trauma of these women. “Sexual violence and rape have been used by Indian forces as a weapon to deter Kashmiris from pursuing their indigenous self-determination movement. Victims of horrific mass rape of Kunan Poshpora in 1991 still await justice. “Thousands of unnamed and unmarked mass graves have been discovered in IoK which contain irrefutable evidence of torture and fake encounters. International People’s Tribunal Report entitled: “Buried Evidence” recoded details of mass graves.” In his keynote address, Sardar Masood Khan, President AJ&K said Modi government is committing war crimes in occupied Kashmir which the international community should take immediate notice of. He stated that every day dozens of Kashmiri youth are being gunned down outrageously in fake encounters and due the media blackout the world does not know the full extent of atrocities. The President informed that about 13,000 young Kashmiri boys have been taken away from their homes and are being kept in concentration camps in North India. The President said after the recent change in domicile law of Kashmir, as many as 25,000 non-Kashmiri Hindus have been given right to residence in Kashmir which would drastically change the demography of the region in complete violation of the UNSC Resolutions. Sardar Masood Khan noted that India has also unleashed a war on Azad Jammu and Kashmir by continuous violations of ceasefire resulting in deaths and injuries of the civilians. However, he said that after 05 August 2019, the issue of Kashmir has been internationalised and India can no longer put it out as its internal matter. He added that reincarnation of Nazism is taking place in India. Raising serious concerns over the gross human rights violations by the Indian forces, the British Parliamentarians and other speakers called for immediate end to siege and communication blackout in Kashmir. While they underlined need for substantive accountability measures for delivery of justice to Kashmiris, they also called for immediate intervention to stop Human rights abuses in IoK and sending of a fact finding mission also. The speakers said Kashmiri widows, half-widows and victims of torture need justice and the perpetrators of crimes against humanity should be punished. UK’s relevance in terms historical links, legacy of British rule and being a P-5 Member of UNSC called for greater responsibility, MPs underlined. They were of the opinion that the UN failure in case of Kashmir is putting the credibility of the organization at stake. Therefore, they urged the UN to fulfil its obligation towards the Kashmiri people. The Speakers also called upon the UK government to take a lead role in resolving the issue of Kashmir as it was a colonial legacy. The concerns were also expressed over emergence of the phenomenon of fascist ideology of Hindutva under Modi Government which poses serious threat to the existence of Kashmiri population. The speakers demanded immediate end to draconian laws. The participants were deeply concerned at the continuous killings of defenceless Kashmiris by the Indian troops with impunity in IOK. A number of speakers said international community should not shy away from economic measures against India. Earlier in the day, the High Commission arranged a Photo Exhibition of the Kashmiri victims of Indian atrocities, which was visited by a large number of people. The photos of the widows, half-widows victims of mass rapes, mass blinding, mass graves, massacres and inhuman torture of the Kashmiris gave the visitors better understanding of the sufferings of the Kashmiris. The High Commissioner briefed the media about major gruesome incidents of the mass killings, details of the atrocities documented by various international organisations, including the UN and international media. He responded to the media questions.
27 June 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur

پی آئی اے کی ساتویں خصوصی پرواز PK 895 ملائشیاء ، کمبوڈیا ،سنگاپور اور برونائی میں پھنسے 257 مسافروں کو لیکر کوالا لمپور سے اسلام آباد روانہ۔اس پرواز کے ذریعے 100 کے قریب قیدی بھی وطن واپس جارہے ہیں۔قیدیوں میں مشرقی ملائشیاء کے ریاست صباح اور سراواک کے تمام قیدی بھی شامل ہیں۔ اس کے علاوہ کمبوڈیا میں مارچ سے پھنسے 26 پاکستانی بھی بلآخر براستہ کوالا لمپور وطن واپس جا رہے ہیں-

26 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bishkek

PRESS RELEASE Pakistan International Airlines has informed that it will continue to operate special charter flights for the facilitation of Pakistani compatriots. These flights will accommodate all citizens who are willing to go to Pakistan. The special facility of 30 kg luggage plus 7 kg handcarry will continue to be allowed to the passengers.

On the special request of the Embassy of Pakistan in Bishkek, PIA is also considering the option of regular flights between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan subject to permission of the concerned authorities. For facilitation of our Business Community in Kyrgyzstan and beyond, PIA has decided to offer charter cargo flights for Import/Export at the best competitive rates to enhance bilateral trade with Kyrgyzstan. This will be a major step towards enhancing trade activities on a fast track due to short flying distance between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Bishkek,
25th June, 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Cambodia

Alhamdulilah those Pakistanis who were stranded in Cambodia and were waiting to be repatriated to Pakistan were repatriated back to Pakistan via Special Aircraft of Malaysian Airline today at 1100hrs which was arranged by the Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan Embassy in Kuala Lampur and the brotherly Malaysian Government. We are highly grateful to our High Commission in Malaysia and brotherly Malaysian Government for their support and assistance in this regard. Without their assistance this special flight would not have taken place and people who were stranded here since months would have faced further delay.
25 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bishkek

Two special PIA chartered flights carrying 281 passengers left for Islamabad from Bishkek today 23rd June, 2020. This was the sixth flight to facilitate repatriation of Pakistani citizens in the Kyrgyz Republic. Ambassador Sardar Azhar Tariq Khan along with the Embassy officials saw off the passengers from Manas airport, Bishkek. 23 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan in Istanbul, Turkey.

On 22 June 2020, 235 Pakistani nationals were successfully repatriated from Turkey to Pakistan by PIA Special Flight. This was the 3rd such flight from Turkey since Covid-19 pandemic disrupted air travel globally.

Also, the human remains of two (2) deceased Pakistani nationals were repatriated in this flight, to be laid to rest by their loved ones in their homeland. 23 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney

Media Interactive Session A Media Interactive Session was held at the Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney. The Consul General briefed the media leaders/influencers about the Annual Business Plan of Trade and Investment of the CGPS. The participants shared their valuable inputs/suggestions during the session on different agenda points of the Annual Business Plan. The Consul General expressed hope that such interactions will ultimately result in deeper mutual understanding of the issues and will help in further improving the service delivery at the Consulate and strengthening bilateral trade and investment relations.
22 June 2020

 

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

#OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen addresses the emergency virtual meeting of the OIC Contact Group on #Jammu and #Kashmir to review the latest developments in #JammuAndKashmir. Foreign ministers of the #JammuAndKashmir Contact Group member states: #Azerbaijan#Niger, #Pakistan #SaudiArabia and #Turkey are attending the meeting. ‪ ‪Secretary General: “#OIC is commited to finding a peaceful settlement for the #Jammu and #Kashmir issue as per the relevant resolutions of the Islamic Summit, the Council of Foreign Ministers, and the international legitimacy.” #OIC Secretary General: “I call on the international community to strengthen its efforts to assist the people of #Kashmir to decisively practice their legitimate rights denied for decades.” ‪The Contact Group reaffirmed the continued support for the people of #Jammu & #Kashmir & called on the UN Secretary General to use his good offices to make #India abide by the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) resolutions & engage in dialogue to calm the situation in the region.‬ ‪The OIC Contact Group on #Jammu and #Kashmir issued a statement on the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir region in which it welcomed the efforts made by some Member States to calm the situation between India and Pakistan. 22 June 2020

https://www.facebook.com/oicinenglish/videos/555008091844130/

 

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch held a meeting with former Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Ban ki Moon. They discussed bilateral and regional issues. Ambassador lauded the contribution of Mr. Ban for peace, security and development. She also briefed him on the initiatives of the Government of Pakistan on climate change. Mr. Ban fondly recalled his visits to Pakistan. He expressed the hope that relations between Pakistan and the Republic of Korea would further gain strength in coming months and years. 22 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

CG H.E. Ahmed Amjad Ali’s message. Pakistan Consulate will manage repatriation operation till 27 June 2020. PIA’s revised fare: Karachi AED 1,270 and Punjab/Peshawar AED 1,470 22 June 2020

https://www.facebook.com/parepdubai/videos/958620194584810/

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bishkek

To facilitate the community and to avoid inconvenience to the public by waiting in long queues and filling registration forms, the Pakistan International Airline, on the recommendation of this Mission, has started direct booking at its offices all over Pakistan. The students as well as community members are advised to ask their families or friends back in Pakistan to approach any of PIA offices for booking of tickets. Further, the students may not visit the embassy for the purpose of booking tickets as the Embassy is not assigning any priority to students or providing any list to PIA. The bookings are entertained by PIA on first come first serve basis. 19 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bishkek

Press Release As part of the ongoing efforts of the Government of Pakistan for repatriation of Pakistani nationals stranded abroad due to the COVID-19, third PIA special flight was arranged today morning from Bishkek to Lahore. 146 Pakistani compatriots were repatriated in the special flight. During their stay in Kyrgyzstan, the Embassy took all necessary steps to ensure their complete wellbeing. The Embassy also remained actively engaged with relevant authorities of Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan for making this complex flight operation. The Ambassador as well as other officials of the Embassy were present at Manas Airport, Bishkek to bid farewell to the passengers. The departing passengers were jubilant in the hope of being with their loved ones after months being held back. They were thankful to the Government of Pakistan for enabling their return. We are grateful to all the relevant authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic for their support and cooperation to ensure smooth repatriation of our citizens. This is reflective of the longstanding friendship between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Bishkek. 19 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Denmark

Press Release The Embassy of Pakistan, Copenhagen in close collaboration with Pakistan International Airline (PIA) arranged operation of a special PIA flight from Copenhagen on its way back from Toronto to Pakistan on 18 June 2020. Around 85 members of Pakistani community who were stranded in Denmark and adjacent countries due to suspension of international flights were successfully repatriated to Pakistan.

Ambassador Ahmad Farooq along with officials from the Embassy as well as Copenhagen-based PIA Office saw off the passengers at the airport. Copenhagen 18 June 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Rome 18 June 2020

 

Pakistan HIGH Commission,Abuja Nigeria

Alhamdu Lillah, Yesterday 88 Pakistanis stranded in Federal Republic of Nigeria were flown from Abuja and Lagos for Islamabad by a Special Flight. In addition, 9 members of Nigerian Armed Forces and two family members of Nigerian High Commission also boarded this flight. On its return trip, the flight will bring back 50 Nigerians and one Pakistani who were stranded in Pakistan. This includes Nigerian Military Officers who have completed their training in various Defence Training Institutions in Pakistan, in accordance with bilateral defence cooperation between both brotherly countries. This flight was arranged after concerted efforts by the High Commission of Pakistan in Abuja, High Commission of Nigeria in Islamabad and with the assistance of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of both countries. Nationals of both countries highly appreciated the efforts of Pakistani and Nigerian Governments to arrange this special flight. 18 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bishkek

Press Release As part of the ongoing efforts of the Government of Pakistan for repatriation of Pakistani nationals stranded abroad due to the COVID-19, two PIA special flights were arranged today from Bishkek to Islamabad. 291 Pakistani nationals including tourists, businessmen and other visitors were repatriated in the special flights. During their stay in Kyrgyzstan, the Embassy took all necessary steps to ensure their complete wellbeing. The Embassy also remained actively engaged with relevant authorities of Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan for making this complex flight operation. The Ambassador as well as other officials of the Embassy were present at Manas Airport, Bishkek to bid farewell to the passengers. The departing passengers were jubilant in the hope of being with their loved ones after months being held back. They were thankful to the Government of Pakistan for enabling their return. We are grateful to all the relevant authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic for their support and cooperation to ensure smooth repatriation of our citizens. This is reflective of the longstanding friendship between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Bishkek. 17 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

پریس ریلیز 15 جون 2020 پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پرواز پی کے 9742، 141 مسافروں کو لے کر آج جدہ سے پشاور کیلئے آج دن ڈیڑھ بجے روانہ ہوئی۔ قونصل جنرل کی جانب سے پریس قونصل محمد ارشد منیر مسافروں کو الوداع کرنے کے لئے جدہ بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈے پر موجود تھے۔ COVID-19 کے پھیلنے کی وجہ سے معمول کی بین الاقوامی پروازوں کی معطلی کے بعد ، حکومت پاکستان نے سعودی عرب سمیت مختلف ممالک سے پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانیوں کو وطن واپس بھیجنے کے لئے پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پروازوں کی کارروائی کا آغاز کیا۔ مئی 2020 سے یہ جدہ سے پی آئی اے کی انیسویں خصوصی پرواز تھی۔ اب تک 3،650 سے زیادہ پاکستانی ان خصوصی پروازوں کے ذریعے مملکت کے مغربی علاقے سے وطن واپس پہنچ چکے ہیں۔

15 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan in Chicago

Special PIA Flight from Chicago to Islamabad A PIA Special Flight arranged by the Government of Pakistan for repatriation of Pakistan Nationals from the US left Chicago for Islamabad today (June 14, 2020). This was the sixth special charter flight arranged by the Government of Pakistan from the US for the safe return of our stranded citizens.

Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago, Mr. Javed Ahmed Umrani, was present at the O’Hare International Airport to oversee arrangements for the flight and to bid farewell to passengers. Speaking on the occasion, Consul General Umrani said that repatriation of stranded Pakistanis is a top priority for the Government of Pakistan. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC and its Consulates in the United States will continue to take all possible measures to ensure safe and early return of all the Pakistanis desirous of returning home amid the coronavirus outbreak. The departing passengers appreciated the arrangements and thanked the Government of Pakistan for arranging their return back to their motherland. 14 June 2020
    Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh

اہم اعلان (14 جون): سفارت خانہ پاکستان نے ریاض میں اپنی تمام قونصلر سروسز مکمل طور پر بحال کر دی ہیں۔ اس میں پاسپورٹ , نادرا شناختی کارڈ ، دستاویزات کی تصدیق (آٹیسٹیشن) اور کمیونیٹی ویلفیئر سے متعلقہ تمام سروسز شامل ہیں (ویزہ سروسز کے علاوہ )۔

درخواست گزار بغیر اپوائنٹمنٹ کے تشریف لا سکتے ہیں۔ آپ سے درخواست ہے کہ کورونا وباء سے بچاؤ کی احتیاطی تدابیر پر عمل کریں اور “سوشل ڈسٹنسنگ ” کا خیال رکھیں۔ آپ کے تعاون کا شکریہ

14 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release

Two more PIA special flights departed from Jeddah for Pakistan this morning. PK-9764 carrying 140 passengers left for Faisalabad at 0430 hours while PK-9736 carrying equal number of passengers left for Peshawar at 0500 hours. Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto was present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers of both the flights on behalf of the Consul General of Pakistan. After suspension of routine international commercial flights due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan started special PIA flights for stranded Pakistanis from different countries including KSA. Since 1st May 2020, when the PIA special flight operation started for KSA, over 3,500 Pakistanis have been repatriated through eighteen flights from Jeddah region. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region. The Consulate General of Pakistan at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, is coordinating arrangements of these special flights from Jeddah region. Jeddah, 14 June 2020.

 

Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney

Repatriation Flight from Sydney leaves for Lahore A special repatriation flight operated by the Sri Lankan Airlines arranged by the Pakistan High Commission Canberra to evacuate stranded Pakistanis in Australia, departed for Lahore from Sydney International Airport via Colombo today at 10 AM. The flight is carrying 77 Pakistanis from all over Australia. It is part of the ongoing operation of the Government of Pakistan to repatriate stranded Pakistanis across the world, in the wake of Covid-19 crisis. The Pakistani passengers included those who had been visiting their family members in Australia and Pakistani international students in Australia who were stranded due to the sudden closure of international flight operations in the aftermath of pandemic outbreak. The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Mr. Babar Amin and Consul General of Pakistan Sydney, Mr. Muhammad Ashraf, along with the team of the Consulate General were present at the airport to see off Pakistani nationals on their flight to Pakistan. The Consulate General Sydney, set up a fully functional field office at the airport to facilitate the passengers in case of any passport or visa issues at the last moment. The High Commissioner Mr. Babar Amin said that it was the second flight from Australia to evacuate the stranded Pakistanis. The first repatriation flight was operated by Pakistan International Airlines from Melbourne to Lahore on 24th April 2020, which evacuated 209 Pakistanis. Today’s flight from Sydney to Lahore via Columbo has been arranged in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Airlines. The flight UL607 from Sydney will take 77 Pakistanis to Colombo; from Colombo they will be taken via charter flight of the Sri Lankan Airline arriving Lahore at 9:45 PM. The High Commissioner and Consul General wished the passenger a safe flight and happy reunion with their families. 13 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Dushanbe

Press Release The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Tajikistan, Mr. Imran Haider, along with his Embassy team handed over 68 tons of cement, as a goodwill gesture, to 67 affected families of village Nematullo Assadullo (Chorbog) of Jamoat Ayni in Khuroson District, whose houses were damaged by floods and heavy mud flows in May 2020. This cement was a gift from the officials of the Embassy of Pakistan,Dushanbe. The handing over ceremony started with the opening remarks made by Colonel Salimzoda, Deputy Chairman of Committee of the Emergency Situation and Civil Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan followed by speech of Ambassador Haider and Deputy Chairman of Khatlon Region, Mr. Mirzozoda Nizom. In his remarks, Ambassador Haider spoke of the existing excellent, brotherly ties between Pakistan and Tajikistan and our two peoples. He said that both the nations have stood by each other in solidarity both in happy and difficult times . While lauding the Tajik Government’s prompt response to the needs of the affected families, he prayed for their speedy rehabilitation, wellbeing and prosperity. Colonel Salimzoda and Mr. Mirzozoda Nizom, in their speeches highlighted the existing excellent bilateral ties between the two brotherly countries and expressed their gratitude for the timely donation. At the end of the ceremony, Chairman of the Khuroson District, Mr. Safarzoda Rahmatullo thanked the Ambassador and his team for Embassy’s generous gesture. Dushanbe, 13 June 2020

    Consulate

 

General of Pakistan Jeddah

پریس ریلیز 13 جون 2020 پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پرواز پی کے 9732، 250 مسافروں کو لے کر آج صبح نو بجے جدہ سے کراچی کے لئے روانہ ہوئی۔ ڈپٹی قونصل جنرل شائق بھٹو اور کمیونٹی ویلفیئر اتاشی ماجد میمن، قونصل جنرل کی نمائندگی کرتے ہوئے، مسافروں کو الوداع کہنے کے لئے جدہ کے بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈے پر موجود تھے۔

کورونا کے پھیلنے کی وجہ سے معمول کی بین الاقوامی پرواز یں کے معطل ہونے کے بعد ، یہ جدہ سے پاکستان جانے والی پی آئی اے کی سولہویں خصوصی پرواز تھی۔ مئی 2020 سے اب تک مجموعی طور پر 3250 پاکستانیوں کو ان خصوصی پروازوں کے ذریعے سعودی عرب کے مغربی اضلاع سے وطن واپس پہنچایا جا چکا ہے۔ ریاض سے بھی پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پروازیں چلائی جارہی ہیں۔ ریاض میں پاکستان کا سفارت خانہ اور جدہ میں قونصلیٹ ، پی آئی اے کے تعاون سے ، ان خصوصی پروازوں کے انتظامات کو دیکھ رہے ہیں۔

13 June 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur

پی آئی اے کی چھٹی خصوصی پرواز سے ملائشیاء میں پھنسے 250 سے زائد افراد اسلام آباد روانہ ہو گئے۔ ہائی کمیشن اب تک چھ (06) خصوصی پروازوں کے ذریعے 1250 سے زائد پاکستانیوں کو وطن واپس بھیج چکی ہے۔ 331 قیدیوں کی وطن واپسی اس کے علاوہ ہے ۔ملائشیاء میں پھنسے تمام پاکستانیوں کے وطن واپسی تک ہائی کمیشن اپنی کوششیں جاری رکھے گی۔

12 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

پریس ریلیز 12 جون 2020 پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پرواز پی کے 786، 250 مسافروں کو لے کر آج صبح پانچ بجے جدہ سے لاہور کے لئے روانہ ہوئی۔ قونصل جنرل خالد مجید اور کمیونٹی ویلفیئر اتاشی ماجد میمن مسافروں کو الوداع کہنے کے لئے جدہ کے بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈے پر موجود تھے۔

کورونا کے پھیلنے کی وجہ سے معمول کی بین الاقوامی پرواز یں کے معطل ہونے کے بعد ، یہ جدہ سے پاکستان جانے والی پی آئی اے کی پندرھویں خصوصی پرواز تھی۔ مئی 2020 سے اب تک مجموعی طور پر 3000 پاکستانیوں کو ان خصوصی پروازوں کے ذریعے جدہ سے وطن واپس پہنچایا جا چکا ہے۔ ریاض سے بھی پی آئی اے کی خصوصی پروازیں چلائی جارہی ہیں۔ ریاض میں پاکستان کا سفارت خانہ اور جدہ میں قونصلیٹ ، پی آئی اے کے تعاون سے ، ان خصوصی پروازوں کے انتظامات کو دیکھ رہے ہیں۔

12 June 2020

 

Permanent Mission Of Pakistan To United Nations, Geneva

Speaking at Non-Aligned Movement’s virtual meeting, held on 10 June 2020, with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN, spotlighted plight of Kashmiri people in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir under world’s longest physical and digital lockdown and reiterated Pakistan’s call for continued Kashmir reporting process by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights: 12 June 2020 https://www.facebook.com/PakistanUNmissionGeneva/videos/272731347173061/

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels, Belgium

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union, Mr. Zaheer A. Janjua held a virtual interaction with the Pakistani students studying in various universities of Belgium and Luxembourg on June 10, 2020. The interaction provided an opportunity to know their wellbeing, challenges they faced during the COVID-19 pandemic & how best the Mission can assist & address their needs. 11 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release

As part of the Government of Pakistan’s ongoing international repatriation flights operation, two more PIA special flights departed from Jeddah to Multan today. Flight PK 9736 carrying 140 passengers left Jeddah at 0830 hours while PK 9740 also carrying 140 passengers at 1040 hours. Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto, Consul Press Muhammad Arshad Munir, and Consul Welfare Majid Memon were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers of both the flights, on behalf of the Consul General of Pakistan. After suspension of routine international commercial flights due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan started special PIA flights operation to repatriate stranded Pakistanis from different countries including KSA. So far, over 2750 passengers have been repatriated through fourteen special PIA flights from Jeddah region. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region. The Embassy of Pakistan at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, are coordinating arrangements of these special flights in their respective jurisdictions. Jeddah, 11 June 2020.

 

Permanent Mission Of Pakistan To United Nations, Geneva

At Non-Aligned Movement’s virtual meeting today with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, stressed that amidst COVID crisis, the curve of human rights abuses in internationally recognized situations of foreign occupation had shockingly peaked, especially in Indian Occupied Jammu&Kashmir.

Ambassador reiterated Pakistan’s concerns that in IOJ&K, under the garb of COVID response, the world’s longest physical and digital lockdown had been further intensified with brute force to alter demography and stifle dissent with impunity under draconian laws. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s call for close monitoring and continuation of Kashmir reporting process by the UN Office of High Commisisoner for Human Rights (OHCHR),on its human rights merits. He also noted that COVID pandemic heralded a disturbing surge in Islamophobia in South Asia. Recalling well-documented incidents of denial to health services, socio-economic boycott, and outright violence against Muslims, Ambassador called on OHCHR to pay special attention to this virulent assault on human dignity. 10 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release

As part of the Government of Pakistan’s ongoing international repatriation flights operation, PIA special flight PK-786 carrying 251 passengers left Jeddah for Karachi today morning. Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto and Consul Welfare Majid Memon were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers on behalf of the Consul General of Pakistan. After suspension of routine international commercial flights due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan started special PIA flights operation to repatriate stranded Pakistanis from different countries including KSA. This was twelfth PIA special flight from Jeddah and around 2500 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated through these flights since May 2020. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region. The Embassy of Pakistan at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, are coordinating arrangements of these special flights in their respective jurisdictions. Jeddah, 10 June 2020.

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

Message of H.E. Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan, to Pakistani community residing in Dubai and Northern Emirates. 9 June 2020

https://www.facebook.com/parepdubai/videos/1643271042491696/

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh

سفیر پاکستان کی قیادت میں سفارت خانے کے عملہ نے عوام کی سہولت کے لئے اپنا عارضی کیمپ سفارت خانہ سے باہر بھی لگایا ہوا ہے۔ تا کہ جن لوگوں کے مسائل فوری طور پر حل ہو سکتے ہیں ، ان کی موقع پر ہی داد رسی کی جا سکے۔

9 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh

پاکستانیوں کی ایک بڑی تعداد ہر روز سفارت خانہ سے رجوع کرتی ہے ۔ سفیر پاکستان کی قیادت میں سفارت خانہ کا تمام عملہ کوشش کرتا ہے کہ لوگوں کے مسائل کو حل کیا جائے اور ہجوم کی وجہ سے درپیش مشکلات کو کم تر کیا جائے۔

9 June 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release

PIA special flight PK 702, carrying 252 passengers, left for Karachi from Jeddah today. Director (Hajj) Sajid Masood Asadi and Consul (Welfare) Majid Memon were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers on behalf of the Consul General of Pakistan. Following the suspension of routine international flight operations due to the outbreak of COVID-19, this was the ninth special PIA flight from Jeddah to Pakistan. A total of around 1,950 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated from Jeddah region through these nine special flights. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region. The Embassy of Pakistan at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, are coordinating arrangements of these special flights in their respective jurisdictions. Jeddah, 7 June 2020.

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh

چھ جون : سفیر پاکستان راجہ علی اعجاز نے ائیرپورٹ پر ریاض سے پشاور جانے والی سپیشل فلائیٹ کے 250 مسافروں کو الوداع کیا۔ اس فلائیٹ پر 20 میتیں بھی روانہ کی گئیں۔ اب تک سفارت خانہ نو سپیشل فلائیٹس پر 1684 پاکستانیوں کو وطن واپس بھیج چکا ہے۔

6 June 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur

پی آئی اے کی ایک اور خصوصی پرواز کے ذریعے ملائشیاء ، برونائی، سنگاپور اور لاؤس میں پھنسے 256 پاکستانی آج اسلام آباد کیلئے راونہ ہو رہے ہیں۔ ہائی کمیشن اب تک پانچ خصوصی پروازوں کے ذریعے 1000 سے زائد پاکستانیوں کو وطن واپس بھیج چکی ہے۔ ملائشیاء میں پھنسے تمام پاکستانیوں کے وطن واپسی تک ہائی کمیشن اپنی کوششیں جاری رکھے گی۔

6 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Bangkok

6 June 2020

High Commission for Pakistan Pretoria

High Commission in collaboration with Baitun Nusra Lillah arranged 3rd charted flight to repatriate our stranded citizens. The special flight carrying 57 Pakistani Citizens, who were stranded in South Africa and other neighbouring countries, has departed from Johannesburg South Africa for Islamabad, today morning, on 5 June 2020. The flight repatriated stranded citizens who got themselves registered with High Commission in third phase for assistance to return to homeland . These citizens were stuck due to prolonged lockdown in South Africa and other countries Lesotho and Swaziland . The same flight is also carrying 50 Pakistanis citizens from Madagascar who were stranded there thus 107 citizens would be joining their families. The aircraft will also bring back 110 South Africans and other countries’ nationals stranded in Pakistan. Despite border closure and restrictions of movements the High Commission was able to assist the evacuation of Pakistani nationals and Pakistani origin citizens in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The Mission successful secured their evacuation across the borders under special permit by courtesy of Government of Republic of South Africa. The High commission Pakistan Pretoria South Africa has been actively engaged with these persons in facilitating their return to Pakistan. The flight operations have been carried out on self support basis which have resulted repatriation of over 250 Pakistanis from South Africa and neighboring countries and almost similar number of South Africans have returned from Paksitan .

ہائی کمیشن پاکستان نے بیتون نصرالاللہ فاوَنڈیشن کے اشتراک سے جنوبی افریقہ اور اس کے پڑوسی ممالک مِیں پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانی شہریوں کو وطن واپس بھیجنے کے لئے تیسری چارٹرڈ فلائٹ کا انتظام کیا۔ جنوبی افریقہ اور دیگر ہمسایہ ممالک میں پھنسے 57 پاکستانی شہریوں پر مشتمل یہ خصوصی پرواز 05 جون 2020 کو آج صبح ، جوہانسبرگ سے اسلام آباد کے لئے روانہ ہوگئی۔ اس پرواز کے زریعے ہم ان پاکستانی شہریوں کو وطن واپس بھیجنے میں کامیاب رہےجنہوں نے مدد کے لئےخود کو ہائی کمیشن میں اس تیسری پرواز کے لیے رجسٹر کروایاتھا۔ یہ شہری جنوبی افریقہ اور دوسرے ممالک لسوتھو اور سوازیلینڈ میں طویل عرصے سے لاک ڈاؤن کی وجہ سے محصورتھے ۔ اسی پرواز میں مڈغاسکر سے 50 مزید پاکستانی بھی شامل ہوں گے جو وہاں پھنسے ہوئے تھے۔ اس طرح کل 107 شہری اس پرواز کے مدد سے اپنے اہل خانہ سے مل سکیں گے۔ یہ طیارہ 110 افریقی شہریوں اور پاکستان میں پھنسے ہوئے دوسرے ممالک کے شہریوں کو بھی واپس لے کر آئے گا۔ بارڈر اور شاہراہوں پر نقل و حرکت پر پابندی کے باوجود ، ہائی کمیشن پڑوسی ممالک میں محصور پاکستانی شہریوں کی مدد کرنے میں کامیاب رہا پاکستان ہائی کمیشن نےحکومت جنوبی افریقہ سے خصوصی اجازت نامہ حاصل کیا جس کے تحت بارڈر پار سے ان پاکستانی شہریوں کا انخلاء ممکن ہوا۔ پاکستان ہائی کمیشن ان پاکستانیوں کی وطن واپسی میں مدد کے لیے مستعدی سے سرگرم عمل ہے۔ یہ فلائٹ آپریشن سیلف سپورٹ کی بنیاد پر کیا گیا تھا۔اب تک کل 250 پاکستانیوں کو وطن واپس بھیجا جا چکا ہے اور تقریباَ اتنے ہی جنوبی افریقی شہری بھی اپنے وطن واپس آ چکے ہیں

5 June 2020

 

High Commission of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Mauritius -PORT LOUIS

Press release: Evacuation of Stranded Pakistanis from South Africa and Madagascar A chartered flight of Global Aviation left for Islamabad from Madagascar on June 5, 2020. It is carrying 111 Pakistanis-mostly stranded, following suspension of flights in the aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic. 57 Pakistanis boarded from South Africa and 54 from Madagascar. The chartered flight was arranged by the joint efforts of the High Commissions of Pakistan for South Africa & Mauritius. The departing passengers were seen off at airports by the representatives of the two Pakistani High Commissions.

The departing passengers were jubilant in the hope of being with their loved ones, after months of being held back. They were thankful to the government of Pakistan for enabling their return by carrying out this complex flight operation. The High Commissions of Pakistan for South Africa and for Mauritius acknowledge the support of governments of South Africa and Madagascar for allowing this chartered flight. High Commissions also greatly appreciate the support of Äl Nusrah Foundation (a South African philanthropic organization) and local Pakistanis in Madagascar who evinced immense leadership qualities by continually liaising with all involved, in the repatriation of stranded Pakistanis. Mauritius 05 June, 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Damascus

A special flight for stranded Pakistanis in Syria has departed for Pakistan from Amman (Jordan) airport. 16 Pakistanis were seen off at Syria-Jordan border my Mr. Muhammad Arslan Zafar CDA and Mr. Barkat Ali C.A .The passengers apprised the efforts and support rendered by the Embassy of Pakistan Damascus for their safe travel toward Pakistan.

5 June 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, London UK

High Commission engages renowned Scottish photographer to promote Pakistan tourism Photography book “The Karakoram: Ice Mountains of Pakistan” by Colin Prior to promote tourism in Pakistan

The High Commission has engaged internationally acclaimed landscape Scottish photographer Colin Prior to publish a coffee table book which highlights tourism treasures of Pakistan. Colin Prior’s book entitled “The Karakoram: Ice Mountains of Pakistan” would highlight the majestic mountains of the Karakoram which are among the world’s greatest natural treasures. The upcoming coffee table book is being published early next year by famous publishing house, Merrell Publishers, London & New York. High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria signed the sponsorship agreement with Colin Prior today. The collaboration is part of the ongoing efforts of the High Commission to promote Pakistan tourism and attract foreign investment in developing the infrastructure in tourism sector. In his remarks on the occasion, the High Commissioner said: “The upcoming book by renowned photographer Colin Prior will showcase the beauty of Pakistan’s ice mountains and promote our country as one of the choicest tourist destinations. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision and policy focus to promote tourism in Pakistan, we have been undertaking several initiatives and sponsored this coffee table book as part of our efforts to that end. Pakistan being the custodian of ancient civilizations, offers endless vistas for adventure, cultural, religious, recreational and environmental tourism. We invite the world tourists to visit Pakistan to enjoy the pristine beauty of its landscape and the traditionally warm hospitality of its people. Similarly, Pakistan is open for foreign investment in its tourism sector.” The High Commissioner also thanked the sponsors. Sharing his own passion for mountains, more so Pakistan’s unexplored treasure of unique mountain ranges, peaking about his upcoming book, Colin Prior said: “There remains a great opportunity to raise the profile of tourism in Pakistan both here, in Europe and in the US which will give exposure to, what I believe to be, the most inspiring mountain destination in the world. Since my early 20’s, I have been fascinated by the character of this vertical landscape and its “Balti culture”. I am sincerely grateful to have the privilege of High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria’s sponsorship of the forthcoming book that captures the real beauty of Pakistan. I am looking forward to seeing the printed book which spans a period of twenty-three years and six, month long trips, which have been amongst some of the most remarkable journeys of my life.” The renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior is inspired by the beauty of Pakistan’s landscapes, especially its mountains. He made several expeditions to Pakistan to compile the book. This would be the first high-quality photography book devoted to the spectacular Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan. In addition to the High Commission, the other sponsors are Bestway Group, Rangoonwala Foundation, United Bank Ltd. Habib Bank Ltd. and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). 5 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Dakar Senegal

PRESS RELEASE Evacuation of Stranded Pakistanis from Sierra Leone & Mauritania A special flight of Salam Air left for Islamabad after taking 118 stranded Pakistanis (69 from Sierra Leone and 49 from Mauritania), including 100 Tablighi Jammat members, 12 Engineers from Wartsila (pvt), Pakistan and 6 stranded visitors. This flight was self-financed and arranged by joint efforts of the Embassies of Pakistan in Dakar (for Sierra Leone) and Algiers (for Mauritania) in close coordination with Governments of Sierra Leone & Mauritania.

The departing passengers were seen off at the Freetown and Nouakchott airports by the representatives of the both Embassies. The departing passengers conveyed their appreciation for the arrangements made for their safe return. On behalf of the government of Pakistan, Dr. Ali Ahmed Arain, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Senegal, conveyed his gratitude to the management of Salam Air, the government of Sierra Leone, the government of Mauritania, Honorary Consuls General of Pakistan in Sierra Leone and Mauritania and all others who made their valuable support in facilitating the repatriation of stranded Pakistanis.
Dakar 03 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Algier,Algeria

Over 50 Pakistanis Stranded in Mauritania are leaving For Islamabad thanks to the vibrant and dynamic leadership of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood. 3 June 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Rome

 

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

The fifth PIA special charter flight for stranded Pakistanis left Newark, New Jersey for Islamabad today. The passengers were seen off by Consul General Ayesha Ali and officers & staff of Pakistan Consulate New York.

2 June 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release

PIA special flight PK8732, carrying 250 passengers, left for Karachi from Jeddah today at 1400 hrs. Consul General Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers. Following the suspension of routine international flight operations due to the outbreak of COVID-19, this was the eighth special PIA flight from Jeddah to Pakistan. A total of around 1,700 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated from Jeddah region through these eight special flights. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region. The Embassy of Pakistan at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, are coordinating arrangements of these special flights in their respective jurisdictions. Jeddah, 31 May 2020.

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release

PIA special flight PK8764, carrying 147 passengers, took off from Jeddah for Faisalabad this morning at 1100 hrs. Consul General Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers. This was the sixth special PIA flight from Jeddah to Pakistan following the suspension of routine international flight operations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. A total of around 1,200 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated from Jeddah region through these six special flights. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region. The Embassy of Pakistan at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, are coordinating arrangements of these special flights in their respective jurisdictions. Jeddah, 28 May 2020.

 

High Commission of Pakistan for Singapore

Press Release Temasek Foundation has donated 50 Fortitude kits 2.0E Ruo (Reagent) worth SGD 200,000 (USD 143,000) to the High Commission to strengthen Pakistan’s testing capacity in the wake of Covid-19. These locally produced kits are compatible with WHO protocols and have the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests. The consignment was delivered to PDMA, Peshawar on 22nd May through Pakistan High Commission in Singapore.

The donation was offered by Temasek Foundation in a letter addressed to the Foreign Minister by Mr. Benedict Cheong, Chief Executive, Temasek Foundation, the capacity building arm of Temasek Holding. The delivery of the consignment followed acceptance letter by the Foreign Minister earlier this month, addressed to Mr. Cheong. Temasek Foundation has since been in contact with the Pakistan High Commission and NDMA, to ensure that the labs in Pakistan can read the test kits and the outcomes meet WHO protocols. Temasek Foundation formally announced the donation in a ceremony today attended by the High Commissioner and TF’s Chief Executive Mr. Benedict Cheong. With no vaccine still prepared to treat the infection, testing is the only option to control this highly transmissible disease. The donation is therefore, of critical importance to Pakistan and will help our healthcare system immensely in curtailing the spread of this deadly virus. 26 May 2020 Singapore

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Athens, Greece

یونان میں پاکستان کے نئے متعین ہونے والے سفیر جناب محمد ندیم خان نے آج یونان کی صدر محترمہ کترینا سکیلاروپولو کو صدارتی محل میں منعقد ہونے والی تقریب میں اسناد سفارت پیش کیں۔ تقریب کے بعد صدر مملکت اور سفیر پاکستان کی ملاقات میں دو طرفہ دلچسپی کے باہمی امور پر تبادلہ خیال کیا گیا۔

26 May 2020

 

High Commission of Pakistan, Nairobi PRESS RELEASE In the second leg of repatriation, 88 (20 from Hargeisa and 68 from Mogadishu) stranded Pakistani nationals have successfully boarded the flight from Somalia to Islamabad today. The special Salam Airways flight also brought back 119 Somalis’ to Somalia.

This has been possible due to joint effort of the High Commission based in Nairobi accredited to Somalia, Foreign Ministries of Pakistan and Somalia, Mr. Mahmood Ismail of Al Nusra Foundation and Abdul Qadir Umar, Head of Pangani Tablighi Markaz. 24 May 2020 Nairobi

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Cairo

Stranded Pakistanis in Egypt and Tunisia to Arrive in Islamabad via EGYPTAIR Special Flight An EGYPTAIR special flight, chartered by the Embassy of Pakistan in Cairo, carrying 51 stranded Pakistani passengers from Egypt (43) and Tunisia (8), left Cairo for Islamabad today.

The passengers included a bereaved family, laid-off workers, visitors with expired visas, stranded Pakistani sailors, the former Ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt, and other trainee government officers. Three Pakistani sailors, who were released by the Egyptian authorities on Thursday (21 May 2020) from a vessel in Safaga Red Sea Port, also boarded the flight. The flight was part of the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in various countries through special flights. 23 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Tunisia

Stranded Pakistani nationals in Tunisia were repatriated through a special flight on 23rd May 2020. The Embassy officials were present to see off the passengers at the airport.
23 May 2020

 

Pakistan Consulate Jeddah Press Release PIA Special Flight PK758, carrying 253 passengers, took off from Jeddah for Karachi tonight at 11:30 p.m. Consul General Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers.

Following the suspension of international flight operations due to outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan has started a series of special flights for the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in various countries including Saudi Arabia. This was the fifth PIA special flight from Jeddah region. Over 1000 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated on these five flights. Similar special flights are also operating from Riyadh region. Pakistan Embassy at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah are coordinating arrangements of these special PIA flights in their respective jurisdictions. 22 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

As a gesture of solidarity with the United States, a gift of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been made by the Armed Forces of Pakistan to the U.S. Armed Forces today, 21 May 2020. The PPE arrived via a C-130 flight from Islamabad at Andrews Air Force Base (AFB), Maryland this afternoon.

Pakistan Ambassador to the US Dr. Asad M. Khan and senior officers of the Embassy’s Defence Wing were present on the occasion. From the U.S. side, Mr. David Helvey, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs and other officials were also present. 21 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

‪The fourth PIA special charter flight carrying 250 passengers left Newark for Lahore today. The passengers were seen off by Consul General Ayesha Ali and officers & staff of Pakistan Consulate New York.‬

21 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Bangkok

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

21 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta

Sharing is Caring The Embassy of Pakistan had the proud honour of Sharing Eid Gifts with beautiful children being taken care of at different dormitories. We appreciate OIC Youth Indonesia for providing us the opportunity.

21 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver

Mr Saif Pannu, Director Pakistan Canada Association, British Columbia (PCA- B.C.) accompanied by Chaudhri Muhammad Jamil and Mr Nayyar Sohail, Directors PCA presenting a cheque to Consul General Dr Muhammad Tariq in the Consulate today for the COVID 19 relief operations in Pakistan. 19 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta

Press Release Repatriation of Stranded Pakistanis from Indonesia A special PIA flight carrying 237 stranded Pakistanis, left Jakarta for Islamabad this morning.

Ambassador Abdul Salik Khan and a team of officers and staff from the Embassy were at the airport to bid farewell to the Pakistan nationals, who appreciated the efforts of the Mission in facilitating their stay as well as arranging the special flight enabling them to celebrate Eid ul Fitr with their loved ones. With the concerted efforts of the Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the two countries and seamless coordination with the PIA authorities, almost all stranded Pakistanis have been able to return to Pakistan safe and sound. This was the second such flight during the past five weeks. Earlier, on 18 April 2020, 221 Pakistanis had returned to Pakistan from Indonesia. Around 450 Pakistanis were stranded in different parts of Indonesia due to flight cancellations and lockdowns amid Covid-19 Pandemic outbreak. Jakarta, 19 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release Two (02) special PIA flights carrying a total of 260 passengers left for Faisalabad from Jeddah today. First flight PK8764 with 130 passengers left at 1100 hours while the second flight PK 8766 with equal number of passengers flew at 1300 hours.

Consul General of Pakistan at Jeddah Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmad Bhutto bade farewell to the passengers at Jeddah International Airport and extended best wishes to them. There is a large number of Pakistanis, mostly on short-term visas, final exit, medical emergency cases, etc. in the Kingdom awaiting return to Pakistan after the suspension of international flight operations due to COVID 19 pandemic. The government of Pakistan has started a series of special flights for repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in various countries including the KSA. Pakistan Embassy at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah are coordinating arrangements of these special PIA flights in their respective regions.

18 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Pakistani national working in Vietnam, had a major surgery last week. Since his family is in Pakistan, Deputy Ambassador of Pakistan, Mr. Qamar Abbas Khokhar visited him today to inquire after his health. Alhamdulillah, he is recovering fast. Our best wishes for his speedy recovery.

Embassy of Pakistan, Ha Noi is a home away from home for all Pakistanis living in Viet Nam and Laos. And, we take pride in serving them. 18 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

‪Consul General Ayesha Ali sees off passengers at Newark airport.‬ 17 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Press Release PIA special flight PK 8732 carrying 250 passengers departed Jeddah for Karachi today at 1500 hours. It was first special PIA flight to Karachi from Jeddah after the suspension of international flights due to COVID-19. Consul General Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmad Bhutto saw off the passengers at the Jeddah International Airport.

The passengers were thankful to the Government of Pakistan for arranging the flight to Karachi and also praised the steps being under taken for the repatriation of stranded Pakistanis. Consul General Khalid Majid on this occasion said that so far around one thousand Pakistanis have been repatriated from Saudi Arabia through four special PIA flights. More flights are expected in the coming weeks. Jeddah 16th May, 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Khartoum

249 remaining stranded Pakistanis in Sudan were flown from Khartoum to Peshawar by PK-7844 today on 16.05.2020. Amb Sarfraz Sipra & Emb team bid farewell to the passengers at Khartoum Airport.

16 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Baghdad, Iraq Press Release

In pursuance of government of Pakistan’s directives to repatriate Pakistanis stranded abroad, another special flight of PIA carrying 257 passengers left Baghdad for Islamabad at 2:56 AM, today. Most of these Pakistanis are employees of multinational oil & gas companies, international organisations and NGOs. In view of the lockdown due to covid-19, the Embassy also made arrangements for safe and timely arrival of these Pakistanis at Baghdad International Airport from various cities of Iraq. Ambassador of Pakistan to Iraq, His Excellency Mr. Sajid Bilal and the Embassy staff were present at the airport to ensure smooth flight operations and to see off the passengers. The passengers expressed their gratitude to the government of Pakistan for the special flight for their repatriation. The also conveyed their appreciation for immaculate arrangements made for their safe return. At this occasion, the Ambassador also conveyed his gratitude to the government of Iraq for their valuable support in facilitating the repatriation of stranded Pakistanis. Baghdad 16 May, 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

By the Grace of Almighty ALLAH, the Consulate has repatriated 5,883 stranded Pakistanis to date through 26 PIA Special Flights. The Special Flight Operations will continue. Those who have already registered with the Consulate are requested to wait for our call.

پاکستان قونصلیٹ نے پی آئی اے کی 26 خصوصی پروازوں کے زریعے ابھی تک 5,883 پاکستانیوں کو وطن واپس بھیجا۔ خصوصی پروازوں کا یہ سلسلہ جاری رہے گا۔ قونصل خانہ میں رجسٹریشن کروانے والوں سے گزارش کی جاتی ہے کہ وہ ہماری کال کا انتظار کریں

14 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

A second special flight of PIA left with 232 passengers for Karachi today, 13 May 2020 from Dulles airport, Washington DC. Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan bid farewell to Pakistani passengers who were stranded in the US. The total number of Pakistanis repatriated this week is around 570. The third special flight is scheduled for Lahore on 17 May 2020 from Newark airport, New Jersey. 13 May 2020

 

High Commission of Pakistan, Pretoria Press Release The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in South Africa in collaboration with authorities from the Republic of South Africa and its neighboring countries was able to evacuate 108 stranded/destitute Pakistani citizens from the region by a Special Chartered Flight on 13th May, 2020.

The Special Flight was organized by a local Muslim Trust Fund called Baitun Nusra essentially catering for stranded Tablighi Jamat members who were visiting some African countries and other Pakistani nationals stuck in the region. The evacuation process also included several neighboring countries namely Botswana (01), Eswatini (02), Malawi (20), Mozambique (36), and Zambia (28). In addition to this, the High Commission also repatriated stranded/destitute citizens from South African cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. Most of these Pakistani nationals were visiting South Africa on short-term tourist, business and students visas. The group of stranded Pakistanis from five neighboring countries was transported into South Africa with the help of South African authorities, who played pivotal role to materialize the whole evacuation process. This involved thousands of miles of inland travel and complex cross border movement with security and safety. All this process took place under the strict lockdown environment both in South Africa and its neighboring countries. The High Commission of Pakistan made arrangements for logistics and transportation of destitute Pakistani nationals to facilitate their repatriation to Pakistan. The Special Flight will also bring back about 104 South African citizens who are stranded in Pakistan. This was second such special flight carrying stranded Pakistani citizens from South Africa. It may be noted that previously 81 Pakistani nationals were evacuated to Pakistan on 20 April, whereas 83 South African citizens were transported back to South Africa. As of now, the number of evacuations to Pakistan stands at 189 and from Pakistan to South Africa about 187 totaling 376 evacuees on both sides. The whole process of repatriation through a Special Flight was an outcome of efficient and cooperative working relationship between authorities in Pakistan, South Africa, neighboring countries and the Baitun Nusra, in the prevailing situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. Pretoria, 13th May 2020

Pakistan Embassy Tokyo

Without disclosing anyone’s identity and respecting the dignity of the recipients, a total of 50 more people were delivered “Rashan” by the Embassy on their given addresses. 13 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu

A PIA Special Flight was arranged to evacuate stranded Pakistanis back to Pakistan. A total of 33 stranded Pakistani Nationals travelled on the Special Flight. The passengers thanked Government of Pakistan for helping them travel home.

Ambassador of Pakistan, Dr Mazhar Javed, met and bid farewell to the passengers. 13 May 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, Dhaka

Press Release SPECIAL PIA FLIGHT FOR STRANDED PAKISTANIS IN BANGLADESH

A special flight arranged by the Government of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for repatriation of stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh left with 120 Pakistanis including 66 students today from Shah Jalal International Airport, Dhaka. This flight was part of Pakistan’s special repatriation operation to bring back thousands of its citizens stranded across the globe through PIA and other airlines. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Dhaka, Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui, was present at Shah Jalal Airport to oversee arrangements for the flight and to bid farewell to passengers. Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner Siddiqui underscored the importance the Government of Pakistan attached to the repatriation of stranded Pakistanis from all over the world. The High Commissioner assured that his team in Dhaka will continue to take all possible measures to ensure safe and early return of all those Pakistanis who wish to return home amid Covid-19 outbreak. The helpline and social media groups set up by the High Commission for facilitation of Pakistanis in Bangladesh would also continue to function. The passengers expressed their gratitude for the relief operation launched by the High Commission for Pakistanis in remote areas of Bangladesh during Covid-19 lockdown last month. They also expressed their satisfaction at the arrangements made for their departure to Pakistan. Dhaka, 12 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States bid farewell to the students at the Dulles International Airport. A special charter flight arranged by the U.S. Government departed for Lahore today, 11 May 2020 carrying around 150 Pakistani students, who had been in the United States on various US funded exchange programs including UGRAD, Fulbright, Humphrey, and YES programs. State Department officials were also present on the occasion. 11 May 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur

پی آئی اے کی ایک اورخصوصی پرواز سے 250 پاکستا نی آج پشاور پہنچیں گے- مسافروں میں تبلیغی جماعت ، مریض ،خواتیںن اور مختصر ویزا والے افرد شامل ہیں۔یاد رہے کہ ایک مہینے کے اندر یہ تیسری خصوصی پرواز تھی۔ ہائی کمیشن تمام پاکستا نیوں کے وطن واپسی تک اپنی کوشش جاری رکھے گی۔

11 May 2020

 

High Commission of Pakistan for Singapore

Return of 13 Stranded Pakistanis from Singapore – Press Release Pakistan High Commission, Singapore, arranged the return of 13 Pakistanis to Peshawar today, in close coordination with Pakistan International Airlines. These Pakistanis had been stranded in Singapore due to suspension of flights to Pakistan in the wake of COVID-19. The group included 7 students, 3 tourists and 3 employment/dependent pass holders. Earlier the High Commission had arranged evacuation of 70 Pakistanis to Karachi on April 24, 2020. The departing passengers acknowledged efforts of the High Commission in arranging their repatriation by the special flight and their transit through Kuala Lumpur. The stranded Pakistanis travelled to Kuala Lumpur by Singapore International Airlines flight at 0830 hrs, today and boarded the PIA flight to Peshawar in the afternoon.

11 May 2020 Singapore

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

A special charter flight arranged by the Government of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for repatriation of stranded Pakistanis left with around 200 passengers today, May 10, 2020 from Dulles International Airport (IAD), Washington DC. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, was present at Dulles Airport to oversee arrangements for the inaugural flight and to bid farewell to passengers. 11 May 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles

Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with other Pakistani organizations distributed food Bags to needy people under the banner of “ COVID19 Food Distribution Drive”in Artesia park. Consul General of Pakistan Mr. Abdul Jabbar Memon was guest of honor on this occasion. Mayor Artesia Mr. Ali Sajjad Taj , Mr. Waqar Khan, Ms. Fatima Khan , Mr. Fawad Ismail , Rao Zubair , Rao Nasir , Dr. Yasmin Qasim , Dr. Naushaba But , Mr. Arshad Mohsin , Mr. Jamal Khawaja , Dr. Imran Shareef and a number of public representatives from County of Supervisors and other public offices were present on this occasion. Thousands of needy people from various communities benefited from this drive. Congratulations Pak American Chamber of Commerce and other Pakistani community members for such a great initiative. 10 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin

A PIA Special Flight was arranged to bring stranded passengers from Pakistan.The Special flight from Islamabad brought 415 stranded Pakistanis and Europeans to Frankfurt Aiport.The same flight took back 64 stranded Pakistanis to Pakistan.

Ambassador of Pakistan, Dr Mohammad Faisal, met the passengers on the special flight and bid them farewell. 8 May 2020

Embassy of Pakistan Bangkok

As part of the Embassy’s outreach efforts, today Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad through online platform connected with the Pakistani students studying in various academic institutions in different provinces of Thailand. 8 May 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

Alhamdulillah, the Consulate has repatriated 3,929 stranded Pakistanis to date through 22 PIA Special Flights. The Special Flight Operations will continue. Those who have already registered with the Consulate are requested to wait for our call.

الحمد اللہ پاکستان قونصلیٹ نے پی آئی اے کی 22 خصوصی پروازوں کے زریعے ابھی تک 3929 پاکستانیوں کو وطن واپس بھیجا۔ خصوصی پروازوں کا یہ سلسلہ جاری رہے گا۔ قونصل خانہ میں رجسٹریشن کروانے والوں سے گزارش کی جاتی ہے کہ وہ ہماری کال کا انتظار کریں۔

7 May 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, The Hague

Ambassador Shujjat Ali Rathore saw off 56 stranded Pakistanis from Schipol International Airport Amsterdam on 6 May 2020~

Pakistan Embassy Seoul

All Pakistanis stranded in the Republic of Korea have been repatriated with the operation of a special flight of Pakistan International Airlines on 5 May 2020. The special flight PK8872 brought 176 passengers including Pakistani researchers and workers to Korea. They will be joining their workplace after a gap of 3 months. The return flight brought 132 stranded Pakistanis to Islamabad. Pakistani nationals had been stranded due to suspension of international flights.

PIA’s special flight made history. It is the first ever commercial flight from Pakistan to land in Republic of Korea. Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch thanked the crew for their heroic contribution in facilitating stranded Pakistanis. 6 May 2020

 

High Commission of Pakistan, Nairobi

Press Release 4 May 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania

Press Release 4 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

‪Big shout out to Ali Rashid & Pakistani American Advocacy Group (APAG) for their work in NY during COVID 19. Secretary Pompeo appreciates grassroots support for communities in Pakistan & US.

3 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

PIA Special Flight carrying 250 stranded Pakistanis departed from Jeddah for Lahore. Pakistan’s Consul General at Jeddah Khalid Majid was present at the airport to see them off.

Consulate General of Pakistan Press Release PIA Special Flight PK 8710 carrying 250 stranded Pakistanis departed from Jeddah for Lahore at 0230 hours on Friday 1 May, 2020. Pakistan’s Consul General at Jeddah Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto were present at the airport to see them off. This was one of the two special flights carrying stranded Pakistanis to home country from the Kingdom. The other flight with 250 passengers to Islamabad departed for Islamabad from Riyadh the same morning. Over 13000 Pakistanis, mostly on short term visas and Final Exits, are currently stuck in Saudi Arabia due to the cancellation of international flights in the wake of outbreak of Corona virus. The Government of Pakistan is arranging special flights for their return to Pakistan. Jeddah 1 May 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

الحمد اللہ پی آئی اے کی مزید 3 فلایئٹس ایک کراچی اور دو ملتان کے لئے 530 مسافروں کو لے کر آج دبئی سے روانہ ہوئیں۔ ابھی تک ہم پی آئی اے کی ٹوٹل 10 خصوصی فلایئٹس کے زریعے 2130 پاکستانیوں کو دبئی سے پاکستان واپس بھیج چکے

28 April 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission Colombo

Press Release Repatriation of stranded Pakistanis from Sri Lanka

Pakistan High Commission, Colombo coordinated with Government of Pakistan and local Sri Lankan Authorities for the successful return of 50 stranded Pakistanis via Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL-1185 that left Colombo today morning at 0700 hrs local time. Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Tanvir Ahmad was present on behalf of the High Commissioner to see off the departing Pakistanis at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. The returning Pakistanis thanked Government of Pakistan and Pakistan High Commission for arranging their repatriation to Pakistan. They also expressed satisfaction and acknowledged efforts by the High Commission for the welfare and well-being of community members faced with difficulties in the wake of the outbreak of Pandemic Covid-19. Colombo 28 April, 2020

Pakistan in Kyiv

پاکستانی سفارتخانہ یوکرین, حکومت پاکستان اور وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی ہدایات کے مطابق رمضان المبارک کے اس بابرکت مہینے میں بھی اپنے شہریوں کی ہر ممکن مدد جاری رکھے ہوےہیں۔ COVID-19 کےاس آزمائشی دور میں ضروری غذائی اجناس کا تیسرا بیچ مستحق اور بے سہارا پاکستانی کمیونٹی ممبران میں تقسیم کیا گیا۔ سفارتخانہ پاکستان ایک بار پھر اپنے شہریوں کو ہر ممکن مدد کی یقین دہانی کراتا ہے اور کسی بھی ہنگامی صورتحال میں اس کے 24/7 ہیلپ لائن نمبر پر رابطہ کیا جاسکتا ہے۔

27 April 2020

 

Pak Emb Norway

A special PIA flight arrived today at Oslo on 25th April 2020 from Islamabad bringing home over 300 Norwegians of Pakistan origin stranded there due to suspension of air operations after spread of COVID-19 .

The same flight left for Islamabad tonight carrying over 50 stranded Pakistani nationals in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Poland. The passengers were seen off at the airport by Ambassador Zaheer Pervaiz Khan and representatives of the Embassy. Each passenger was presented a ziplock bag containing a bottle of hand sanitizer, face masks and a packet of tissue papers on behalf of the Embassy for their safety and protection from Corona virus contagion during the flight. 26 April 2020

 

High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra

Repatriation of Stranded Pakistanis from Australia Pakistan High Commission, Canberra along with its Consulates General in Sydney and Melbourne coordinated the return of 250 stranded Pakistanis from Australia via PIA’s special flight that left Melbourne today at 1300 hours local time.

Consul General of Pakistan, Melbourne, Sardar Adnan Rashid, also representing High Commissioner Babar Amin, saw off the stranded Pakistanis at the Melbourne airport. The Consul General iterated to the satisfied returning Pakistanis the commitment of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Government of Pakistan to reach out and look after the welfare of our diaspora across the world. In keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had emphasized to all Pakistan Missions abroad to facilitate the repatriation of Pakistanis who desire so, he added. The returning Pakistanis thanked the Government of Pakistan, Pakistan High Commission and the Consulates General at Melbourne and Sydney for arranging repatriation to their homeland. They also expressed satisfaction on the efforts being put in by the Pakistani Missions in Australia for the welfare and well-being of Community members faced with financial and allied difficulties in the wake of the outbreak of the pandemic. Canberra 26 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul

Stranded Pakistani community in Kabul departs home via Torkham. 24 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Niamey

PRESS RELEASE: Pakistan Embassy started public diplomacy in the month of Ramadan and provided Iftar packages to different Masjid in Niamey. The first package was given to Masjid-e-Khadija run by a Pakistan-returned scholar Mr. Jibraeel in the locality of Niamey.

Mr. Ahmed Ali Sirohey Head of Mission to Republic of Niger personally handed the Iftar packets to the scholar and his students. They thanked Embassy of Pakistan and Government of Pakistan for offering packets to the downtrodden brothers in the month of Ramadan. Mr. Jabreel said that Embassy’s act is according to the tradition of Ramadan and Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). The HoM said that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) always looked after people in the month of Ramadan more than the normal months and advised Muslims to be generous in the month of Ramadan. The Embassy is trying to reach out deserving people in the Month of Ramadan. Due to lockdown the Iftar program is not arranged and only packets are delivered.
24 April 2020

Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran

The Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran in addition to travel facilitation and accommodation of zaireen, has conducted first phase of distribution of essential food items to those Pakistani families that are facing financial difficulties after a prolonged lockdown in Iran due to coronavirus. In the first phase more than seventy such families received ration packages consisting of essential food items ahead of the holy month of Ramdan. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in Iran, the Embassy in Tehran and its consulates in Mashhad and Zahedan have set up round the clock hotlines to provide necessary assistance and information to the Pakistani diaspora in Iran. The Embassy is in contact with all community members and student leaders and has extended all possible assistance to them while the Zaireen in Mashhad and Qom have been provided with boarding/ lodging and facilitated in repatriation to Pakistan. 24 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Doha, State of Qatar

24 April 2020

High Commission of Pakistan for Singapore

Return of 70 Stranded Pakistanis from Singapore Press Release Pakistan High Commission, Singapore, arranged the return of 70 Pakistanis to Karachi today, in close coordination with Pakistan International Airlines. These Pakistanis had been stranded in Singapore due to suspension of flights to Pakistan in the wake of COVID-19. The group included 20 tourists, 31 businessmen, 10 students and 9 employment/dependent pass holders. The High Commission had been extending financial assistance to eleven stranded Pakistanis among them. The High Commissioner saw the passengers off at Changi International Airport early this morning. The departing passengers acknowledged efforts of the High Commission in arranging their departure by the special flight and their transit through Kuala Lumpur. Those availing financial assistance from the High Commission were grateful for the support and assistance. The stranded Pakistanis travelled to Kuala Lumpur by Singapore International Airlines flight at 0830 hrs and boarded the PIA flight to Karachi in the afternoon. 24 April 2020 Singapore

 

Pakistan High Commission Kuala Lumpur

پی آئی اے کی دوسری خصوصی پرواز کے ذریعے ملائشیاء اور سنگاپور میں پھنسے 250 پاکستا نی شہریوں کو آج پاکستان بھیجا جا رہا ہے۔ مسافروں میں خواتیں، بچے، مریض، طلباء، مزدور اور بڑی تعداد میں سیاح شامل ہیں۔

23 April 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania

Press Release 22 April 2020

 

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Islamabad

Solidarity between brothers ??&?? against the #covid19 pandemic: Turkish Airlines landed in Islamabad with 20K N95 masks and 18.5K PPE/gown. The second batch soon. Meanwhile, grateful to brothers for their supply of essential prescription items to ?? 22 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Bishkek

سفارت خانہ پاکستان بشکیک

ضروری اطلاع

پاکستانی سفارتخانہ، بشکیک مشکل کی اس گھڑی ميں اپنے ہموطنوں کو ہر ممکن تعاون فراہم کررہا ہے۔ سفارت خانہ اپنی کميونٹی کے ساتھ رابطہ برقرار رکھے ہوئے ہے۔ ‎ سفارتخانہ پاکستانی کميونٹی سے تعلق رکھنے والے ضرورت مند بھائیوں ميں خوراک ، ماسک اور دیگر اشیاءتقسيم کرنے کی بھر پور کوشش کررہا ھے ۔ 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۔

شکریہ

22 April 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan in Istanbul, Turkey.

Third phase of distribution of charity food boxes is underway at our Consulate General here in Istanbul. 22 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan Bangkok

Leveraging technology – connecting with the community in the times of pandemic. Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a virtual meeting today with the representatives of the Pakistani community from different cities/provinces of Thailand. 22 April 2020

 

Pakistan High Commission, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania

Press Release The High Commission of Pakistan in collaboration with the Pakistani Diaspora living in the United Republic of Tanzania, the Welfare Association of Pakistan (WAP) in Dar es Salaam and other leaders of the Pakistani Community including businessmen and professionals, arranged a friendly donation of Preventive Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Government and the People of the United Republic of Tanzania. The PPE was presented by Muhammad Saleem, Head of Mission, Pakistan High Commission, and Mr. Sheikh Shahid Majeed, President WAP, to Prof. Muhammad Bakari Kambi, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, the United Republic of Tanzania, in Dar es Salaam on 21 April 2020. Dr. Kambi expressed the gratitude on behalf of the Ministry for the friendly gesture of the Pakistan High Commission and the Pakistani Diaspora for the critically needed friendly donation of PPE to fight the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.                       Mr. Saleem said that the threat posed by the novel virus necessitated deepening of cooperation, solidarity and mutual support among all countries, communities and institutions. He expressed the hope that Pakistan and Tanzania alongwith the international community would come out of the pandemic threat by fighting it together.   Dar es Salaam April 21, 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

Consul General and officers meet Pakistani-American community of Albany to discuss COVID 19 response and efforts of the Consulate to help the community. 21 April 2020

 

High Commission for Pakistan Pretoria

High Commission along with the cooperation of Government of Republic of South Africa and in collaboration with a Muslim Welfare Organization , Baitun Nusra Lillah , arranged a privately charted flight to repatriate our stranded citizens in Southern African region. The special flight carrying 81 Pakistani Citizens, who were stranded in South Africa and other neighbouring countries, has departed from Johannesburg South Africa for Islamabad on today morning 20 April 2020. The flight repatriated all of our stranded citizens who got themselves registered with High Commission for assistance to repatriate to homeland. These citizens were stuck due to prolonged lockdown in South Africa and five other countries Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The composition of Pakistani repatriates consists of people who were visiting South Africa for tourism and business purposes. Most of our citizens were traced in various cities of South Africa mostly in Cape Town and Johannesburg in addition to 8 persons in Botswana, 9 in Swaziland, 7 in Mozambique, 7 in Zimbabwe and 2 in Lesotho. Despite strict enforcement of lockdown measures and restrictions of movements on highways and border posts, the Mission was able to assist the evacuation of Pakistani nationals stranded in neighbouring countries and successfully secured their evacuation across the borders under special permit by the courtesy of Government of Republic of South Africa. The Mission has been actively engaged with these stranded groups of Pakistanis in facilitating their return to Pakistan as well as in extending all other necessary assistance including arranging for their boarding lodging and providing them necessary food items. The flight operation was carried out on self-support basis. The same aircraft will also bring back 90 South African nationals stranded in Pakistan. The Mission extends it gratitude to the Government of South Africa especially Departments of International Relations and Cooperation and Home Affairs for all our facilitation in this humanitarian Mission .

جنوبی افریقہ کی حکومت کے تعاون اور ایک مسلم فلاحی تنظیم ، بیتون نصرا للہ کے اشتراک سے ہائی کمیشن نے جنوبی افریقہ میں پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانی شہریوں کو وطن واپس بھیجنے کے لئے نجی طور پر چارٹڈ فلائٹ کا انتظام کیا۔ جنوبی افریقہ اور دیگر ہمسایہ ممالک میں پھنسے ہوئے 81 پاکستانی شہریوں پر مشتمل خصوصی پرواز آج 20 اپریل 2020 کو صبح جوہانسبرگ جنوبی افریقہ سے اسلام آباد کے لئے روانہ ہوگئی۔اس پرواز کی مدد سے ہم ان تمام پاکستانی شہریوں کو وطن واپس بھیجنے میں کامیاب رہے جنہوں نے مدد کی خاطر ہائی کمیشن میں رابطہ کر کے اپنا اندراج کرایا۔ یہ شہری جنوبی افریقہ اور پانچ دیگر ممالک بوٹسوانا ، لیسوتھو ، موزمبیق ، سوازی لینڈ اور زمبابوے میں لاک ڈاون کی وجہ سے پھنس گئے تھے۔ پاکستان واپس جانے والوں میں وہ لوگ شامل ہیں جو سیاحت یا کاروباری مقاصد کے لئے جنوبی افریقہ آئے تھے۔ بوٹسوانا میں 8 ، سوازیلینڈ میں 9 ، موزمبیق میں 7 ، زمبابوے میں 7 اور لیسوتھو میں 2 افراد کے علاوہ زیادہ تر پاکستانی شہریوں کا تعلق کیپ ٹاؤن اور جوہانسبرگ سے ہے۔ لاک ڈاون کے اقدامات پر سختی سے عمل درآمد اور شاہراہوں اور سرحدی چوکیوں پر نقل و حرکت پر پابندی کے باوجود ، ہائی کمیشن نے جنوبی افریقہ کی حکومت سے خصوصی اجازت نامہ حاصل کیا جس کے تحت ہائی کمیشن پڑوسی ممالک میں پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانی شہریوں کے انخلا میں ان کی مدد کرنے میں کامیاب رہا۔ پاکستان ہائی کمیشن نے ان پھنسے ہوئے شہریوں کو پاکستان واپسی میں آسانی فراہم کرنے کے ساتھ ساتھ ان کے بورڈنگ اور رہائش کا بندوبست بھی کیا اور ان کو اشیائے خوردونوش مہیا کرنے سمیت دیگر تمام بنیادی ضروریات زندگی کا بھی خیال رکھا۔ یہ فلائٹ آپریشن سیلف سپورٹ کی بنیاد پر کیا گیا۔ اسی طیارے سے پاکستان میں پھنسے ہوئے 90 جنوبی افریقہ کے شہریوں کو بھی ان کے وطن واپس لوٹایا جائے گا۔ ہائی کمیشن پاکسان اس موقع پر جنوبی افریقہ کی حکومت خصوصا ڈیپارٹمنٹ آف انٹرنیشنل ریلیشن اینڈ کوآپریشن اور ڈیپارٹمنٹ آف ہوم افئیرز کاانسانی ہمدردی کی بنیاد پر ہماری مدد کرنے پر تہہ دل سے مشکور ہے

20 April 2020

 

High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra

COVID-19: Pakistani Community Participation in Relief Efforts As part of the series of Videoconference meetings with the community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Commissioner, Mr. Babar Amin, held a meeting with the Pakistani community members from Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania today.

The Conference afforded a useful opportunity to exchange views on the difficulties being faced by the Pakistani community in Australia and the efforts being made by the diaspora individually and collectively to address them. The High Commissioner apprised the community members about the measures that the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistani Missions in Australia had taken so far and the roadmap ahead to help Pakistanis in Australia during these difficult times. He informed the participants that the Pakistani Missions in Australia were making efforts to coordinate efforts being put in by the various segments of the community. The Missions were also in close contact with the local authorities for this purpose. The High Commissioner especially highlighted the details of the efforts being made for the benefit of the Pakistani students in Australia. He also shared details of the coordination being made to repatriate those who intend to return to Pakistan. The High Commissioner again applauded the Pakistani community for setting an example by abiding by the rules and regulations put in place by the Australian government to get through the pandemic. He appreciated the efforts that various Pakistani organizations and associations were making to provide relief all around Australia. The community members shared details of the work being done by them from various platforms. They also appreciated the efforts made by the Pakistani Missions in Australia. Canberra 20 April 2020

Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai

First PIA flight carrying 227 stranded passengers from Dubai and Northern Emirates left for Islamabad today at 1900 hours

18 April 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah

Pakistani umrah pilgrims embarking on Saudi Airline flight SV 3800 to Pakistan. Counsel General Mr. Khalid Majid saw them off at airport travel back to Pakistan.

Press Release 18 April 2020 Saudi Airlines Special Flight SV 3800 carrying 226 leftover Pakistani Umrah pilgrims departed from Jeddah for Multan at 0930 hours this morning,. Pakistan’s Consul General at Jeddah Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto were present at the airport to see them off. This was the second special flight carrying Umrah pilgrims to Pakistan. The first flight with 250 passengers reached Pakistan on 15 April, 2020. The pilgrims conveyed special thanks and gratitude to the Saudi government for arranging their return to Pakistan through special flights. They also highly appreciated the excellent arrangements made by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for their boarding, lodging and medical assistance during their extended stay in the Kingdom due to closure of international flights. Around 470 Pakistani Umrah pilgrims, left in Saudi Arabia due to the cancellation of international flights, have returned to Pakistan through these two special Saudi Airlines flights. 18 April 2020

 

Consulate General of Pakistan New York

Consulate General New York’s Town Hall with Pakistani American community of Long Island. 16 April 2020

 

Embassy of Pakistan, Cairo

Embassy of Pakistan Cairo’s outreach to Pakistanis for food supplies and preventive medical supplies continues 16 April 2020

High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra

COVID-19: Pakistani Community Participation in Relief Efforts To take stock of the efforts being made to mitigate the difficulties being faced by the Pakistani community in Australia, in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the High Commissioner held a videoconference with the Pakistani community members from NSW and Queensland today.

The High Commissioner took the Pakistani diaspora into confidence about the measures being taken by the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistani Missions in Australia to look after the Pakistanis during these unprecedentedly difficult times. He apprised the community members about the regular inputs being given to the Governments of Pakistan and Australia about various issues being faced by our community including the details of those desirous of returning to the country. He emphasised that the Government of Pakistan was making all possible efforts to facilitate our community abroad including to repatriate them. The High Commissioner applauded the Pakistani Diaspora in Australia for being at the forefront of the relief efforts for their fellow community members. He briefed about the close coordination of relief efforts by the Pakistan High Commission and its Consulates in Australia with the community. He lauded the Pakistan Associations and Philanthropists for setting high standards of community-based fight back against the adverse fallout of the pandemic on the vulnerable communities. Appreciating the Pakistani community for abiding by the rules and regulations put in place by the Australian government, including social distancing, he advised them to remain steadfast. He also requested the community leadership to coordinate individual efforts for a meaningful impact. The Pakistani community appreciated the efforts being put in by the Pakistani Missions in Australia and reiterated commitment to work together for the benefit of those in need. They also shared details of the work being done so far individually and from the platforms of the various associations to help the needy community members, including the Pakistani International Students. Canberra 16 April 2020

 

High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra

COVID-19: Measures Taken by the High Commission for Pakistan for the Pakistani Students in Australia The High Commissioner held a Video Conference with the Pakistani students from all over Australia today.

During the conference, the High Commissioner apprised about the specific issues being faced by Pakistani students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The High Commissioner took the student community into confidence about the measures being taken by the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistani Missions in Australia to mitigate the problems facing our students in the wake of this pandemic. He enumerated the various steps already taken by the High Commission including taking up the relevant matters with the Australian government as well as the various universities across Australia where Pakistani students are enrolled. Pakistani students will also be considered on priority for the evacuation plans that the Government of Pakistan has initiated, the High Commissioner informed. The High Commissioner advised the Pakistani student’s community to remain vigilant and abide by the rules and regulations put in place by the Australian government to get through this difficult time. He also requested the student leadership to act in cohesion to help and guide those students who may have any specific needs. The students who attended the video conference appreciated the efforts being put in by the Pakistani Missions in Australia under the leadership of the High Commissioner during these unprecedented times. Canberra 15 April 2020