- Says diaspora making Pakistan proud with their successes
WASHINGTON DC: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said “The unity among diaspora was critical for interests of the Country and better Pak-US relations. It would also create new opportunities for our future generations.”
The ambassador made these remarks while addressing a gathering of Pakistani-American community at Pakistan Farm House in Maryland. The gathering organized by Sahi and Gondal brothers comprised community leaders from all shades and walks of life.
While highlighting the achievements of Pakistani diaspora in their professional as well as in political lives, he said that the successes of Pakistani community make the people of Pakistan proud.
Noting strong linkages of the diaspora with their motherland and projection of Pakistani culture by the community in the United States, the ambassador said that the community could serve as a bridge between Pakistan and the United States.
Ambassador Masood Khan also highlighted valuable contributions being made by diaspora in Pakistan in a range of business and economic activities.
On Pak-US relations, Masood Khan said that efforts were afoot to further strengthen Pak-US relations and to promote cooperation in all possible areas of mutual interest.
In this context the ambassador referred to high level dialogues between the two counties in a host of areas including climate change, health, security and energy. He expressed the hope that these efforts would witness positive results.
“We have been partners in war and peace. But the present era is of cooperation in trade, investment, education, health and technology. We have made significant progress during past few months and we expect positive results of these efforts,” he said.
On a question about Jammu and Kashmir, the ambassador said that Pakistan continues to work at all platforms including the United Nations for the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.
The ambassador thanked Mr. Moazzam Sahi and his brothers for uniting all the community leaders under one roof and displaying unity among the diaspora.