Envoys-designate present their credentials to President Alvi


President calls upon international community to play role in resolving Kashmir dispute
Zubair Qureshi
Ambassadors and high commissioners-designate of different countries presented their credentials to President Arif Alvi on Wednesday and held separate meetings with him. Those who formally joined their respective missions as heads after submission of their papers to the president include ambassadors and high commissioners of Palestine, Russian Federation, Portugal, Australia, and Kazakhstan. Ambassador-designate of the Netherlands Wouter Plomp is scheduled to present his credentials to the president on Thursday (today). While welcoming and felicitating the new envoys on Pakistan’s land, the president hoped they would contribute to further strengthen relations with Pakistan during their diplomatic stint in Pakistan. While referring to the atrocities committed by occupying Indian forces, President Dr Alvi urged the international community to play its role in resolution of the decade-old dispute and help Kashmiris in the region where fundamental human rights were blatantly violated by the occupying Indian armed forces. He asked the envoys to convey the gravity of situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and do something to reduce pain and sufferings of the Kashmiri people.
The president said Pakistan was for peace and its people and forces have rendered enormous scarifies for the sake of peace at home and in the world.
He said the fascist Indian regime has endangered the peace in the region and the world at large.
He said Pakistan wants to further strengthen its relations with all friendly countries.The president emphasized that today’s Pakistan provides very conducive environment for better investment and business opportunities, and hoped that investors from these countries will avail them by investing in diverse areas.
He said regular exchange of bilateral delegations is essential for strengthening people-to-people contact and forging strong political and economic linkages.
The president felicitated the newly appointed Ambassadors and High Commissioner to Pakistan and hoped that they would work for further strengthening the existing ties of their respective country with Pakistan.