Dec 24 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large, Javed Malik is organizing an
International Conference to support Democracy in Islamabad in which leading
members of British Parliament will be taking part in January 2009. The event is
expected to further strengthen relations between people of two countries.
This is a
part of a wide ranging public diplomcy efforts initiated by him since his
appointment as Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large. Javed Malik’s efforts are aimed
at promoting a positive image of the country, and foster diplomatic support for
Pakistan across the globe, particularly among the countries comprising Friends
of Pakistan group, which was launched on the sidelines of the last UN General
focus on highlighting a positive image of Pakistan, and foster people to people
contacts. Additionally, he has also launched the Pakistan International Forum,
which aims at providing a platform to promote Pakistan’s interests globally
particularly through cultivating cultural, business, and social contacts between
people of Pakistan with people around the world.
As part of
his work the Ambassador at Large, Javed Malik has invited five members of
British Parliament to visit Pakistan to take part in an International Conference
to support a Democratic Pakistan, and to hold meetings with the leadership of
the country as well as the interact with members of the public. The delegation
of Pakistan International Forum comprising Friends of Pakistan from British
Parliament, is expected also call on President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister
Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza, Leader of
the Opposition in the Parliament, besides Federal Ministers and others.
Pakistan from the British Parliament will also address the international
conference entitled “Democracy in Pakistan: New Challenges and Opportunities”,
being arranged by Javed Malik, in the Federal Capital in second week of January
under the patronge of the Prime Minister.
International Conference is aimed at extending support to a democratic Pakistan
and to highlight the positive opportunities created by the advent of democracy
in Pakistan. It would also raise awareness on the challenges facing the country,
and the opportunities that a democractic Pakistan creates for the world
community. It would also call on the world community to support Pakistan in its
vision for a democratic and progressive Pakistan
to the conference, and their official engagements Ambassador Javed Malik will be
hosting a reception for the Friends of Pakistan from British Parliament in which
leading members of civil society, media, as well as the business community will
be invited to interact with the visiting delegation with a view of promoting
cultural and business ties between Pakistan and Great Britain.
expected that a Pak‑UK Friendship society will also to be announced which will
further strengthen close ties between the people of both countries.