ISLAMABAD, Jun 2 (APP): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to
UK, Syed Ibne Abbas has stated that by the grace of Allah
Almighty, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was on the path of fast recovery with the prayers of the entire nation.
He (Nawaz Sharif) would soon be discharging his
responsibilities with even greater focus and energy, the High
Commissioner said while speaking at a dinner hosted in honour of the UK-based Pakistani media persons in London on Wednesday night, a message received here on Thursday said.
The purpose of the event, organized by the Pakistan High
Commission, was to further enhance interaction with the
Pakistani media and update them on the developments and
initiatives taken by the High Commission in the recent past.
A large number of media persons comprising editors,
reporters, anchor persons, columnists, cameramen and
photographers were in attendance.
Speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner also
congratulated the Pakistani community on epoch making election of Mayor Sadiq Khan and hoped that it would help inspire our youth and community at large.
The High Commissioner said the narrative about Pakistan
was changing in the UK positively in view of the enhanced
investment opportunities created by the China Pakistan
Economic Corridor (CPEC), and improved security environment of the country.
The High Commissioner apprised the media about the
improvements in Consular Services in line with the
instructions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
He particularly mentioned about provisions introduced
for persons with special needs, that include separate access
for wheel chairs, access to all floors and other essential
He apprised that the Consular Services were continuously
being modernized by starting online booking of appointments, launching of interactive website, compiling of email database for dissemination of information and recently the Wifi was also made available for the visitors in the Consular Hall.
Similarly, the NADRA and Machine Readable Passport
(MRP), services are also available at the London Mission as
well as all the four Consulates in Manchester, Birmingham,
Bradford and Glasgow, which has resolved a long standing issue of the community, added the High Commissioner.
The High Commissioner also shared with the media the
elaborate plans envisioned by the High Commission for the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan and asked for media’s support to carry out those social and cultural activities.
The High Commissioner commended the excellent role of
the Pakistani media in the UK and said they were a guiding
force for the community as well as the High Commission.
The media persons greatly appreciated High Commission’s
efforts to engage with media and general community.