ISLAMABAD: September 17 – Pakistan's Ambassador designate to Austria, Aftab Ahmad Khokhar called on President Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 17 (APP): President Dr. Arif Alvi on Thursday said that the real face of India needed to be exposed as it had unleashed a reign of terror against the innocent population of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) and other minority groups.

He made these remarks during the meetings with Pakistan’s Ambassadors-designate to
Austria and Sweden, who separately called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The President asked the Ambassadors-designate to highlight atrocities and human rights violations by the Indian security forces in IIOJ&K at various fora during their interactions  with dignitaries, a press release issued by the President Media Office here said.

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Talking to Ambassador-designate to Austria, Aftab Ahmad Khokhar, he said that Pakistan
highly valued its ties with Austria which were based on commonality of views and mutual
respect. The President asked the Ambassador to make endeavors to promote high level contacts  and increase volume of bilateral trade between the two countries.

He asked the Ambassador to encourage Austrian companies to invest in different sectors
like agriculture, thermal and renewable energy. The President also appreciated the Austrian contribution in establishing the Institute of  Applied Sciences and Technology in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He urged the Ambassador to make efforts to enhance linkages between universities of  the two countries.

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Speaking to Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Sweden, Zahoor Ahmad, the President
said that Pakistan attached importance to its ties with Sweden and wanted to further
enhance bilateral cooperation with Sweden in different fields. He asked the Ambassador to make concerted efforts to enhance trade, economic and  vocational training cooperation between the two countries.