Embassy of Pakistan in Kuwait Public Announcements
The Ambassador of Pakistan to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Muhammad Aslam Khan, has, in a statement, strongly condemned the suicide terrorist attack at a Mosque in Kuwait during Friday prayers today.
On behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, and on his own behalf, he conveyed heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies to His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, the entire government and people of Kuwait, and to the bereaved families on the loss of precious lives and injuries to a large number of innocent people.
The Ambassador expressed the solidarity of the government and people of Pakistan with their Kuwait brothers in combating the evils of terrorism and extremism.
Embassy of Pakistan: Mr. Mohammad Nasser Al-Sayer, Chairman Sayer Group of Companies, visited the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan today at on the invitation of the Ambassador, His Excellency Muhammad Aslam Khan.
During the course of the meeting the two sides discussed at length the modalities of exploring the opportunities of mutual cooperation in trade & investment in Pakistan. Mr. Al-Sayer evinced keen interest in investing in relevant sectors in Pakistan. The Ambassador assured him of the Embassy's full support and cooperation in facilitating his interaction with the relevant authorities and the private sector in Pakistan in this regard.
During the holy month of Ramadan Al Karim, the office timings of the embassy of Pakistan would be from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The consular services would also be available during the office timings.
Embassy of Pakistan: The Embassy of Pakistan expresses its deepest sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives of the Ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines; the spouses of the Ambassador of Indonesia and High Commissioner of Malaysia; and the shahadat of the brave pilots and crew of the helicopter that crashed this morning at Naltar, Gilgit. The Embassy wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the bereaved families.
The Ambassador of Pakistan, Muhammad Aslam Khan, has also sympathized with the Ambassadors of the relevant countries in Kuwait.
Ladies and Gentlemen!
I have seen many media comments in Pakistan and abroad on the Yemen crisis, particularly after the Resolution passed by the Parliament on 10th April. I think it is necessary to clarify Pakistan’s position on different dimensions of the crisis.
From the very start, Pakistan’s policy was based on the following principles:
The Resolution passed by the Parliament on 10th April, fully endorses these principles and strengthens the hands of the Government for playing a positive and constructive role. The Resolution has affirmed, in clear and categorical terms, that any violation of the Saudi territorial sovereignty or threat to the two Holy Mosques will evoke a strong response from Pakistan. This assurance has been given despite the massive commitment of our armed forces in the on-going Operation Zarb-e-Azab, in which hundreds of our brave soldiers and security personnel have laid down their lives.
We have already intensified contacts with Saudi Arabia to monitor the ground situation and possible threats to the security and territorial integrity of the Kingdom. We believe that the restoration of President Hadi’s government will be an important step forward towards establishing peace in Yemen.
I also conveyed to the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mr. Javad Zarif during his visit to Pakistan on 8-9th April that the violent overthrow of the legitimate government in Yemen by the Houthis had set a dangerous precedent that was fraught with serious risks for the entire region. I also urged him to use Iran’s influence to bring the Houthis to the negotiating table.
We are also in touch with other GCC countries to assure them that their disappointment was based on an apparent misinterpretation of Parliament’s Resolution. Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners, especially at a time when their security is under threat.
My government continues to follow the policy of fortifying and strengthening the bonds of friendship with the Gulf countries. There should be no doubt about our policy of solidarity with the GCC States.
Some media reports are speculative and tend to create misunderstanding between Pakistan and its Arab brothers. We have not responded to these speculations because we believe that public comments would be counter-productive.
Pakistan will intensify its diplomatic efforts in the coming days, in consultation with the leadership of Saudi Arabia, to resolve the crisis.
KUWAIT: The Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, today called on H.E. Lt. Gen. Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the State of Kuwait. The meeting focused on cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait in the various defence fields. The meeting took place in the traditionally warm and cordial atmosphere. The Ambassador underlined the need for intensifying cooperation in the areas of mutual interest and mutual benefit.
KUWAIT: A flag hoisting ceremony was held in the Embassy of Pakistan, Kuwait this morning on the occasion of Pakistan Day 2015. A large number of the members of Pakistani community, including community notables, students, women and children attended the ceremony. Representatives of ethnic and local Kuwaiti media were also present.
First time at the embassy 14 meter long flag carried by the attendees.
Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait, H.E. Muhammad Aslam Khan, hoisted the national flag and read out the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Addressing the gathering, Ambassador Aslam Khan highlighted the significance of the adoption of Pakistan resolution in the history of the struggle of Pakistan. He noted that having overcome numerous challenges, the Pakistani nation, in keeping with the spirit of Pakistan Day, had a clear vision of the way ahead towards peace and prosperity. He urged the Pakistani community to play their role in bringing Pakistan and Kuwait closer, especially through promoting cooperation in trade and investment and projecting Pakistan’s rich culture and traditions.
The ceremony concluded with dua for Pakistan’s security, stability, peace and prosperity. This was followed by cake cutting and serving of refreshments.