Embassy of Pakistan in Kuwait Public Announcements
KUWAIT: Pakistan Naval Ship “TARIQ” will be visiting Kuwait on a goodwill visit from February 01 to February 05, 2015. The ship is named after a gallant Muslim conqueror TARIQ BIN ZIYAD. His conquest of Gibralter led to the extension of the Muslim rule in Europe. The life of Tariq Bin Ziyad is full of achievements, which are a source of great inspiration to Muslims all over the world; sailors of Pakistan Navy are no exception. They take great pride in serving onboard their ship that has been named after one of the greatest leaders in Islamic history.
PNS TARIQ (D-181), the Ex-HMS AMBUSCADE is a general purpose Frigate. She was the first of the Type 21 Frigates built by Yarrows Ltd of Glasgow and launched on 17 January 1973. It was commissioned as Ex HMS AMBUSCADE into the Royal Navy on 5 September 1975 and was the seventh ship in the Royal Navy to hold this name. Her career has encompassed all aspects of a warship’s life from exercises to guard ship duties and from peacetime visits to the full heat war in Falkland Islands.
This ship was commissioned as a PNS TARIQ on 28 July 1993 at DAVEN PORT, play mouth (UK). This is third ship in Pakistan Navy to hold this name. The first was HMPS TARIQ, which was inherited from Royal Indian Navy soon after independence in 1947. The second was a gearing class Destroyer, which was commissioned on 9 September 1978, after rendering 12 years of glorious service, the ship was decommissioned and handed over to Maritime Security Agency in 1990.
PNS Tariq has undergone a major modification in regard to her weapons and sensors. Major modernization of the ship was carried out indigenously by replacing the obsolete Command Systems, weapon and sensors.
The Commanding Officer of PNS Tariq Captain Waqar Muhammad TI (M) PN was commissioned in Pakistan Navy on 01 July 1992. He is a Communication specialist, qualified Air War Course from Air War College PAF and Master of Science in System Engineering from Naval Post-Graduates School, Monterey, USA. He has been assigned on numerous operational, field and staff appointments during his 22 year of commissioned service. Prominent field assignments include Divisional Officer PNA, O I/C PN HFDF Setup and Instructor PN Communication School/Electronic Warfare Training Center. His important staff appointments include Director of Signals at Naval Headquarters, Fleet Operations Officer and LNO to CCTF-151 at Bahrain. He has also served as an Executive Officer PNS TARIQ & PNS RAHBER, Communication Officer PNS TIPPU SULTAN and First Lieutenant PNS NASR.
He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1st October 2012. He assumed the duties of Commanding Officer PNS BABUR in September 2013 and presently serving as Commanding Officer PNS TARIQ since May 2014. During the stay in Kuwait, the Captain of the ship will pay courtesy calls on the dignitaries of Kuwait Navy. A reception onboard will also be arranged which would be attended by the high civil and military officials of the State of Kuwait, diplomats, notables and representatives of the Pakistani community.
Pakistan Naval ships periodically undertake goodwill visits to the State of Kuwait which provide a good opportunity to Pakistan Navy officials to interact with their Kuwaiti counterparts. Such visits also help in further cementing the historical relations.
Embassy of Pakistan: A candle light vigil and Dua (Prayers) will be held in the Embassy of Pakistan, Kuwait on Thursday, 18 December 2014 from 5 pm in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. Please join us to show solidarity with the families of the victims and prayers for the Shuhada particularly the 132 young students
Embassy of Pakistan: The Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait, H.E. Muhammad Aslam Khan, and the officers and staff of the Embassy and their families express their utmost shock and grief over the loss of the precious lives of a large number of school children and other innocent citizens in the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on 16 December 2014. May Allah Almighty rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant the bereaved families the courage to bear this irreparable loss!
They strongly condemn the terrorist attack and express the confidence that such cowardly acts would not weaken the determination of the Pakistani nation and its brave armed forces to eliminate terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations.
The Ambassador today attended a crowded Ghaibana Namaze Janaza held in Kuwait attended by Pakistani community members, Kuwaiti friends and other nationalities. A wreath-laying ceremony and Dua would be held in the Chancery premises of the Embassy on 18 December 2014 at 1100 hours.
A condolence book has been opened in the Embassy for the diplomatic corps from 16 to 18 December for signing between 1000 to 1500 hours.
17 December 20014
Embassy of Pakistan: The Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, today called on H.E. Sheikh Slaman Sabah Salem Al-Hamood Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State of Youth Affairs of Kuwait. The Ambassador briefed the Minister on the desire of Pakistani leadership to expand cooperation between the two brotherly countries in diverse fields.
The meeting focused on enhancing cooperation in the fields of media, culture and youth affairs. The Minister assured the Ambassador of his full support to the Embassy's efforts in this regard.
KUWAIT: The Ambassador of Pakistan, His Excellency Mr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, accompanied by the Commercial Secretary, Mr. Agha Saeed Ahmad, visited Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) this morning. The Ambassador was warmly welcomed by Mr. Ali M. Thunaian Al-Ghanim, President KCCI. The two sides had a detailed exchange of views on the modalities of enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait in the critical areas of trade and investment.
The Ambassador highlighted the vast trade potential that existed between the two countries and the growing investment opportunities in Pakistan. He briefed President KCCI on the upcoming "Expo-Pak", the biggest annual trade fair of Pakistan to be held in Karachi from 26 February to 01 March, 2015.
The two sides agreed that there was need for intensified efforts to bring cooperation in the areas of trade and investment at par with the close brotherly relations between the two countries at the political level.
KUWAIT (Embassy of Pakistan): In a simple and graceful ceremony held at Bayan Palace this morning, Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Muhammad Aslam Khan, presented his Letters of Credence to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait. The audience with the Amir, preceded by formal guard of honour, was attended by H.E. Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri Affairs, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid, H.E. Undersecretary of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri Affairs, H.E. Director of Al-Diwani Affairs Office and H.E. Director of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mrs. Aslam Khan and Embassy officers were also present on the occasion.
The Amir was pleased to receive the Ambassador with great warmth and affection in keeping with the traditions of the close and cordial ties between the two countries. He congratulated the Ambassador on his important assignment.
The Ambassador conveyed warm greetings and sincere regards to His Highness the Amir on behalf of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan. Referring to the traditionally close and brotherly ties between the two countries, the Amir assured the Ambassador of full support and cooperation by the Government of Kuwait in the fulfillment of his assignment in Kuwait.
The Ambassador extended warm congratulations on behalf of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan and on his own behalf, on bestowing by the United Nations of the honour of “Humanitarian Leader” on His Highness the Amir of Kuwait and the award of “Humanitarian Center” to the State of Kuwait in recognition of Kuwait’s outstanding contributions in the humanitarian fields around the world.
During the audience lasting about 15 minutes, His Highness the Amir was pleased to discuss with the Ambassador a broad range of important bilateral issues and ways and means of expanding cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields.