Mr. Jauhar Saleem delivered a keynote speech
H.E. the Ambassador Mr. Jauhar Saleem delivered a keynote speech at the “Pakistan Evening” organized by the Embassy with coordination of the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin on 26 July 2016. The event was part of the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World “the Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions” and was attended by around 200 participants including diplomats, international organizations and media personnel. Other speakers included Mr. Jamal Ahmed Qaiser, Diplomatic Council Business Ambassador and UN Commission. In his speech the Ambassador enlightened the facts about Pakistan’s rich history and culture. He added that with the great sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani Security Forces and civilians alike, the security situation in Pakistan has improved a lot with 90% decrease in terrorist activities. The ongoing military operation in tribal areas of Pakistan has proven to be a game changer in the region with killing of notorious terrorists, apprehending their facilitators and supporters. This fact has been acknowledged by many countries including Germany and is considered a success story in the war on terror. The Ambassador highlighted that due to the improved security environment, Pakistan’s economic indicators are improving greatly which have been duly acknowledged in the IMF review, World Bank and Moody’s assessment reports etc., resulting in increased opportunities for investment and doing business in Pakistan. The Ambassador also touched upon the recent crisis in the Indian Occupied Kashmir where innocent civilians are being subjected to inhuman oppression by the Indian Forces. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, based on UN resolutions. Video documentaries on Pakistan as well as on the plight of Kashmir were also screened during the event followed by live performance by Ustad Ashraf Shareef Khan. Pakistani cuisine was the main attraction at the conclusion of the programme.

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