LONDON: Pakistan High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan held a virtual interaction with the Pakistani community in Birmingham on 15 February 2021 and discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to them. The event was organized by the Consulate of Pakistan, Birmingham in line with the vision of the Prime Minister to keep close contact with the Pakistani community abroad. The diaspora members belonging to various walks of life including politics, health, education, business, social service and media attended the meeting.
In his remarks, the High Commissioner said that welfare of the community was his priority and briefed the participants about the continued efforts of the Mission and its Consulates to provide efficient and seamless consular services to the community.
The High Commissioner appreciated the role of Pakistani community in strengthening ties between Pakistan and the UK. He also thanked the diaspora for their continued support to the cause of Kashmir and assured that Pakistan would always stand with the Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination.
The High Commissioner reiterated his advice to the community to avail COVID-19 Vaccine at the earliest opportunity and not to pay heed to any disinformation being spread in this regard. He said vaccination is the only way to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic. He also urged the community to fully participate in the upcoming census in the UK.
The community members appreciated the High Commission’s outreach efforts and gave useful suggestions to further improve the services. They particularly gave ideas about developing linkages between the two countries in the fields of education, health and business, which the High Commissioner welcomed and assured all possible assistance. He also appreciated the suggestions regarding preservation and promotion of Pakistani culture and language for the young generation of the British Pakistanis in the UK.
Since, face to face meetings are not possible during the pandemic; the High Commissioner has started virtual interactions with the community living in various parts of the UK.