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CONSULATE GENERAL OF PAKISTAN, DUBAI UAE

February 19, 2024

Proud moment to welcome and promote Pakistani products in UAE. Tirmizi
Ambassador, Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Pakistan’s Envoy to the UAE inaugurated the Pakistan Pavilion at Zaa’beel Hall 6, World Trade Centre Dubai at the five-day Gulf Food Exhibition starting from today.
The Ambassador said that it was a proud moment to welcome Pakistani exhibitors showcasing their food products in the region’s largest food exhibition. “About 100 Pakistani enterprises related to food industry are participating in the Gulf Food this year. It is extremely encouraging that exports of Pakistani food related items to the region have increased by 40% in just one year time, especially rice and meat have witnessed sharp increase ”, added the Ambassador.
The ambassador said that it was very inspiring to have seen Pakistani dairy products making an impressive ingress to the UAE and other Gulf countries. “Pakistan is one of the largest milk producers in the world and luckily we have numerous dairy products’ exporters in Gulf Food this year”, added Mr. Tirmizi.
Mr. Tirmizi emphasized that considering the huge natural potential of Pakistan, increasing exports is the way forward for achieving economic prosperity for the country. “Our farmers, agro-based industrialists and businessmen are the backbone of our national economy who must focus on enhancing exports by targeting untapped markets”, stressed the Ambassador.
The Gulf Food is a massive exhibition with participation from more than 100 countries attracting food products from across the globe. Pakistani exhibitors including rice, dairy products, spices, herbals, beverages, etc are taking part in the ongoing exhibition.
The Ambassador along with Hussain Muhammad, Consul General at Pakistan Consulate Dubai, Mr. Adeem Khan, Commercial Counsellor and other senior officials of the Pakistani Mission visited numerous stalls setup by Trade Development Authority Pakistan.
Congratulating the organizers of Pakistan Pavilion, Ambassador, Faisal Niaz Tirmizi encouraged Pakistani exporters to further enhance their participation in the upcoming exhibition and other exports promotion activities. He assured the participants of fullest support and assistance from the embassy in achieving the shared goal of increasing exports to the region.
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EMBASSY OF PAKISTAN ABU DHABI, UAE
February 11, 2024

Abu Dhabi Dialogue has focussed on enhancing women jobs along with mitigating labour issues says Tirmizi

Extending appreciation to the government of UAE for hosting the event, Ambassador Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Pakistan’s Envoy to the UAE addressed the 7th Ministerial Consultation of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) here in Abu Dhabi, today. Pakistan is the current chair of ADD.

Highlighting the role of the forum, the Ambassador said that is a unique dialogue that brings 17 member states from Gulf and Asia together with the core objective to address issues of common interests pertaining to labour mobility. He further said that the platform has a key role in establishing the principle of protecting rights of migrant workers, which is the common responsibility of labour-sending and labour-receiving countries.

“Technology is changing demands for various skills and we need to be innovative in meeting changing labour demands. There is dire need for diversifying skill sets and engagement aimed at developing skills mobility partnerships”, emphasized Mr. Tirmizi.

Mr Tirmizi lauded the efforts of Abu Dhabi Dialogue focussing on women in green jobs and that women can fill critical skills gaps in industries including renewable energy. “Climate change and natural disasters including floods are the gravest challenges that have emphasized the significance of collective efforts to mitigate losses and build back better. The outcome of COP28 under the UAE’s presidency has reaffirmed the need to counter this challenge”, underlined the Ambassador.

“Migration and future of work, relationship between migration and climate change, and the health of migrants – complement more established Abu Dhabi Dialogue priorities. These require raising standards of recruitment, addressing mutual recognition and certification of skills, leveraging technology to enhance labour dispute settlement mechanisms, and strengthening inter-regional and international cooperation”, said Mr Tirmizi.

The Ambassador expressed gratitude on behalf of the Government of Pakistan for all the support extended by the ADD Secretariat and the advisory committee during the current chair’s cycle.

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EMBASSY OF PAKISTAN ABU DHABI, UAE

February 10, 2024

Need for Social Security Paradigm and Reintegration in Home Countries stressed by Pakistan

Ambassador Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) represented Pakistan at the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) here in Abu Dhabi, today. Pakistan is the current Chair of the ADD.

Mr. Junaid Murtaza, Community Welfare Attache (CWA), Pakistan Consulate General, Dubai delivered the statement on behalf of Pakistan. In his remarks, he said that the forum provides an important opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion and dialogue regarding safe, orderly, and regular labor movement in one of the largest temporary labor migration corridors. He further said that Pakistan is of the view that the Abu Dhabi Dialogue serves as a platform for multilateral and multi-dimensional collaboration, bringing together leaders, policymakers, experts and stakeholders. It provides a mechanism to foster interconnectivity, enhance collaborations, and promote the exchange of ideas for lasting solutions related to temporary labor migration, he added.

The CWA said that Pakistan considers that the deliberations held at the ADD would help in addressing the challenges and exploring opportunities to ensure protection of migrant workers and enabling countries of origin and destination to get maximum benefits from the temporary labor migration.

CWA informed that the Chair and Secretariat have prepared a series of reports with the help of experts that would be presented to the Ministers at the Seventh Ministerial Consultation, tomorrow. Pakistan suggested to devise a comprehensive Social Security paradigm within Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s labour migration corridor and also provide an enabling environment for migrant workers in their respective home countries for their dignified return and reintegration.

Pakistan thanked the Government of UAE for its resolve to act as the Permanent Secretariat of Abu Dhabi Dialogue and appreciated the role of the Advisory Committee and Experts and Researchers in their assistance in formulating policy directions for governmental representatives of ADD member states.

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CONSULATE GENERAL OF PAKISTAN DUBAI, UAE

Dubai: February 5, 2024

A special ceremony was organized in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai. Members of the Pakistani and Kashmiri communities attended the ceremony.
On this occasion, Consul General Of Pakistan Hussain Muhammad thanked the participants and said that February 5 is a day of solidarity with the oppressed and unarmed brothers and sisters of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOKK).
“This day is a day to draw the attention of the international community to the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, according to which the only and final solution to the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOKK) dispute will be through a democratic means of free and fair plebiscite as per the will of the Kashmiri people,” he said.
The Consul General further said that during the last 76 years of Indian occupation, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have bravely faced countless atrocities. He further said that the sacrifices made by Kashmiris to achieve the great cause will not go in vain.
Speaking on the occasion, the Consul General reiterated Pakistan’s national commitment to continue to extend support to the proud people of Jammu and Kashmir at the moral, political and diplomatic levels.
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