Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz while emphasizing Pak-Saudi bilateral relations, commended the services of the Saudi government, especially in the current Covid-19 pandemic.
He was speaking to a webinar organized by Pakistan Doctors Group (PDG) in Riyadh in connection with Pakistan’s Independence Day.
The webinar brought together a galaxy of Pakistani diplomats, intellectuals, health practitioners, educationists and economists.
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Raja Ali Ejaz also extended his warm greetings to the Pakistani community and highlighted the significance of the day.
National anthems of both Pakistan and Saudi were played on this occasion as a note of tribute to Pak-Saudi friendship.
The participants of the webinar highlighted the significance of Independence Day and emphasized the great sacrifices of the Muslims leaders under the exemplary patronage of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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They also underlined Pakistan’s regional and global importance citing the historical, geo-strategic location and rich natural resources of our beloved country.
In their live messages with great patriotic zeal and fervor, they eulogized great services of Pakistani doctors for Pakistani community and paid sincere tributes to King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and his team for the unprecedented role to ensure regional and international peace and integrity especially in the Muslim Ummah.
They called upon all the citizens of Pakistan to contribute in welfare and development and collective building of the nation.
We are patriotic Pakistanis ready to offer our services for our nationals across the globe, they remarked in their online address to the community.
Rich tributes paid to founding figures of Pakistan
A recorded video message of renowned script writer and TV host Anwar Maqsood was also shared with the participants. Maj Gen (R) Khawar Hanif also extended his Jashan Azadi greetings with the participants in absentia.
Dr Asad Ullah Roomi paid great tributes to leaders of Pakistan freedom movement that coined us an independent homeland. He also apprised the participants about the scope of services PDGR is providing to the underprivileged community in Riyadh.
He greatly appreciated the help and support by PDGR executive and general body members, community members and Pakistan Embassy in this noble cause.
We have never and will not ditch Pakistan: Saudi ambassador
In another development, Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki said Pakistan is their home and his country has and will never leave Pakistan alone.
“Saudi-Arabia Pakistan relations are like the relations of two brothers. We consider Pakistan our home. We have been playing role for the development of Pakistan. We have never and will not ditch Pakistan ”, he said this during his meeting with Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar here Saturday.
Governor Punjab said on the occasion, the ideal relations between the two countries are a matter of pride for 220 million people of Pakistan. The heart of the people of two countries throb with each other. They are tied in the strong bonds of fraternity, affection and brotherhood.
Saudi Arabia always walks with Pakistan shoulder to shoulder. Our relations are rock solid. Saudi government cooperation and contribution to the development of Pakistan is highly commendable.
Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk