Published On: Thu, Dec 6th, 2018
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Farewell lunch for outgoing Pakistani ambassador

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Jeddah: Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah held a farewell lunch for the outgoing Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Saddique, in Jeddah.

The lunch was attended by all officers including the Consul General Mr. Shehryar Akbar Khan.

While speaking at the occasion Khan Hasham said that the friendship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan is above personalities and has its roots in the peoples of both the countries. He said that the people to people contact between the two countries has provided base to these relations and it has been strengthened with each passing day.

He said that he enjoyed every day of his stay in the kingdom due to two major reasons. First reason, he said, is the closeness to the holiest places of the Muslims, and opportunity to perform the holy religious “ibadat”. Second is the opportunity to serve the large diaspora of the Pakistani community living in the kingdom, he added. He termed the service to the community as sacred duty. He said that he tried to perform to best of his abilities and expressed his satisfaction over his stay in kingdom in terms of services to the Pakistani community. While appreciating the consulate officers’ commitment towards their work, he advised them to assist the community in best possible way adding that hard work is key to success.

Ambassador Khan Hasham expressed his gratitude to the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the Saudi government for providing him an enabling and conducive environment to serve both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He said that it was an honour for him to serve his mother land as well as the kingdom, being the most sacred place for the Muslims of world.

Earlier Consul General Shehryar Akbar Khan appreciated the Ambassador for his fruitful stay in Saudi Arabia adding that Ambassadors’ personal interest in the community matters has motivated us to perform even better.

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