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Overseas Pakistanis our indispensable asset: Pak Envoy to Germany PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Aug 10 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany Abdul Basit has said that around seven million overseas Pakistanis, who are playing a very important role in country’s progress, are indispensable asset.This, he stated, at an Iftar-reception organized by the Pakistani community in Berlin on Thursday evening, said a message received here from Berlin on Friday.The Ambassador said that despite many odds and difficulties due to security situation in the region, Pakistan had made progress in many fields.Restoration of democratic system, emergence of vibrant civil society and media, constitutional and political reforms and provincial autonomy are some of the few examples of positive developments that have taken place in Pakistan, he added.He strongly dismissed the misplaced pessimistic narrative about Pakistan underlining that the people of Pakistan being democratic and moderate were destined to achieve a prosperous Pakistan. Basit said it was a matter of immense satisfaction that the Pakistani community had the most positive image among the ethnic minorities in Germany. This was also acknowledged by the German leadership.

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