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July 21, 2019

Pakistan hires lobbying firm to improve ties with US

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July 21, 2019

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Embassy here has hired a known lobbying firm to help advance the country’s interests in the US.

The agreement with the lobbying firm known as Holland & Knight was signed in presence of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the embassy on Friday.

The firm was represented by Tom Reynolds, a leading Republican and former Congressman from New York. He will partner with other former members of Congress, former senior administration officials, Capitol Hill veterans and other professional experts, the embassy said in a statement.

The Pakistani Embassy in the US had no lobbyist in the past six years. Both parties have not revealed the cost that Pakistani will pay for the lobbying services.

FM Qureshi said he was confident that Holland & Knight would be able to work efficiently with the Pakistani embassy to advance Pakistan’s interests in the US.

Reynolds thanked the foreign minister for reposing confidence in Holland & Knight.

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