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Govt committed to providing voting rights to overseas Pakistanis: Alvi

By Sabah
October 11, 2021
Govt committed to providing voting rights to overseas Pakistanis: Alvi

DUBAI: President Dr Arif Alvi and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum have reiterated the resolve to further solidify the multifaceted bilateral relationship.

In a meeting held at Leaders Pavilion of Dubai Expo 2020, the two leaders reaffirmed to strengthen the existing close fraternal relations between Pakistan and the UAE in diverse fields. The president and UAE premier also reviewed prospects of growing bilateral ties on all fronts while discussing a number of regional and international issues of interest.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Arif Alvi underlined that the Expo 2020 was a landmark event not only for the UAE but also for the whole region. The president also apprised the UAE prime minister of continued and blatant violations of fundamental human rights of the Kashmiri people by occupying Indian forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

Speaking at a dinner hosted in his honour by the Pakistani-origin businessmen in the United Arab Emirates, president said the immense potential of Pakistan’s tourism sector could lead to sustainable development and prove as a major source of revenue for the country.

He said it is time for Pakistan to emerge on the global tourism map as a preferred tourist destination. He said the government is committed to providing voting rights to overseas Pakistanis.