79th Death Anniversary of Dr. Allama Iqbal observed in France

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79th Death Anniversary of Dr. Allama Iqbal observed in France

21st April, 2017:   Embassy of Pakistan to France organized a conference on the theme, “Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam by Dr. Allama Iqbal: A Case Study”, to mark the 79th death anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the national poet of Pakistan in collaboration with Algerian Centre in Paris France, yesterday.

The keynote speaker Mr. Karim Ifrak a researcher, historian and specialist on muslim world at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) read a paper on the theme “Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam by Allama Iqbal: A Case Study”.

Mr. Karim Ifrak said that Allama Iqbal advised the Muslims to come out of their “intellectual paralysis” and acquired modern knowledge to appreciate and understand eternal principles of Islam which are aimed at regulating collective lives of the Muslims and to provide a foothold to them in the world of perpetual change.

While speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque said that Dr. Allama Iqbal was one of the greatest poet, thinker and philosopher of the last century. He gave the Muslims of the Sub-continent a vision for a separate homeland and Pakistan today symbolizes the legacy of this great visionary.

The Ambassador also spoke about Iqbal’s concept of Khudi – the purification of the inner soul to attain higher standards of morality, decency and self-control.

Later, the Pakistan Subhan Group of Qawwals captivated the audience with soulful recitation of poems and couplets from the poetry of Allama Iqbal.

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Qamar Bashir
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Pak Subhan Group of Qawwals Performs in Paris

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Pak Subhan Group of Qawwals Performs in Paris

 

Paris, 4th April, 2017:    Pakistani Qawwals Subhan Group gave an enthralling performance during a Qawwali Concert jointly organized by the Embassy of Pakistan to France and Radio France International to mark yearlong celebrations of 70 years of Pakistan’s Independence.

The Qawwali concert held in the spacious auditorium of Radio France International (RFI) in Paris last night attracted large number of sufi music fans from various walks of life.

The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque, who was the chief guest at the occasion, while speaking to Radio France International (RFI) said the Pakistan Embassy was happy to partner with RFI in organizing the concert as part of Embassy’s Public Diplomacy initiative launched in France under the theme ‘Celebrating Pakistan’ to show case Pakistan’s rich music traditions, beautiful landscapes and culture heritage.

He said that the Qawwali is an intrinsic part of traditional music of Pakistan and is admired in rest of the world because of its message of divine love and universal brotherhood. He praised the performance of Subhan Group, which belongs to a respectable Qawwal family of Pakistan.

During its month long stay in Europe, the Subhan Group will perform in various cities of the France and Belgium besides giving Qawwali classes to French musicians.

The Qawwali concert by Subhan Group was the second Qawwali event in Paris after successful performance of the Ayaz Farid and Abu Mohammad Qawwal Group in March this year.

Qamar Bashir
Counsellor (Press)
Embassy of Pakistan, Paris
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Pakistan Co-hosted International Nowrauz Festival at UNESCO Headquarter, Paris

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Paris, 27th March, 2017: An impressive and colourful ceremony to celebrate International Nowrouz Festival was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris today. The event was co-hosted by Pakistan alongwith other regional countries from South Asia and Central Asia.
Regional folk performance and cuisines reflecting the rich social and cultural diversity of the Nowrouz sharing countries was presented during the event.
Nowrouz has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and its celebrations promote values of reconciliation, good neighborliness, cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.
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Qamar Bashir
Counsellor (Press)
Embassy of Pakistan, Paris
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Pak Qawwals captivated French audience with their mystical performance

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Pak Qawwals captivated French audience with their mystical performance

Paris 28th March, 2017. Pakistani Qawwals Ayaz Farid and Abu Mohammad captivated the French audience with their performance in a Qawwali concert organized by the Embassy of Pakistan to France as part of its Public Diplomacy Initiative ‘celebrating Pakistan’ and as well as to mark seventy years of the Independence of Pakistan.

The Qawwali concert held in Paris last night was attended by high ranking French government officials, member of French civil society, diplomats, members of international organizations, notables of Pakistani community and media persons in large number.

Ayaz Farid and Abu Mohammad who come from an illustrious family of sufi musicians presented a soulful renditions of sufi music and won memorable appreciation form a distinguished parisien gathering.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque said that the holding of a Sufi Music event in Paris, the cultural hub of Europe, aimed to introduce Pakistan’s rich and authentic musical traditions to France and to spread the message of peace and harmony.

The Ambassador added that under ‘Celebrating Pakistan’ initiative, the Embassy has plans to organize a number of events throughout the year in France to show case Pakistan’s beautiful landscapes, culture heritage, art and crafts and the achievements of the Pakistan’s in the fields of education, business, sports, film-making and fashion.


Pakistan Embassy to France hosted a Grand Reception to March Pakistan Day

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Pakistan Embassy to France hosted a Grand Reception to March Pakistan Day

 

Paris 24th March, 2017. Embassy of Pakistan to France hosted a grand reception in Paris on 23rd March to mark the Pakistan Day.

 

Mr. Francois Pupponi, the French Parliamentarian and President of France-Pakistan Friendship Group in the French National Assembly, Mr. Xavier Lemoine Mayor of Montfermeil city, high level French dignitaries, members of the Diplomatic Corps, intellectuals, researchers, scholars, prominent Pakistani expatriates and members of French and Pakistani media attended the reception in large number.

 

During the ceremony, guests from all walks of life interacted with each other and congratulated officers and staff of the Pakistan embassy on their National Day.

 

Live Pakistani national songs alongwith impactful documentaries on Pakistan played during the reception were greatly appreciated by the participants.

 

A special corner adorned with traditional Pakistan handicrafts was also a source of attraction for the guests.

 

The guests were treated with traditional and signature Pakistani dishes.

The 77th National Day of Pakistan was celebrated in the France with national zeal and fervor

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23rd March, 2017: A Flag Hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in France, Paris today to Commemorate Pakistan day.
The ceremony was attended amongst others by the Pakistani community, officers of the missions and their families and media persons in large number.
Addressing the ceremony, the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation and other national leaders of the Pakistan Movement, who with their untiring efforts and immense sacrifices finally carved a separate homeland for the Muslims of India on 14th August, 1947. This year we are also celebrating 70 years of our independence he added.

The Ambassador said that today Pakistan stands amongst the community of nations as an important country with strong democratic institutions, a fast growing economy, independent judiciary, and free media.

He also briefed the participants about the steps taken by the government to address the issues of terrorism and extremism, eliminate power shortages, upgrade the road and railway network and education and health infrastructure ushering a new era of development and prosperity.

The Ambassador thanked the Pakistani community in France for their constructive role in projecting Pakistan’s positive image in France. He said that while our forefathers gave sacrifices to attain a homeland for us, it is our collective responsibility to make Pakistan a strong, peace loving and prosperous country for our future generations.

The massages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan issued on the occasion were also read.

Later in the evening, the Ambassador hosted a diplomatic reception to mark the Pakistan Day. French members of the parliament, high ranking civil and military officials, intellectuals, scholars and foreign diplomats in France attended the reception in large number.
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Chairman OPF Board of Governors meet notables of Pakistani Community in Paris

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Chairman OPF Board of Governors meet notables of Pakistani Community in Paris

Paris 27.01.2017. The Government has given a renewed mandate to Board of Governors of Overseas Pakistanis foundation by bringing new reforms and taking practical steps aimed at overall welfare of the community through their active involvement and participation.

This stated by Barrister Amjad Malik, the Manchester based Chairman of Board of governors of Overseas Pakistani foundation (OPF) while taking to the Pakistani Community of Paris and Paris based Pakistani Media in embassy of Pakistan during his day long visit to Paris today. Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque was also present on the occasion.

Barrister Malik briefed the community in detail about the newly constituted OPF Board of Governors, its mandate and future projects.

He said that OPF has been reactivated to provide fast and effective services to the overseas Pakistanis. A new
He said that OPF has been reactivated to provide fast and effective services to the Oversees Pakistanis. A new state of the art online Complaints Management System has been introduced, facilitation desks at all International Airports have been established and financial aid to the destitute families have been increased.

He appreciating the important role played by the Pakistani community for promoting the positive image of Pakistan and their contributions and socio economic development of in improving the economy of the country by way of sending substantial remittances to Pakistan.

During the meeting, the community members provided useful suggestions which would help government to further improve the services and take new initiatives to be announced at oversees Pakistanis Convention to be held late this year.

The Barrister Amjad Malik visited the councilor section of the Embassy and expressed his satisfaction and appreciated automatic photographic capturing machine, electronic data capturing and refreshment point provided by the Embassy to the visiting Pakistani Community.

The Barrister Amjad Malik visited the councilor section of the Embassy and expressed his satisfaction over high quality of Public Service delivery and facilities being provided to the applicant/visitors, including separate counters for various services, photograph machine, electronic data electronic data capturing and refreshment point. He also appreciated the professional and courteous behavior of the staff in the counselor section

 

Embassy holds Reception to Honour French Men and Women Cricket Teams

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Embassy holds Reception to Honour French Men and Women Cricket Teams

 

Paris, 31st January, 2017.  Pakistan will continue to support the promotion of the game of cricket in France.

 

This was stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Moin ul Haque during a reception hosted at the Embassy for the France National Men and Women Cricket Teams and winner team of Jinnah Champions Trophy in Paris, today.

 

The reception which was jointly organized by the Embassy of Pakistan and Embassy of Sri Lanka was attended by the members of French Men and Women National Cricket Teams, Mayor of the city of Druze, President France Cricket and Chief Selector France Cricket. Ambassadors from the cricket playing nations, senior officials from the French Ministry of Sports and media.

Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador said that successful holding of Pakistan sponsored two editions of Jinnah Champions Trophy in 2015 and 2016, has helped in promoting the game of the Cricket in France which is becoming increasingly popular amongst the local youth. Pakistan assured cricket France for continued support and sponsoring of Jinnah Trophy in France.

Jinnah Champions Trophy being sponsored by Pakistan Embassy for the last two years is currently the most prestigious cricket tournament in the cricket circuit of France.

The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Moin ul Haque addressing at a  reception hosted at the Embassy for the France National Men and Women Cricket Teams and winner team of Jinnah Champions Trophy in Paris, today. Ambassador of Sri Lanka and Ambassadors of Ambassadors from the cricket playing nations, senior officials from the French Ministry of Sports and media were also present 31st January, 2017.

 

 

 

French President inaugurate Martin Dow of Pakistan’s Pharma Plant in France

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French President inaugurate Martin Dow of Pakistan’s Pharma Plant in France

 

16th March, 2017. President of France Francois Hollande inaugurated the pharmaceutical facility of the leading Pakistani pharmaceutical company Martin Dow in the town of Meymac, Corrèze, located in the South West of France, today.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque, Mr. Phillippe Brugere, Mayor of Meymac, Mr. Pascal Coste, President of the County Council and Madam Nathalie Delcourserc Julliard Vice President of the Regionls Council, French government officials and notables of the area.

President Hollande said that this investment is a symbol of Pakistan-France friendship which will further grow in years to come. He said that acquisition of former American Bristol-Myers Squibb’s pharmaceutical plant by a Pakistani pharmaceutical company was a positive step in consolidating investment ties between France and Pakistan and as well for creating new job opportunities in the region.

President Hollande visited various part of the factory and was given a detail briefing by Mr. Jawed Akhai, Chairman.

Later speaking to media, the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque welcoming the investment by Martin Dow said that it was a reflection of the growing strength and confidence of Pakistan’s private sector to successfully expand its outreach in the developed world. This would also have a salutary effect in attracting French investment to Pakistan.

The said plant was setup by the Américan Company Bristol-Myers Squibb (AMS) in 1990.  It was later taken over by the Algerian Company Salem Labs in 2010. After the closure of operations by Salem Labs in 2015, it was acquired by the Pakistan group Martin Dow.

Founded in 1995, Martin Dow is one of the largest Pakistani owned pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan.


 

A 20-member French educational delegation visits Pakistan

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A 20-member French educational delegation visits Pakistan

 

14th March, 2017:  A 20-member delegation comprising representatives of French universities and research institutes is undertaking an official visit to Pakistan today to further strengthen the exiting bilateral ties between the two countries in the field of higher education.

During its weeklong visit to Pakistan, the French delegation comprising of representatives of reputable universities, business and engineering schools, public institutions and research institutes will hold meetings with its Pakistani counterparts to build and further expand linkages between the educational institutes of both the countries. The delegation will also meet representatives of Pakistan-France Alumni Network (PFAN).

During the visit, the delegation is scheduled to attend a seminar titled “France Day in Pakistan” at the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. The Seminar would provide an opportunity to the French delegation to interact with their Pakistani counterparts and as well as showcase French higher education system to the Pakistani students.

A similar delegation of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and representatives of Pakistani universities visited France in June, 2016 to celebrate “Pakistan Day” at Campus France in Paris. During the said visit, a Memorandum of Understanding between HEC and Campus France was also signed to facilitate linkages and cooperation between the educational institutes of both countries.

Over 600 Pakistan students are presently studying in various disciplines in French institutes of higher learning.

 


Visit organised by HEC to strengthen academic and research collaboration of GCU with French universities.