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19 September 2013 11:48 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen Qasim Qureshi visited the Northern Province of Sri Lanka from September 16 to 18, the High Commission said today.
The aim of the visit was to understand the ground situation and explore opportunities to expand the economic, cultural and people-to-people links between Pakistan and the Northern Province.
The High Commissioner also reviewed the progress of the development projects being sponsored by the Government of Pakistan in the Northern Province. These projects include expansion and up-gradation of Al-Aksha Maha Vidyalam( School) in Salam Baikulam Vavuniya. The Government Pakistan is undertaking the uplift of this school with the collaboration of the Sri Lankan Government through the good offices of Hon Minister Basil Rajapaksha and Hon Minister Rishad Badiuddin.
The High Commissioner also met the Government Agent Mr. Sundram Arumaing Yagam and Deputy Election Commissioner Jaffna, Mr. Achuthan They exchanged views on the preparation for the upcoming election and the election system being followed by Pakistan. Five observers from Pakistan have also arrived to observe the elections.
The High Commissioner also met the President of Jaffna Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mr R. J. Sekran, who briefed the High Commissioner about the prevailing business environment in the Northern Province. Mr. Sekran suggested a more comprehensive engagement with the business community of Jaffna after the election to explore business opportunities between the two countries.
During the visit, H.E Qasim Qureshi also met the Commander Security Forces of Jaffna Maj Gen Mahinda Hathrusinghe, at Security Forces Head Quarters.

  Comments - 7

  • Abdul Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:06 PM

    they should help their own country 1st. there are so many people living in poverty in pakistan. pakistan is a country that depends on IMF loan. why on earth they're taking loan from imf and giving it to us ? they should help their citizens 1st.

    Iranga Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:06 PM

    Is this an all of a sudden message to India ?

    ANTON Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:25 PM


    UN-Justice Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:51 PM

    Good! Pakistan has to see the north by themselves as they are the one who helped our government to beat terrorism during high activities time.

    Punny Pellow Friday, 20 September 2013 02:36 AM

    Maybe they want a little bit of land in the north, you know right at the top to fix a telescope?

    Mohideen Friday, 20 September 2013 07:21 AM

    dont be ignorance ,you can point this to any country Pakistans help is base on community relations to SL.

    banda Saturday, 21 September 2013 03:57 AM

    Dont talk shop, Pakistan is not match to India. Face reality, Bangladesh war proved this well and over, it just took 3 days to finish off Pakistan army.

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