BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI
ISLAMABAD – Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League and former, Senator/Secretary General Foreign Affairs, Akram Zaki hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing Ambassador of Nepal in Pakistan, Ambassador Bharat Raj Paudyal in Islamabad Club on Tuesday. Addressing a gathering he welcome the guests and underscored that Pakistan regarded Nepal as an important friend and a close regional partner. The two countries enjoyed excellent cooperation in diverse fields. He also emphasized the fact that the two countries had stood with each other during difficult times.
He commended the invaluable contribution made by the outgoing Ambassador towards further strengthening the bilateral ties between Pakistan and Nepal, during the course of his stay in Pakistan.
Ambassador Paudyal expressed his gratitude for the cooperation and support extended to him by the Government and the people/friends of Pakistan, during the tenure of his assignment, which he described as most pleasant and productive.
PML-Q President and Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ch Shujaat Houssain,President PML women wing,Mrs Farukh Khan,Special Secretary Foreign Affairs,Amjad Hussain Sial,Ambassadors,Hassan Javed,Sultan Hayat,Consul General Mohammad Masud Khan, High commissioner of Srilanka,Maj General Jayanath Lokuketodage,Malives High commissioner Mrs Ahmad Saleem,India High commissioner Gautam Bambawale,Deputy Head of Mission,Nepal Tirtha Raj Aryal,Defense Attaché,Col Neeraj Poudyal, Lachlan Mcleod from Austarlian Ambassay,Dr Muhammad Khan,Dr Nawaz,senior journalist Mian Fazal Ellahi ,Col Qavi,Malik Habib Orakzai,Abdullah Khan,Mir Attiq-ur-Rehman,Editor-in-Chief World Tribune Pakistan,Mrs Tahira Zaki,Elana Zaki,Hamid Asghar Khan, Mrs Shama Usman,Abdul Qadir also participated in the farewell dinner.