BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI
ISLAMABAD : Federal Minister for Railway Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said that Pakistan will extend good relations with all regional countries for the regional peace ,security,social and economic development. Present government,under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan will promote regional connectivity for the betterment of public.
Addressing a National day function of Tajikistan as chief guest ,he said Pakistan was the first country to recognized Tajikistan as independent country.Commenting on Pak-Tajikistan relations,he said both the countries enjoying brotherly relation and it will further extended in all fields of life.
To celebrate the 26th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Tajikiatan, Ambassador Sherali Jononov and Mrs Jononov hosted a reception at local Hotel. The event was attended by Federal Minister for religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri, Ex-Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Ex-Governor KPK Commander Khalil, many diplomats of different cadres; attaches, advisors of the Diplomatic Defence Corps and Pakistanis from different walks of life including political entities in and out of power.
Receptions celebrating national days of CAR countries are usually family affairs and children are welcome, so besides the ladies who are attired in their national dress, children too are seen sporting similar attire; look cute and are the focus of camera buffs, as was the case at this event.
Tajikistan is still a developing country. It is surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. The Fann Mountains, near the national capital Dushanbe, have snow-capped peaks that rise over 5,000 meters. The range encompasses the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, a notable bird habitat named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake formed by glaciers are now as a travel blurb puts it, ‘testing playgrounds for hardy climbers, trekkers and adventure travellers. Nascent rural home stay programs mean you might stay in timelessly photogenic rural villages hosted by gold-toothed, white-bearded patriarchs wearing iridescent joma robes.’
On June 27, 1997, the confronting sides signed in Moscow the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan. For the purposes of achieving peace and national accord in Tajikistan and overcoming the consequences of the civil war, inter-Tajik talks on national reconciliation were conducted from April 1994 to 1997 under the auspices of the United Nations.
Protocols that were agreed and signed in the course of eight rounds of talks between delegations of the Government of Tajikistan and the United Tajik Opposition (UTO), six meetings between the President of Tajikistan and the UTO leader, and also three rounds of consultations between the delegations of the sides in Almaty, Ashgabat, Bishkek, Islamabad, Kabul, Mashhad (Iran), Moscow, Tehran and Khusdeh (Afghanistan) constituted the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan.