High Commissioner of Pakistan Babar Amin has appreciated Pakistani community in Australia for representing a soft image of the motherland and called for greater trade and investment between the two countries to bring them closer.
He expressed his views in a meeting with Pakistani public figures and members of community in Darwin during his two days visit from 25-26 June 2021.
“Pakistani community in Australia is working as a strong bridge between the two countries”, he remarked.
Babar Amin emphasized that the government of Pakistan was focused on providing maximum facilitation to overseas Pakistanis. In this regard, the High Commission had taken several steps including holding E-Meetings, Open Days, Consular Camps, webinars on Roshin Digital Account, etc, said a statement issued by the High Commission on July 1.
The High Commission also organized a Consular Camp in Darwin on 26 June 2021. The aim of the camp was to provide consular services to the Pakistani community living in Darwin specifically and in Northern Territory Generally. The following services were provided to the community:
• Attestation of documents and Power of Attorney.
• Receipt of application for Child Registration,
• Submission of applications for Police Clearance Certificates and
• Verification of Driving License.
This was the first ever consular camp in Darwin fulfilling longstanding community demand for expeditious consular services at their doorsteps, who otherwise were compelled to travel thousands of kilometres to reach to nearest consular post in Australia.
High Commissioner Babar Amin during his visit also held meeting with the executive committee of the Islamic Society Darwin (ISD).
He appreciated role of ISD in educating youth about Islamic education, culture, values, and norms. It was important, he added that younger generation, while living in Australia remains connected with their cultural roots and national identities. He also appreciated role played by the organization in promotion of inter-faith and inter-cultural harmony in Australia.
The executive committee briefed the High Commissioner about their charitable work, community services and funeral services to the Muslim community in Darwin.
He admired initiative of the organization for considering commencing weekly classes for students for teaching Urdu language. The High Commissioner thanked the organization for providing the High Commission the venue for holding of the consular camp for the wellbeing of the Pakistani community.