“Youth is the future”: Pak High Commissioner

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(London Post) High Commissioner of Pakistan in London Syed Ibne Abbas addresses the “Pakistan Future Leaders Conference” at Oxford University.

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom addressed the “Pakistan Future Leaders Conference” at Oxford University yesterday. The three-day Conference was organized by the Pakistan Society of the Oxford University and was attended by a large number of Pakistani students studying in the UK.

In his address, the High Commissioner appreciated the efforts of Dr. Faraz Janan, President of the Pakistan Society and his team for organizing the Conference. He said: “Youth is the future of any nation. We in Pakistan too have expectations from our students at Oxford and elsewhere who will have an important role in shaping the destiny of the country.” The High Commissioner informed that in order to recognise the importance of youth, the High Commission was planning to organize a Youth Convention in early December, this year. He advised the students to be respectful to local laws and always remember that each one of them was the Ambassador of Pakistan.

The High Commissioner lauded the role of over a million strong Pakistani diaspora in cementing the excellent relations between the UK and Pakistan. He said the British-Pakistanis had contributed a lot in the UK’s economic development, politics, culture and promoting multi-culturalism. The High Commissioner also commended UK’s support in health and education sectors of Pakistan.

Speaking about the situation in Pakistan, Syed Ibne Abbas said despite challenges the country was moving forward. The democratic traditions were taking root and a democratically elected, representative government was at the helm of affairs, he added. The High Commissioner said that the economy was also improving and moving in the right direction.

Other speakers, who addressed the Conference, included Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Sajjad Karim MEP, Dr. Faraz Janan, President of the Pakistan Society and Lord Mayer of Oxford Muhammad Niaz Abbasi.

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