22 May | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Pakistanis from Luxembourg, Belgium join virtual ‘open session’

Ambassador Amna Baloch says main purpose of virtual interactive session is to provide seamless services, to maintain close engagement with Pakistani nationals

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union Amna Baloch held a virtual ‘open session’ with the Pakistani community living in these European countries, according to a press release issued by the media section of the embassy.

During the interaction with the diaspora, the ambassador listened to the problems facing them and addressed their concerns. The ambassador commended the Pakistani community’s contribution to the progress and development of the country. She also appreciated the community’s active participation and encouraging feedback.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Amna Baloch underscored that Khuli Katchery sessions have provided a forum for direct interaction between the embassy and the community which has contributed towards improved service delivery. She emphasized that the embassy would continue to remain closely engaged with the community to extend the best possible services by incorporating their inputs.

She stated that the main purpose of this virtual interactive session is to maintain close engagement with the Pakistani diaspora and to provide seamless services to them. The virtual interaction was attended by a large number of diaspora members from different walks of life, including students, business, social services, and media. The community members appreciated the embassy’s outreach efforts and hailed its prompt service delivery.

According to the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, approximately 8.8 million Pakistanis live abroad according to December 2017 estimates. The vast majority, over 4.7 million, reside in the Middle East. The second-largest community, at around 1.2 million, live in the United Kingdom, followed by the United States in third place. According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Pakistan has the sixth largest diaspora in the world.