Overseas Pakistanis urged to represent their country through exemplary conduct

Islamabad, June 12, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistanis living abroad are the ambassadors of their country and while they should strive to reflect a high degree of probity in their daily conduct and demeanour, they should also respect the local laws and regulations to prove themselves as disciplined and law-abiding citizens, says a press release received here today from Malaysia.

“It is important that the Pakistanis whether they have rights of residency or are living for work or studying in the local educational institutions, should keep a vigil within their ranks on those elements who bring a bad name to the community and isolate them,” said High Commissioner for Pakistan to Malaysia, Mr. Masood Khalid while addressing a gathering of Pakistani businessmen, traders and professionals settled in Kuala Lumpur and other parts of Malaysia.

He highlighted the measures taken by the Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia in recent months to further facilitate the Pakistanis approaching the Mission for various consular and visa services. He said the Mission wanted to keep a close and regular interaction with the community and the organisation of community events and forums was meant to work closely with representatives of the community with a view to addressing any issues facing the community.

Mr. Masood Khalid urged the Pakistanis living in Malaysia to remember their identity and carry themselves as the true ambassadors of Pakistan, winning hearts and minds and commanding respect and goodwill through their strength of character and deeds of kindness. “The way you carry yourselves also carries the image of your country,” he added.

The High Commissioner also exhorted the Pakistani community in Malaysia to work hard and contribute towards economic development of Pakistan and strengthening of brotherly relations between Pakistan and Malaysia.

“It is a matter of satisfaction that both Pakistan and Malaysia share similar views on international and bilateral issues and I am confident this relationship of trust will grow stronger at the back of mutually-beneficial economic and trade cooperation,” he said.

Later, representatives of the Pakistani community attending the function also spoke on the occasion and presented various proposals and suggestion for the welfare of the community.

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