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COVID-19: Pakistani Community Participation in Relief Efforts

The High Commissioner Babar Amin held Australiawide Video Conference with Pak Community

The High Commissioner Babar Amin held Video Conference with Pakistani Community Members from Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania to coordinate relief work in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, 20th April 2020, as part of the series of Video Conference meetings with the Community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Commissioner, Mr. Babar Amin, held a meeting with the Pakistani community members from Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

The Conference afforded a useful opportunity to exchange views on the difficulties being faced by the Pakistani community in Australia and the efforts being made by the diaspora individually and collectively to address them.

The High Commissioner Babar Amin apprised the community members about the measures that the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistani Missions in Australia had taken so far and the roadmap ahead to help Pakistanis in Australia during these difficult times. He informed the participants that the Pakistani Missions in Australia were making efforts to coordinate efforts being put in by the various segments of the community. The Missions were also in close contact with the local authorities for this purpose. The High Commissioner especially highlighted the details of the efforts being made for the benefit of the Pakistani students in Australia. He also shared details of the coordination being made to repatriate those who intend to return to Pakistan.

The High Commissioner Babar Amin again applauded the Pakistani community for setting an example by abiding by the rules and regulations put in place by the Australian government to get through the pandemic. He appreciated the efforts that various Pakistani organizations and associations were making to provide relief all around Australia.

The Community members shared details of the work being done by them from various platforms. They also appreciated the efforts made by the Pakistani Missions in Australia. The High Commissioner Babar Amin thanks Community for positive feedback and relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Counsellor Aamer Ahmed Atozai, Defense Advisor Brig Shoaib Akram, H.E. Babar Amin and Minister Tariq Wazir 

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