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A joint delegation of PAC/ANZAPP headed by Dr M Shahbaz Chaudhry meets High Commissioner Margaret Adamson

A joint delegation of PAC/ANZAPP headed by Dr M Shahbaz Chaudhry met with Her Excellency Margaret Adamson, High Commissioner for Australia in Pakistan. Several issues concerning Pakistani Community in Australia, including measures to strengthen the bilateral trade relationships and community integration between Australia and Pakistani communities were discussed. Delegates attended the meeting include Dr Shahbaz Chaudhry, Dr Ishtiaq Rashid, Dr Raza Shabbir, Dr Yousuf Ahmad and Dr Majid Naeem.

Visa process, trade relations, scholarships and higher education opportunities were among the main features of the meeting. The High commissioner highlighted the quality standards and KPIs maintained by the high commission staff with regards to visa process. She reassured the delegates her personal attention with regards to these issues. The high commissioner acknowledged and commended the role played by the Pakistani Community in Australia.

High commissioner was briefed regarding Australia and New Zealand Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent and association's main objectives include charity work, Education, quality assurance for medical professionals, and facilitating integration of Pakistani Professionals in Australian health system and community at large. ANZAPP has membership across all states and territories in Australia and New Zealand.

High commissioner appreciated the objectives of the organisation and discussed various ways in which these objectives can be supported. Developing and strengthening ties between higher education institutions between two countries, collaboration in research and quality in education were some of the areas identified for further cooperation. Delegates and The High Commissioner agreed on ongoing continued communication between High commission and organizations.


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