Resolution of disputes to help end terrorism
ISLAMABAD: The Egyptian ambassador to Pakistan Madgy Amer on Wednesday said resolution of disputed issues like Kashmir, Afghanistan and Palestine would be helpful in fighting the menace of terrorism in an effective and impressive way.
Talking to newsmen here at the embassy, the Egyptian ambassador said promoting education, better understanding of Islam and development in the under-developed areas are other key elements to deal with the menace of extremism and terrorism. He said there should be unity, cooperation and more interaction between the Muslim countries to chalk out a unanimous and comprehensive strategy to fight terrorism.
Talking about Pak-Egypt relations, the ambassador said these are strengthening in all the fields especially in trade.
The Egypt was among the first countries that responded to the government of Pakistan's international appeal to help the flood affected people this year, he added.
He said, "The Egyptian government sent urgent humanitarian aid on board five military aircraft after the flash floods in Pakistan this year."
He said the Egyptian Air Force contributed one military aircraft C-130 for 10 days to operate in coordination with Pakistani military transport aircraft to transfer humanitarian aid among the most affected areas in the South Punjab and Sindh province. The ambassador said now the Egyptian government is considering its new phase of assistance in areas of priorities that can contribute to the rehabilitation phase espe- cially in agriculture, irrigation, water resources and health.
He said grand Imam Sheikh of Al-Azhar issued a statement urging the Islamic nations to direct their contributions to the people of Pakistan which has helped in the campaign to collect donations from Egypt and other Muslim countries for flood victims. The ambassador said the efforts of Egyptian non-governmental organizations and Egyptian companies operating in Pakistan have also been increased. He said the Egyptian Telecom Company, Mobilink has been successful operating in Pakistan and donated more than three million dollars to the Pakistani flood victims. He said the company has started a progamme for reconstruction of houses in different flood affected villages. -App