Res­o­lu­tion of dis­putes to help end ter­ror­ism

The Pak Banker - - National -

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

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