Ottawa: The High Commission for Pakistan in Ottawa along with Consul Generals of Pakistan in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver held an E-Katchehry with the members of the Pakistani community in Canada on Friday.
The High Commissioner for Pakistan in Canada, Raza Bashir Tarar made the opening and concluding remarks while Consul General of Pakistan in Toronto Mr. Abdul Hameed moderated the session.
During an extensive session, the suggestions and observations of the community members regarding consular services were noted and they were assured that their input would be taken and used on a regular basis to further improve consular services.
The participants were informed that the idea of engaging the Pakistani diaspora through open public-cum-consultative forums once every month had full backing and blessing of the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan who consider Pakistani diaspora an asset for the nation and fully acknowledge and appreciate their stellar role and contribution in the national development.
“The launch of Roshan Digital Accounts and recent announcement for online visa application were indication of the government’s resolve to provide easy and quick public services to the Pakistanis abroad”, officials said.
The community members lauded the initiative of the High Commission for Pakistan for holding the E-Katchehry on a monthly basis.
“A regular and broad-based consultative process between the community members and the High Commission would go a long way in strengthening the communication and understanding of community issues to lead to better consular services as desired by the community’ community members observed.