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Nepal-Pakistan Friendly relations excellent

21 December, 2011

Kathmandu : On the auspicious occasion of the 63rd Anniversary of Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association organised a grand Reception with Musical Evening on 14th August 2009 at The Malla Hotel.

At the Reception, Ambassador, Leaders of the Political Parties, Members of the Constituent Assembly including Dr. Narayn Khadka of Nepali Congress, Prime Ministers Press Advisor Bishnu Rijal, Advisor of Ministry of Communications Pramod Dahal, Executive Chairman of NTV Kundan Aryal, Govt. Higher Government Officials including from Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Military attache of the Chinese Embassy, Executives of FNCCI and Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Industrialists, Bankers, Senior Media Persons, Executives of Pakistan Study Center, Chairman of China Study Center, Madan Regmi, Officials of Everest K2 Society, Office Bearers of Nepal–Pak Chamber of Commerce, were present.

Likewise, Former Ambassadors, UN Officials, SAARC Directors, Managing Director of Nepal Airlines, PIA Country Manager, Artists. Senior Advocates, Professors and Engineers were also, present.
Likewise, Diplomats and Madams of the Embassy of Pakistan also attened the programme.
As well as large numbers of people from, various walks of life also attended the programme.
Musical groups of Hemanta Rana and his Bands with Singer Sine Gurung and Rajina Ramal performed the musical programmes.

At the programme, Political leaders, intellectuals and diplomats have stressed on expanding the bilateral relations between Nepal and Pakistan.

‘Nepal and Pakistan have cordial relations but the time has come to take them to a new height', they said while addressing a function organised by Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association to mark the Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Former Minister and Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that Nepal and Pakistan had common problems that required common understanding to deal with them.

Stating that both the countries were struggling to achieve stability, Mahara called for initiatives to take up those bilateral matters lying pending in order to deepen the relations between the two countries.
Charge de affairs at Pakistan Embassy Masood Khan Raja noted that two countries were famous for their enchanting snow peaks, mountaineering tourism and hospitality.

He informed that the book on Gandhara civilisation had been translated into Nepali from Pakistan, which offers wise information about one of the ancient civilisations that flourished in Pakistan.

Chairman of Nepal Council of World Affaires Tike Jung Thapa highlighted on Nepal-Pakistan friendly relations.

Association President Himalaya Shumsher Rana stressed on expanding the trade relations between the two nations.

Association General Secretary Manju Ratan Sakya said that the association had been active to boost Nepal-Pakistan ties at people-to- People level.

A musical show was also presented at the function.
Established in 1961, the Association has 300 members who are from diplomatic, intellectual, political, business and media circles.