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Pakistani community gives envoy fond send-off

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Jamil Ahmad Khan served as ambassador since 2010

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Published: 14:32 June 19, 2013

Pakistan Association Dubai held a farewell dinner for Jamil Ahmed Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE, at the Grand Midwest hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: The Pakistan Association Dubai recently held a farewell dinner for Jamil Ahmad Khan, who served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE since 2010.

The event, at Grand Midwest hotel in Dubai Media City on Friday, was attended by Pakistan Association Dubai members and dignitaries from the wider Pakistani community in the UAE.

Pakistan Association Dubai praised Khan for regularly participating in community events led by the organisation during his three years in office.

Pakistan Association Dubai ad-hoc committee chairman Rizwan Fancy thanked Khan for supporting the organisation’s various activities and said his “last-minute acceptance [of the farewell event] is proof of his commitment towards PAD.”

Khan thanked the association for the dinner and expressed hope that the Pakistan embassy would continue to support the association. “I have always seen a positive picture of PAD whenever I was sitting in the official gatherings of UAE government,” he said.

Referring to community initiatives at the Pakistani consulate in Dubai, he said the paperwork has been completed for a hall that can accommodate 600 people. Visitors to the consulate had previously complained about having to wait outdoors in the heat.

The acting ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE is Arshad Pathan, a member of the Pakistan Association Dubai said.