Pakistan wants to enhance trade ties with UAE – information minister 

Pakistan’s information minister  Shibli Faraz meets UAE ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi in Islamabad, Pakistan, on September 16, 2020. (Photo courtesy: UAE Embassy in Islamabad)
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Updated 17 September 2020

Pakistan wants to enhance trade ties with UAE – information minister 

  • Pakistan and UAE share faith, culture and heritage and should explore investment opportunities in various sectors, Shibli Faraz says 
  • UAE ambassador visits Quaid-e-Azam University and discusses enhancing academic and research cooperation and student exchanges with vice chancellor

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani information minister Shibli Faraz has said Islamabad wanted to “strengthen bilateral engagements in all fields” with the United Arab Emirates, state-run Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.

“There is a need to further enhance economic and trade relations between the two countries,” Radio Pakistan quoted the Pakistani minister as saying. 

In a Wednesday meeting with UAE ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi in Islamabad, Faraz said Pakistan and UAE had close and fraternal relations based on shared faith, culture and heritage and should explore investment opportunities in various sectors.

In a Twitter post, Al-Zaabi said the two leaders discussed “matters of common interest and ways to enhance cooperation and joint work between the two countries.” 

The UAE ambassador also visited Pakistan’s biggest state-run varsity, Quaid-e-Azam University, in Islamabad on Wednesday and discussed enhancing academic and research cooperation and “coordination in the field of student exchange and joint programs” with vice chancellor Dr. Muhammad Ali. 




UAE ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi gifts a collection of books to Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, on September 16, 2020. (Photo courtesy: UAE Embassy in Islamabad)

Al-Zaabi gifted “a collection of books containing more than 2000 subjects to Quaid-e-Azam University to enrich the library with qualitative and rich addition according to needs of students and researchers,” the UAE Embassy in Pakistan said in a tweet. 

UAE is the second largest host to overseas Pakistanis in the world, after Saudi Arabia. 


Pakistan PM launches Arabic language Twitter account

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Pakistan PM launches Arabic language Twitter account

  • Khan has 12.5 million followers on his official Twitter account, the largest of any Pakistani
  • Pakistan enjoys close ties with many Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office has launched a new Twitter handle @ArabicIk to put out news and information about the PM in the Arabic language.
The account, which was launched in May 2020, has videos of Khan’s speeches and interviews along with Arabic messages.
Khan has 12.5 million followers on his official Twitter account, the largest of any Pakistani.
Pakistan enjoys close ties with many Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Around 3 million Pakistani expats live and work in Saudi Arabia and UAE is also the second largest labor market for Pakistan workers.