Brussels, (Daily Parliament Times) : The Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels, organized an
online Khuli Katchery with Pakistani diaspora in Belgium and Luxembourg, on January
28. This interaction was organized in consonance with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s
directions and this Embassy’s endeavours to serve the Pakistani community in the best
possible manner. The Khuli Katchery was attended by a large number of Pakistani
community members, businessmen, students and media personnel.
Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium and Luxembourg, Zaheer A. Janjua briefed
the participants about the efforts being undertaken by the Embassy to extend seamless
consular services. He underscored that consular section of the Embassy remained
operational during the COVID-19 lockdown and continued to provide services to
Pakistani community. The Embassy designated a focal person who remained in touch
with the community through telephone, e-mail and WhatsApp group and facilitated
repatriation of stranded Pakistanis.
The Ambassador also listened to the complaints and suggestions and instructed
Embassy team to resolve the issues raised by the participants. He also said that Khuli
Katchery will be a regular monthly feature. Physical meetings would be arranged once
COVID-19 Pandemic related restrictions were lifted.
Pakistani diaspora greatly appreciated the steps taken by the Embassy to reach
out to the community. They underscored that this unprecedented initiative had
afforded the community members an opportunity to bring their individual as well as
collective issues and suggestions to the attention of the Embassy.
The next Khuli Katchery for the diaspora in Belgium and Luxembourg would be
held in the second half of February 2021.