High Commissioner inaugurates MRP service at Pakistan Consulate Glasgow Urges community to invest in Pakistan

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H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, formally inaugurated the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) service at the Consulate of Pakistan, Glasgow on 13 January 2016. This fulfils the long-standing demand of the community and is expected to benefit around 80,000 members of the Pakistani community residing in Scotland and Northern Ireland. This also brings the completion of the process of setting up MRP service at all the four Consulates of Pakistan, i.e. Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford, and Glasgow. During the last one year, concerted efforts were made in this regard which have now materialized.

Addressing members of the Scottish-Pakistani community at the ceremony held in this regard at the Consulate, the High Commissioner lauded the success of the British and Scottish Pakistanis in various fields like politics, business and academia and said it was a source of pride for all Pakistanis. The High Commissioner highlighted the important role played by the British and Scottish-Pakistani community in the development and progress of Pakistan and their positive contribution as a living bridge between Pakistan and Britain.

The High Commissioner shared with the community that Pakistan economy was showing a sustained growth, and invited the overseas Pakistanis to invest in Pakistan and take advantage of the liberal investment policy of the country. Speaking about government’s commitment to eliminate terrorism from the country, the High Commissioner gave an update on improved security situation in Pakistan as a result of Operation Zarb e Azb under National Action Plan (NAP).
Later, during their interaction with the High Commissioner,
representatives of the community appreciated Government of Pakistan and the High Commission for providing this essential service at the Pakistan Consulate in Glasgow.

The provision of MRP service is in continuation of the on-going efforts
of the High Commission and its Consulates to facilitate the community
through improved Consular Services.

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