Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani addressed a gathering of Pakistani students at the Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC today. The event was hosted by the Embassy for extending its outreach to the Pakistani American community, particularly the youth.
A large number of students from different universities of the tri-state area participated in the interactive session. In his remarks, Ambassador Jilani briefed the participants on the political, economic and security situation in Pakistan. He also highlighted various dimensions of Pak-U.S. relations.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Jilani highlighted the tremendous potential of the Pakistani youth and government’s initiatives to capitalize on the demographic dividend. He underlined the important role the Pakistani community was playing in the socio economic development of both Pakistan and the United States. He urged the participants to look at the opportunities in the mainstream American society and also join professions in politics, Administration, judiciary and media.
Ambassador Jilani also briefed the participants on the Embassy’s open door policy for the Pakistani American community and drew their attention to the various youth-oriented programs being conducted by the Embassy. He said that Embassy was committed to enhancing its outreach to the Pakistani community in the U.S. especially the young generation.
March 15, 2016