The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, H.E. Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani delivered a keynote address at the Spring Retreat of the Dow Graduate Association of North America (DOGANA) at New Brunswick, New Jersey today.
In his remarks, Ambassador Jilani emphasized the community’s role in deepening and strengthening the bonds of friendship between Pakistan and the United States and the high priority the Government of Pakistan attached to the welfare of the Pakistani diaspora.
Ambassador Jilani also highlighted the Incentive Package under consideration by the Government for Overseas Pakistanis to attract private investment in Pakistan. He urged Pakistanis physicians to come forward and play their role in the national development of the country. He briefed the meeting on the economic reform agenda of the Government and the Prime Minister’s policy of peaceful neighborhood.
Ambassador Jilani also announced that the Embassy would be hosting the third Annual Convention of Pakistani American Community (CPAC-2016), which will be preceded by Regional Community Conventions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston.
While appreciating the dynamic role of Ambassador Jilani, Chairman and President of DOGNA also acknowledged Embassy’s proactive engagement with the community and its extensive outreach, which had yielded a great deal of positivity in the United States.
The speakers highlighted APPNA’s activities in mobilizing the community and its work in healthcare and social sectors in Pakistan and the U.S.
DOGANA is an organization associated with APPNA (Association of Physicians of Pakistani Decent of North America) and consist of alumni of Dow University of Health Sciences residing in North America. DOGANA has over 900 members and Dow graduates are serving communities across United States. The spring meeting is the largest gathering of the Dow graduates every year in North America. The members come to attend the meeting from across United States, Canada and Great Britain.
March 26, 2016