Press Releases

February 14, 2018

Ambassador’r interview with Los Angeles Times

America must stop scapegoating Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan, says Pakistani envoy to the U.S. By Ann M. Simmons Feb 14 Tensions between the United States and Pakistan seemed headed toward the breaking point in recent weeks after President Trump angrily accused the South Asian nation of failing to stamp out anti-American militants there or help the U.S.-led war in neighboring Afghanistan — charges an irked Islamabad rejected. On New Year’s Day, Trump tweeted that the United States had “foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us […]
February 14, 2018

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry delivers talk at USC

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry delivers talk at USC Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry delivered a lecture on the current state of Pakistan-U.S. relations at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles earlier today. Emphasizing the significance of strong ties between Pakistan and the United States, the Ambassador expressed the hope that both countries would be able to work together in future to achieve common objectives such as peace in Afghanistan. Each time Pakistan and the U.S. had worked together, they had been able to benefit both countries. On Afghanistan, the Ambassador reiterated that Pakistan wanted peace and stability in Afghanistan. Recent […]
February 13, 2018

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry speaks at UCLA

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry speaks at UCLA Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry delivered a talk on Pakistan-U.S. relations at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) last night. The event was arranged by the Center for India and South Asia of UCLA. In his remarks, the Ambassador highlighted the importance of having good relations between Pakistan and the United States which have historically seen highs and lows in the last 70 years. Both countries had benefited whenever they had worked together. Therefore, it was imperative that they continue to work together to secure peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region, despite […]
February 9, 2018

Meeting of the Federal Minister for Interior Mr. Ahsan Iqbal with the US Deputy Secretary of State Mr. John Sullivan at the State Department today, 09 Feb 2018

Interior Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal met the Deputy Secretary of State Mr. John Sullivan at the Department of State today. The Minister and the Deputy Secretary of State discussed bilateral relations and regional issues. Minister Iqbal highlighted to his US interlocutor the efforts and achievements of Pakistan in defeating terrorism and extremism in the country. He informed the US side that Pakistan’s efforts in this regard were guided by its own National Action Plan (NAP), a coherent and comprehensive strategy based on nation’s vision for a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan. “The government is committed to continue to make efforts to […]
February 8, 2018

CPEC to usher prosperity and progress in Pakistan and the region: Ahsan Iqbal

CPEC to usher prosperity and progress in Pakistan and the region: Ahsan Iqbal To highlight the significance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a special event was held today at the Embassy of Pakistan Washington D.C. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior, Planning, Development & Reforms was keynote speaker at the event. During his speech the Minister stated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will usher prosperity and progress not only in Pakistan but the entire region. He highlighted that major infrastructure projects related to CPEC were nearing completion within the timelines. Both China and Pakistan are keen to operationalize CPEC at […]
February 7, 2018

Interview of the Federal Minister for Interior Mr. Ahsan Iqbal with the Washington Times published on 07 February 2018

Top Pakistani security official says nation critical to Trump’s Afghanistan War plan By Guy Taylor and Carlo Muñoz – The Washington Times – Tuesday, February 6, 2018 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/6/pakistan-critical-trump-afghanistan-war-plan-top-o/ NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The U.S. needs Pakistan if President Trump’s war plan for Afghanistan is to have a chance of succeeding, Pakistan’s top internal security official said in an interview Tuesday, warning that bad blood between Washington and Islamabad risks triggering an era of instability across the region. Uncertainty over the bilateral relationship — and the spillover effect in Afghanistan — has intensified since early January, when the Trump administration suspended at least […]
February 6, 2018

Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination: Ahsan Iqbal

Pakistan will continue to support Kashmirs in their struggle for self-determination: Ahsan Iqbal Washington: To express solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination, a special event was held earlier tonight at the Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior, Planning, Development & Reforms was the keynote speaker at the event. In his remarks, the Minister said that Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination. He paid rich tribute to the sacrifice of thousands of innocent Kashmiris who have lost their lives at the hands of the Indian occupation […]
February 6, 2018

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal meets Senator Lindsey Graham

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal meets Senator Lindsey Graham Washington: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal met Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican-South Carolina) on Capitol Hill today. The Minister was accompanied by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry. Senator Graham is a senior Republican who serves on four Senate Committees: Appropriations, Armed Services, Judiciary and Budget. The Interior Minister and Senator Graham discussed bilateral relations and the regional situation. The Interior Minister briefed the Senator on Pakistan’s successes in combating terrorism through the implementation of the National Action Plan. The Minister, who also holds the portfolio for Planning, Development and Reform, […]
February 5, 2018

Message from Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Prime Minister Islamic Republic of Pakistan for Kashmir Solidarity Day (5th February, 2018)

Even after the passage of more than seven decades, the people of Jammu & Kashmir continue to be deprived of the fundamental right to self-determination in stark contradiction to the promise made to them by the international community through the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. Since July 2016, Indian atrocities have resulted in the killings of hundreds of innocent Kashmiris and injuring over 20,000. The unprecedented, inhuman use of pellet guns has blinded more than 200 people, including women and young children depriving them of any chance of leading fulfilling lives. The Hurriyat leaders continue to be harassed on trumped […]
February 5, 2018

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day

On the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistan reiterates its unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Jummu and Kashmir in their struggle for the realization of the inalienable right to self-determination, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions. It is a matter of grave concern that Indian occupation forces are resorting to state terrorism, war crimes and intensified human rights violations to suppress the just struggle of the Kashmiri people. Pakistan, therefore, calls upon the international community to play its due role in seeking an end to the brutalities, violation of human […]
January 27, 2018

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry launched the new website of the Embassy of Pakistan as part of the Embassy’s public diplomacy efforts, dated 27 January 2018

Embassy of Pakistan launches new website Washington: The new website of the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. was unveiled at a ceremony held earlier this evening, as part of the public diplomacy efforts of the Embassy. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that it was important for the Embassy to adapt to the requirements of modern technology. The new website has been made attractive, user-friendly and interactive so that correct information can reach the public in a manner that is easy to comprehend. The new website has a dedicated section on Consular Services which contains links to […]
January 27, 2018

Annual CGs conference: Resolves to achieve excellence in providing consular services and facilitating Pakistani-American community

Annual CGs conference: Resolves to achieve excellence in providing consular services and facilitating Pakistani-American community Washington: A day-long conference of Consuls General at Pakistan Embassy DC was presided over by Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, today. Agenda of this year’s conference was three fold: i) Review of improvements in consular services and facilitation to community; ii) Reach-out to Pakistani-American community for promoting Pakistan-U.S. relations; and iii) Enhancing bilateral trade and investment. While opening the conference, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry underscored the importance of consular services as a priority task of our diplomatic and consular Missions. He stressed that the Embassy and […]
January 23, 2018

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry at CSIS – 22 January 2018

January 22, 2018

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry addressing at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) today, 22 January 2018

Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC Information Wing Washington DC: Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry addressed a large gathering of South Asia experts, academics, opinion makers, US government officials and media representatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC today. Speaking on the topic of “Broadening the Lens Beyond Security: The Next Few Decades of US-Pakistan Relations”, the Ambassador made a case for strong PAKISTAN-US bilateral relationship based on mutual respect and commonality of interests. He argued that strong and durable Pak-US partnership was essential to achieving the common objectives […]
January 20, 2018

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry’s interview with Ms. Iram Abbasi of BBC Urdu Service dated 19 January 2018

January 18, 2018

Several leading South Asia experts visited the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC, Jan 18, 2018

Several leading South Asia experts visited the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC, Jan 18, 2018 Washington DC: Several leading South Asia experts visited the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC on 18 January 2018. Their informal interaction with the Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry provided an opportunity for a constructive exchange of views on various facets of Pakistan-US relations. Washington DC, 18 January 2018
January 3, 2018

Pakistani Students of Global Undergraduate Exchange Program visit Pakistan Embassy DC

Pakistani Students of Global Undergraduate Exchange Program visit Pakistan Embassy DC Washington DC: Today, Pakistan Embassy DC held a luncheon briefing for Pakistani students who arrived in the United States under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Over 100 students from different parts of Pakistan would be completing an academic semester in the United States at 95 different host institutions in forty states and the District of Columbia. The vast majority of these undergraduate students had not previously travelled outside Pakistan. In her remarks, Ms. Mary Kirk, Director of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the Bureau of […]
January 2, 2018

Meeting of the National Security Committee held on 2nd January 2018

Meeting of the National Security Committee held on 2nd January 2018 The seventeenth meeting of the National Security Committee was chaired by Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today in Islamabad to review the emerging strategic situation in the region and beyond. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prof Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Interior, Mr. Khurram Dastgir, Minister for Defence, General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, Chairman JCSC, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Naval Staff, Air Chief Marshall Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Mr. Miftah Ismail, Advisor to […]
December 29, 2017

List of Public Holidays for the Year 2018 to be observed by the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC

No.Admn.1/1/2016 (Cir) Circular List of Public Holidays for the Year 2018 to be observed by the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC and Consulates General of Pakistan New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston S. No Occasion Day and Date No of Holidays 1 New Year Day Monday January 1, 2018 One 2 Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr Day Monday January 15, 2018 One 3 Kashmir Day Monday, 5 February 2018 One 4 George Washington’s Birthday Monday February 19, 2018 One 5 Pakistan Day Friday March 23, 2018 One 6 Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2018 One 7 Eid-ul-Fitr* […]
December 29, 2017

Christmas Celebrations at Pakistan Embassy DC

Christmas Celebrations at Pakistan Embassy DC Washington DC: Today, All Neighbors, a community organization comprising mostly of Pakistani origin Christians celebrated Christmas at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC. President Tom Patrick and Vice President Ilyas Masih of the All Neighbours conveyed thanks to Pakistan Embassy in DC and particularly His Excellency Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry for opening the doors to the Christian community for holding their events on major occasions such as Christmas and Easter. Charge d’ Affairs Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, while representing Ambassador Chaudhry, stated that the Embassy not only welcomes but cherishes the Annual Christmas Celebrations at […]
December 28, 2017

Pakistan Embassy Celebrates the Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Pakistan Embassy Celebrates the Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Washington DC: Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC celebrated the 141st birth anniversary of the Quaid-e-Azam on the theme of “Hamara Quaid” today in a befitting manner. A Cake Cutting Ceremony was held in a simple and graceful manner to celebrate the birthday of the founder of the nation. While speaking on the occasion, Charge d’ Affairs Mr. Rizwan Saeed Sheikh paid rich tribute to Quaid-e-Azam who changed the lives of the Indian Muslims by securing a separate homeland for themselves through relentless commitment and dedication. M.A. Jinnah was a […]
December 25, 2017

Message of the Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry on Christmas and Birthday of Quaid e Azam

December 25, 2017

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain. President. Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Birthday Anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam

December 25, 2017

Message from Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of Birthday Anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam

December 25, 2017

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain. President. Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Christmas-2017

December 22, 2017

Pakistan Embassy DC Launches “A Factsheet on Pakistan’s CT Effort” in commemoration of the innocent martyrs of APS Peshawar

Pakistan Embassy DC Launches “A Factsheet on Pakistan’s CT Effort” in commemoration of the innocent martyrs of APS Peshawar The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC held a commemorative event paying tribute to 122 innocent children who were martyred by the terrorists in Army Public School (APS) Peshawar on December 16, 2014. In dedication to the martyrs of the APS attack, “A Factsheet on Pakistan’s CT Effort” was launched. The Factsheet details Pakistan’s CT efforts and enumerates the price the country has paid in blood and treasure in the fight against terrorism. It specifically highlights the heroic sacrifices of our valiant […]
December 22, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz visits MCC Medical Clinic

Ambassador Aizaz visits MCC Medical Clinic Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry visited today the Medical Clinic of Muslim Community Center (MCC) in Silver Spring, Maryland at the invitation of Pakistani American community members. Ambassador Chaudhry was welcomed by Dr. Rashid A. Chotani, Executive Director of the MCC Medical Clinic as well as MCC board members. He was briefed on the institution’s activities and the range of medical services and treatment offered by the Clinic to individuals without medical coverage at highly subsidized costs. Ambassador Aizaz lauded the contribution of the Pakistani American diaspora for community service, welfare and humanitarian causes in […]
December 22, 2017

A delegation of American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), led by Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, called on the Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry at the Embassy of Pakistan on 22 December 2017.

APPAC delegation calls on Ambassador of Pakistan Washington DC: A delegation of American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), led by Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, called on Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry at the Embassy of Pakistan earlier today. The delegation briefed the Ambassador about APPAC’s efforts to mobilize the Pakistani American community across the United States. The Ambassador was apprised that APPAC’s vision was to foster better relations between Pakistan and the US by projecting a positive image of Pakistan and leveraging influence of the diaspora with US public representatives. The Ambassador appreciated APPAC’s efforts to establish a platform to bring together […]
December 12, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Tom Cotton and Congressman Mark Meadows

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Tom Cotton and Congressman Mark Meadows Continuing his outreach to the U.S. Congress, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, had two meetings at Capitol Hill today. The Ambassador met Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Senator Cotton is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He also serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Separately, the Ambassador met with Congressman Mark Meadows, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. Congressman Wilson serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In the meetings, Ambassador Chaudhry updated Senator […]
December 9, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Attends Annual Event of Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) and Awarded Certificates to Pakistan Cricket Club (PCC)

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Attends Annual Event of Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) and Awarded Certificates to Pakistan Cricket Club (PCC) Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry attended the Annual Dinner of Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) event at the Virginia International University (VIU), Fairfax, VA. In his remarks, the Ambassador appreciated the work of PABA in promoting business cooperation between Pakistan and the United States. He said that Pak-US relationship goes back in history marked by close cooperation which should continue in future. He advised Pakistani Americans to get involved and invest in their adopted homeland United States to contribute to […]
December 8, 2017

The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC organized a Mehfil-e-Milad to celebrate the birth of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) on Friday, 08 December 2017.

Mehfil-e-Milad held at Pakistan Embassy The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC organized a Mehfil-e-Milad this evening to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Najia Aizaz Ahmad, spouse of Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, welcomed the guests and highlighted the spiritual significance of the month of Rabi Ul Awal in which the world was blessed with the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The program was conducted by renowned religious speaker Mrs. Zohra Noorani, who also led the Salam at the end of the event. Other participants of the gathering […]
December 6, 2017

President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan and Pakistan Ambassador to the US Aizaz Chaudhry met Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress today, 06 December 2017.

Human Rights situation in Kashmir is a matter of grave concern, President Masood Khan informs Congressional Human Rights Commission Washington DC: Unabated Human Rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) need immediate attention of international organizations and institutions invested in upholding universally accepted International Human Rights. President Masood Khan made these remarks in a meeting with the leadership of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress. While visiting the Capitol Hill today President of Azad Jammu and Kahsmir Sardar Masood Khan was received by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission […]
December 5, 2017

President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan speaking to South Asia experts at the Middle East Institute today, 05 December 2017.

“Gross Human Rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) pose an existential threat to the people of Kashmir” says President AJK Masood Khan. The International community especially the United States must take notice of the gross Human Rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and serious efforts must be made to find a lasting solution to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan made these remarks while speaking to South Asia experts at the Middle East Institute today. The Middle East Institute is a leading think tank in Washington DC that had invited […]
December 5, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Cory Gardner

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Cory Gardner Washington DC: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, met Senator Cory Gardner (Republican-Colorado) on Capitol Hill today. Senator Gardner serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and is one of the senior most Republican leaders in the Senate. Besides updating the Senator on the latest developments in the context of bilateral relations, Ambassador Chaudhry shared Pakistan’s perspective on the regional situation. He said that Pakistan shared the United States’ desire to see peace in Afghanistan, and believed that only a holistic political process could achieve that outcome. Ambassador Chaudhry highlighted […]
December 5, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, delivers a talk on “Peace and Stability in South Asia” at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, delivers a talk on “Peace and Stability in South Asia” at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington DC: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, today delivered a talk on “Peace and Stability in South Asia” at the prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ambassador Chaudhry was invited to speak at the Carnegie by its President and former Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Chaudhry said that Pakistan values and wishes to further strengthen its long standing relationship with the United States. Tracing 70-year history of the relationship, […]
December 4, 2017

Kashmir and Pakistan are inseparable: President Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir and Pakistan are inseparable: President Azad Jammu & Kashmir Washington DC: “Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and Kashmir has its identity rooted in Pakistan – the two are inseparable” said Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu & Kashmir while addressing a gathering of Pakistani American community at the Pakistan Embassy, Washington D.C. President Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), who is on a visit to the United States, urged the international community to call upon Indian occupation forces to cease violence and bloodshed in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. He said the world must strongly condemn the brutalities perpetrated by […]
December 4, 2017

President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Ambassador Sardar Masood Khan speaking on “Kashmir: Sardar Masood Khan’s Perspective” at South Asia Center, Atlantic Council today, 04 December 2017.

“Human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) must end, U.S. should play its role as a facilitator in resolving Kashmir dispute” says AJK President Masood Khan Massive human rights violations should come to an end in Indian occupied Kashmir and serious efforts must be made by the international community to find a lasting solution to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. These remarks were made by Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, while addressing a forum organized by the Atlantic Council in Washington today. The Atlantic Council is one of the United States’ premier think tanks. The […]
December 1, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Delivers a Talk at Georgia Tech and Meets the Community in Atlanta, Georgia

At the joint invitation of Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry visited Georgia Tech and addressed faculty and students of the University at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building on December 01, 2017. The Ambassador exchanged views with Georgia Tech leadership, faculty and staff on the current international and regional political landscape. Later, the Ambassador addressed a large gathering of students on the Future of Pakistan-United States Cooperation: Regional Peace and Prosperity. The talk was followed by an interactive and lively discussion with the students. In his […]
November 30, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Jeff Merkley

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry met Senator Jeff Merkley (Democrat-Oregon) on Capitol Hill today. Senator Merkley serves on the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees. Ambassador Chaudhry gave Senator Merkley an overview of Pakistan-U.S. relations. He informed the Senator that Pakistan had made great strides in the fight against terrorism by driving out militant groups from the country. As a result, terrorist incidents had shown a marked decline in recent times. Meanwhile, an improved security environment and economic stabilization were driving foreign investors’ interest in the country. Highlighting Pakistan’s perspective on the new U.S. strategy for South Asia, the Ambassador said […]
November 28, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Cory Booker

Continuing his outreach to the U.S. Congress, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, met Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) at Capitol Hill today. Senator Booker is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Ambassador briefed Senator Booker on Pakistan’s perspective on the region, including the situation in Afghanistan. Noting that both countries desired peace and stability in South Asia, Ambassador Chaudhry said it was important for Pakistan and the United States to work together for a political settlement in Afghanistan. Ambassador Chaudhry informed the Senator that Pakistan’s successes in the fight against terrorism had resulted […]
November 28, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry has said that Pakistan intends to strengthen its bilateral relations with the United States, based on mutual respect and dignity

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry has said that Pakistan intends to strengthen its bilateral relations with the United States, based on mutual respect and dignity. He was addressing a distinguished gathering of Pakistani Journalists at a dinner hosted by Pakistani American Press Association (PAPA). The dinner was also attended by a delegation of prominent Pakistani journalists including President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Mr. Afzal Butt and President National Press Club (NPC) Mr. Shakeel Anjum who are currently visiting United States of America. Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry was the Chief Guest on the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry […]
November 23, 2017

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs An Interview with Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry

Fletcher Forum: How would you describe the U.S.-Pakistan relationship in three words? Aizaz Chaudhry: A long-standing relationship. FF: With the change in leadership in the U.S. and Pakistan, how do you see the relations evolving in the near future? AC: I think there is a desire on both sides to take the relationship forward. We need to build on areas where we agree, and work on areas where we differ. FF: What are the implications in the long term for this change? AC: Pakistan and the United States have worked with each other to pursue our common interests, irrespective of […]
November 20, 2017

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President Islamic Republic of Pakistan (On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day 20 November 2017)

As Pakistan joins the International Community to celebrate Universal Children’s Day on 20th November, we re-affirm our commitment and determination to safeguard the rights of our children. The observance of the Children’s Day today should serve to remind us of our obligation to the children as ordained in the injunctions of our religion and also in the Constitution. Being a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Pakistan remains in the forefront to advocate, protect and promote child rights. For this, the Government has undertaken all necessary measures to ensure better livelihood, education, healthcare […]
November 16, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Addresses Students at Georgetown University, Washington DC

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry delivered a talk on ‘Security and Stability in South Asia’ at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs earlier today. The event was attended by students from Washington based Universities, faculty and other distinguished guests. Former Pakistani Ambassador and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Mr. Touqir Hussain moderated the talk. In his remarks, Ambassador Chaudhry presented a broad overview of the changing international political climate defined by major powers rivalry and its effects on the security and stability of South Asia. He highlighted the laudable efforts and sacrifices of Pakistani people and security […]
November 15, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz meets Rep. Pete Sessions

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry met Rep. Pete Sessions(R-TX) on November 15. Rep. Sessions is the Chairman House Rules Committee.
November 14, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Jack Reed

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry met Senator Jack Reed (Democrat-Rhode Island) at Capitol Hill in Washington DC today. Senator Reed is the Ranking Member of Senate Armed Services Committee. He is also a member of Senate Appropriations and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committees. Ambassador Chaudhry briefed Senator Reed about Pakistan’s perspective on the new U.S. strategy for South Asia and the current situation in Afghanistan. Ambassador informed the Senator that Pakistan had successfully reversed the tide of terrorism by clearing its tribal and border areas of all militant groups. Marked improvement in the country’s security environment and growing […]
November 14, 2017

Pakistani Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led The Washington Diplomat’s seventh Ambassador Insider Series (AIS) program

Pakistani Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led The Washington Diplomat’s seventh Ambassador Insider Series (AIS) program with a wide-ranging discussion on his geostrategic nation of nearly 200 million people that straddles one of the most turbulent regions in the world. Nearly 150 people attended the event, held Oct. 10 at the Willard InterContinental Washington hotel. Chaudhry — a veteran diplomat with a 36-year career who most recently served as foreign secretary of Pakistan — addressed a range of issues, from President Trump’s newly released strategy for Southeast Asia to Pakistan’s relations with neighboring Afghanistan. The Muslim-majority, nuclear-armed nation is key to […]
November 13, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry addresses World Affairs Council, Connecticut

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry addressed the World Affairs Council, Connecticut at Mark Twain House, Hartford earlier. In his address, the Ambassador outlined the regional and global challenges confronting the world today and called for a global response to overcome challenges such as terrorism, poverty and climate change. The Ambassador narrated Pakistan’s hard fought successes against militancy and extremism. A national consensus, he said, had enabled Pakistani security forces to enter the militant hideouts and secure a victory against them. These successes had come at a tremendous economic and human cost. The Ambassador highlighted Pakistan’s impressive economic revival which was driven […]
November 9, 2017

Iqbal’s message continues to inspire the nation

“The message of Allama Muhammad Iqbal continues to inspire the entire Pakistani nation”, said Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry. He was addressing an Embassy Forum event to commemorate Iqbal Day, at the Pakistan Embassy, Washington DC. The Ambassador paid rich tribute to Pakistan’s greatest philosopher, thinker and poet, Allama Iqbal, whose iconic writings in Urdu and Persian, have attained global acclaim. Iqbal’s poetry, philosophy and thoughts galvanized the Muslims of the Indian Sub-Continent to demand a separate homeland that ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan, within a decade of Iqbal’s death in 1938. Narrating the various phases and events of […]
November 9, 2017

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Iqbal Day

November 09 , 2017 Washington D.C
November 9, 2017

Message from Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Iqbal Day

November 09 , 2017 Washington D.C
November 8, 2017

Dr. Anita Zaidi meets Ambassador Aizaz – November 8, 2017

Dr. Anita K.M.Zaidi, Director,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called on Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry today and briefed him on the initiatives of the Foundation and its work in Pakistan. Washington DC, November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Jim Risch and Congressman Albio Sires

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, had separate meetings with Senator Jim Risch (Republican-Idaho) and Congressman Albio Sires (Democrat-New Jersey) on Capitol Hill today. Senator Risch chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on South Asia and is also a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Congressman Sires is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. In the meetings, Ambassador Chaudhry briefed the US legislators on Pakistan-U.S. relations and conveyed Pakistan’s perspective on key issues of interest to both countries. The Ambassador said that Pakistan’s […]
November 7, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets three members of Congress on Capitol Hill

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, had a busy day on Capitol Hill. Continuing his outreach to key members of Congress, the Ambassador had meetings with Senator Joni Ernst (Republican-Iowa), Congresswoman Karen Bass (Democrat-California) and Congressman Chris Stewart (Republican-Utah). Senator Ernst is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, while Congresswoman Bass and Congressman Stewart sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Appropriations Committee respectively. In his back-to-back meetings, Ambassador Chaudhry updated the members of Congress on recent developments in the context of Pakistan-U.S. relations. He briefed them on Pakistan’s perspective on the region, […]
November 5, 2017

World must act to end Indian brutality in Kashmir – Pakistan Embassy event concludes

The international community must play its role in bringing an end to the brutality in Indian Occupied Kashmir – this was the consensus of a seminar entitled “Kashmir: The Seventy Years’ Struggle”, held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC earlier today to mark Kashmir Black Day (October 27). In his remarks, Amb. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry called upon the international community to take notice of the human rights violations perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in Jammu & Kashmir. He said the events of the last fifteen months, ever since the death of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani, have proven that […]
November 4, 2017

Ambassador Chaudhry Meets Delegation of Leading Pakistani Businessmen

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry emphasized significance of frequent exchanges of business and trade delegations towards strengthening Pak-US bilateral ties entrenched in people to people contacts. In a meeting with a Pakistani business delegation led by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, the Ambassador highlighted the enormous investment and business opportunities afforded by an emerging Pakistan – being a market of over 210 million people – to US and other international investors. He added that the seven- decade long history of Pak-US bilateral ties had laid a strong foundation of economic and commercial ties but the vast untapped potential needed to be realized […]
November 2, 2017

“The Colours of Pakistan ” event held at Pakistan House, Washington DC

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Mrs. Najia Ahmad hosted a luncheon reception and a briefing on “Colors of Pakistan” for the DC based Women’s Foreign Policy Group which comprises of spouses of several Congressmen and diplomats, prominent women leaders, and corporate executives. The panel of speakers included, Mrs. Sarah Tariq Gilani, Ms. Maheen Ahmad, Ms. Cynthia Ritchie and Mrs. Najia Ahmad. Mrs. Najia Ahmad welcomed the guests and apprised the audience about Pakistan by sharing interesting statistics. She stated that Pakistan is a land of diversity and has a rich cultural heritage. She further said that women in Pakistan are […]
November 2, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Chairman Senate Homeland Security Committee Ron Johnson

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, met with Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, at Capitol Hill today. Senator Johnson (R-Wisconsin) is also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Ambassador Chaudhry briefed the Senator about Pakistan’s successes in the fight against militancy and extremism. As a result of Pakistan’s comprehensive counterterrorism operations, the Ambassador said, Pakistan’s security situation had markedly improved. The economy was resurging and foreign investor interest, including from corporate America, was high. Ambassador Chaudhry said that, while Pakistan and the United States had made great progress […]
November 1, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry meets Senator Johnny Isakson and Congressman Joe Wilson

Continuing his engagement with the U.S. Congress, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, had two meetings at Capitol Hill today. The Ambassador Chaudhry met Republican Senator Johnny Isakson. Senator Isakson, who is the senior senator from the state of Georgia, is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also chairs the Senate Committees on Ethics and Veterans’ Affairs. Separately, the Ambassador also met with Congressman Joe Wilson, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina. Congressman Wilson serves on both the House Foreign Affairs and the House Armed Services Committees. In the […]
November 1, 2017

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry visited the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University (GWU)

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry visited the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University (GWU, to speak to the students and faculty on regional and global issues and present Pakistan’s perspective on these issues. The event was co-hosted by the GW Law School and the Elliot School. Dean Blake D. Morant and Vice Dean Edward W. Gnehm jointly welcomed the Ambassador. In his welcome remarks, Dean Morant appreciated Ambassador Chaudhry’s service for his country and his contribution to making the world a better place through his years in the world of multilateral diplomacy. Ambassador Chaudhry in his presentation reflected upon […]