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To mark the 77th Pakistan National Day, H.E. Mr. Afrasiab, the High Commissioner and Mrs. Asia Afrasiab, hosted a Reception at the Wellington Club on 27 March 2017. H.E. Mr. David Bennett, Honorable Minister of Veterans Affairs, Minister for Food Safety, Associate Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Transport, was the Chief Guest on …

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The 3rd Round of Pakistan-New Zealand Bilateral Political Consultations was held in Islamabad, today. Mr. Javed Jalil Khattak, Director General (EAP) led the Pakistan delegation while the New Zealand side was led by Mr. Stephen Harris, Divisional Manager (South Asia). Other members of delegation included Mr. Eamonn O’Shaughnessy, New Zealand High Commissioner to Pakistan (resident …

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H.E. Mian Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi Qureshi, High Commissioner of Pakistan to New Zealand, has presented his credentials to H.E. Lieutenant General The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, KStJ, Governor General of New Zealand, in an impressive ceremony at the Government House on 1 June 2016. In his welcoming statement, the Honorable Governor General …

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A welcome reception in honour of the Pakistan Cricket Team was held at the Pakistan High Commission in Wellington on Saturday, 23 January 2016. The reception was also attended by former Captain and a distinguished commentator Mr. Rameez Raja. The Reception provided a good opportunity for the Pakistani community based in greater Wellington region and …

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All Pakistani citizens living in New Zealand and Pacific Islands are informed that Machine Readable Passport (MRP) has become a mandatory/necessary requirement for foreign travel. In this connection, all Pakistani citizens are advised to take following actions:-   Although manual passports can be used until 30 September 2016, they should acquire Machine Readable Passports (MRP) …

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On behalf of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, the Overseas Employment Corporation has announced a new venture “OEC Travels”which is the only Travelling agency in the Public Sector of Pakistan. According to the Overseas Employment Corporation, they have decided to facilitate the Overseas Pakistanis by making their travelling more economical offering life …

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The 69th Independence Day celebrations including the flag hoisting ceremony was held at the High Commission for Pakistan in Wellington today.  It was particularly heartening to welcome many Pakistani families including a large number of Pakistani students from distant cities. Messages from the President and Prime Minister of  Pakistan were read to the audience. Her …

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