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PM urges APPNA to invest in Pakistan’s health tourism, paramedical training

NEW YORK: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has invited APPNA to invest in health tourism, medical and paramedical education, training and skill development sectors in Pakistan.

He made the invitation while talking to a delegation of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America (APPNA), led by its President Dr Arshad Rehan, that called on him on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.

Kakar appreciated APPNA’s social welfare, educational and medical relief missions and programmes in Pakistan, and commended APPNA President Dr Arshad Rehan for the association’s positive role in spearheading the message of unity and solidarity among the Pakistani-American community, the official news agency reported.

The PM reiterated that over one million strong Pakistani-Americans were an asset for Pakistan and their contribution in the country’s national development was fully recognised.

He expressed confidence that the Pakistani-American diaspora will continue to contribute in Pakistan’s socio-economic progress through their remittances, investments and philanthropic work.

Kakar said that diaspora was Pakistan’s face in the US and a valuable bridge for further strengthening Pakistan-US ties. He assured APPNA delegation of the government’s firm resolve to facilitate Pakistani diaspora all around the world.

Dr Arshad Rehan, on behalf of APPNA members, expressed gratitude to the prime minister for the call-on and briefed the PM on APPNA’s continued work in social welfare, educational and medical domains in Pakistan.

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