Dow Medical Alumni's Annual Welfare Event

DOGANE's contribution to the British society commendable: Nafees Zakaria


London:  High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria commended the contribution of Dow Graduates Association of Northern Europe (DOGANE) to the British society and health sector of the UK and Pakistan. He was speaking as the Chief Guest and Patron of DOGANE at the annual function of the Association at Nottingham on 02 November 2019.

The High Commissioner said it is a matter of great satisfaction and pride that distinguished physicians and surgeons of Pakistani origin from Dow Medical College & University, Karachi are making Pakistan and its Diaspora in the UK proud of their invaluable services in the health sector and charitable causes. He said it is encouraging to see that the DOGANE members have excelled in their respective fields and are contributing positively in various walks of life. Acknowledging the positive role of the Association in promoting Pakistani culture and national objectives of peace and development, he said it is important for professionals, graduates and students of Pakistani descent to uphold the values and honour of their country wherever they live.


Mr Zakaria noted with satisfaction the Association's assistance and guidance to the younger generation in determining their career paths. He urged their assistance in strengthening bilateral cooperation in the health sector. Mr Zakaria also invited them to avail economic opportunities in pharma, surgical, industrial and tourism sectors and assured all possible assistance to the investors from the Mission.

Briefing the DOGANE Alumni about community outreach efforts of the High Commission, Mr Zakaria sought their help in connecting the second and third generation Pakistanis in the UK with their country of heritage. He asked them to be partner with the Mission in activities of cultural promotion which are regularly held at the High Commission.


Updating the Association on current situation in Kashmir, the High Commissioner said Indian measures to unilaterally change the status of the disputed region of Jammu & Kashmir are blatant violation of UN Security Council's Resolutions on Kashmir. Over 8 million Kashmiris are under Indian siege since 5 th August 2019, which has resulted in humanitarian crisis and is continuing unabated, he added. Mr Zakaria said human rights violations and crimes against humanity in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) are well documented by international organisations, and therefore, merit delivery of justice for the Kashmiri victims and punishment for the perpetrators of these crimes. He appreciated the strong voice raised by the British Parliamentarians and members of civil society for the Kashmiris who are suffering from Indian brutalities and humanitarian crisis in IOK since 05 August 2019

November 02, 2019

Last updated: November 05, 2019

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