Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association organized a talk program to mark the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan. Addressing the program, deputy prime minister and foreign minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara said Nepal and Pakistan maintains friendly and close relationship since the establishment of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Attended by Vice president Nanda Bahadur Pun as a chief guest, Deputy Prime Minister Mahara stressed the need to enhance the bilateral trade relations between the two countries.
Former foreign minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said Nepal and Pakistan need to strengthen relation increasing the connectivity. Pandey also said that Nepal needs to take initiative to hold forthcoming SAARC summit in Islamabad. Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal Dr. Mazhar Zaved said Pakistan Airline is considering resuming its regular flight to Kathmandu.
Former speaker of House of Representative Taranath Ranabhat also spoke on the occasion. Welcoming the guest, president of Association Himalaya Sumsher Rana shared his experience in working in 1980s in Pakistan for four years. Rana said Nepal and Pakistan share many commonalities.
General Secretary of Association Manju Ratna Shakya highlighted the people’s to people to relations existed between the two countries.
Vice President of Nepal, Mr Nanda Bahadur Pun, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Krishna Bahadur Mahara, President of Nepal Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association, Mr Himalaya Shumsher Rana and Ambassador of Pakistan, D