ISLAMABAD: A Book Launch Ceremony of “The Tajiks in the Mirror of History” was jointly organized by Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan to Pakistan, Regional Integration Centre, University of the Punjab, Lahore and Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad. This Book is authored by His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan.
His Excellency Ismatullo Nasredin, Ambassador of Republic of Tajikistan to Pakistan also visited University of the Punjab and graced the occasion. Before the Book Launch ceremony a meeting was held between His Excellency Ismatullo Nasredin, Ambassador of Republic of Tajikistan to Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore and Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director CGSS. The Head of various Departments of the University were also present during the meeting.
The Book Launch ceremony commenced with the Remarks by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore. He stated that Pakistan and Tajikistan share historical and cultural ties. He highlighted the importance of Pakistan’s bilateral ties with Central Asia. He also mentioned that both countries have been cooperating in many domains. Recently, Pakistan and Tajikistan have also signed several accords to boost ties between the two nations
His Excellency Mr. Ismatullo Nasredin, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan also addressed the students and participants of the session. He stated that Tajikistan stands ready to build up friendly relations with other countries and recognize shared interests based on reciprocal respect, equality and mutually beneficial cooperation. Moreover, Tajikistan has done remarkable efforts towards regional integration and the country has enhanced regional ties and global outreach through multilateral cooperation. The bilateral ties between Pakistan and Tajikistan are also growing with the passage of time and both brotherly countries enjoy deep cordial ties more than ever before.
Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director CGSS stated that the dynamic leadership of Tajikistan under His Excellency President Emomali Rahmon has created equal opportunities, formed a robust security system and promoted higher living standards for its people. The leadership has the vision that globalization and national interests should complement each other and provide a reliable guarantee for sustainable development of international relations.
Mr. Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah, Department of History, University of the Punjab, Lahore and Dr. Shareh from Department of Political Science also shared their thoughts at the occasion. They stated that the book authored by President Emomali Rahmon, is a great contribution as it provides a profound understanding of Tajikistan’s history, culture, people, language, customs and tradition.
One can get a detailed knowledge of Tajikistan by reading this book. The speakers also stated that Tajikistan has been on a road to development and we also share our mutual admiration and respect for Allama Iqbal.
H.E Ismatullo Nasredin, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan also presented the Book to the management of University of the Punjab, Lahore and CGSS.