PM pays tribute to UAE’s national heroes

ABU DHABI (APP): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Tuesday visited the martyrs memorial of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi and paid tributes to the national heroes.

The prime minister laid a wreath at ‘Wahat Al Karama’, the national and cultural monument meaning the oasis of dignity, to commemorate the Emiratis who laid their lives in the line of duty.

Chairman of the Office of Development and Martyrs Families Affairs, Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan briefed PM Kakar about the monument as an icon to highlight the great sacrifices of national heroes. The prime minister was presented with a static guard of honour on the occasion.

The Monument comprises 31 panels leaning on one another to symbolise the unity and solidarity between the UAE’s leadership, people and heroic soldiers.

Later, PM Kakar went on a tour across the memorial and penned his expressions in the visitor book placed on the premises. Wahat Al Karama was established to commemorate the heroic actions of the UAE’s martyrs and their sacrifices in defence of the UAE.

PM visits UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the PM Office said.

The prime minister commenced his visit by offering fateha at the mausoleum of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and recalled visionary leadership of the founding father of the UAE that enriched the culture of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among various nations of the world. He recalled late Sheikh Zayed’s close relationship with the people and the leadership of Pakistan.

During the visit, the prime minister was briefed about the mosque’s noble message that highlights notions of coexistence, tolerance, and openness to other cultures, inspired by the nation’s late founder’s rich legacy. He was also apprised about the mosque’s leading role in highlighting the Islamic culture’s true essence and promoting cross-cultural communication worldwide. Caretaker Chief Minister of the Punjab Syed Mohsin Naqvi and Pakistan’s Ambassador the UAE Faisal Niaz Tirmzi also accompanied the Prime Minister. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a master piece of modern Islamic architecture with capacity to accommodate over 40,000 visitors. Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in UAE and third largest in the world.

Kakar leaves for Kuwait on an official visit: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar left for Kuwait City for an official visit after concluding his two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates. At the Al-Bateen airport, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei and Pakistani diplomatic staff saw off the prime minister, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.

During his visit to Kuwait, the Caretaker Prime Minister will meet with Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Al-Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. During the visit, a new era of economic and economic cooperation between the two countries will begin. A number of MoUs will be signed for mutual cooperation in various sectors including manpower, information technology, minerals and mining, food security, energy and defense.

Bill Gates calls PM: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has commended the support of Gates Foundation in efforts of the government to secure a polio-free Pakistan and reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to rid the country of this debilitating virus.

According to details, the caretaker prime minister on Tuesday received a telephone call from Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to discuss progress in the ongoing efforts to eradicate polio from Pakistan.

The prime minister is currently on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. During telephonic conversation, Premier Kakar and Gates followed up on their discussion in New York when they met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in September.

In this regard, the caretaker prime minister briefed Gates on the polio vaccination drive currently in progress across Pakistan. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar assured Gates that the government of Pakistan was fully committed to delivering on the promise of a healthier, safer and financially inclusive Pakistan and counted on reliable partners such as BMGF in this endeavor. The issues of malnutrition and maternal health also came under discussion. The prime minister expressed satisfaction at the excellent cooperation between the government and BMGF.