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The hyperlink between Pakistan and Burj Khalifa

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The hyperlink between Pakistan and Burj Khalifa

It was again in 2009 when the Burj Khalifa mission was accomplished within the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai — the tallest skyscraper of the world standing proud and on prime of that stood a Pakistani employee, waving, unable to comprise his glee.

The second was fondly narrated by of one of many folks related to Emaar Properties, the builder of the mission, recalled the Ambassador of the UAE in Islamabad Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Alzaabi in a latest assertion.

The UAE envoy stated the occasion is a sworn statement to the pivotal function performed by Pakistani employees within the UAE’s structural and financial improvement and growth witnessed within the final 5 many years.

“The shores on each side of Arabian Sea its deserts, dunes and climate circumstances formed an analogous tradition and customary future for each nations, the traditional historical past reveals many intra cultural and commerce exchanges and travels, in new historical past the founding father of UAE Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan at all times most popular Pakistan as his second dwelling, and even earlier than the institution of UAE he has visited Pakistan many instances together with different Sheikhs and companions,” he stated.

Alzaabi stated the historic and cultural bond between the 2 brotherly nations has roots in historical past.

Acknowledging that Pakistan was the primary nation to recognise the UAE in 1971, he stated that the Pakistani diaspora has performed an essential function in establishing and constructing many establishments of the UAE.

“Emirates which grew to become now one of many world main Airways is an evident instance of above function, as PIA offered technical and administrative help to the brand new provider and leased a brand new Boeing 737–300 and an Airbus A300B4-200, and I used to be delighted to obtain Capt. Rtd. Fazl Ghani Mian, the Pilot who led the Emirates first and launching flight from Dubai to Karachi on 25th October 1985, in my workplace final month,” recounted the envoy.

He additional stated that 1.6 million Pakistanis represent the second largest foreigner neighborhood within the emirates and in addition the second largest supply of remittances to Pakistan for the previous a number of years.

“These contributions helped in evolving the shut friendship between United Arab Emirates and Islamic Republic of Pakistan, consequently the UAE as soon as grew to become the most important international direct funding nation with its enormous investments within the fields of oil refinery, telecommunication, banking, aviation and property improvement, in the meantime UAE stay dedicated to help the Pakistan in its financial stability and human improvement,” Alzaabi added.

The envoy stated that final January, {Prime Minister} Imran Khan met with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the place the latter reminisced about his childhood in Pakistan.

“When he (Nahyan) was 5-year-old (in 1966 roughly) he was accompanying Late Sheikh Zayed in his personal go to to Pakistan and he was of the consider that there are solely two international locations in world, UAE and Pakistan, this reveals that Pakistan was solely most popular vacation spot for the Late Sheikh Zayed as household go to station,” stated Alzaabi, quoting the UAE chief.

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