Islam Karimov leaves democratic, peaceful and prosperous Uzbekistan: Furkat Sadikov

By Arif Qureshi |13, October, 2016 |

Islamabad: Embassy of Uzbekistan and Pakistan-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Friendship Forum along with Pak-Uzbek Society organized a condolence reference to pay tribute Late President of Uzbekistan Mr.Islam Kariov at a local hotel in Islamabad. Mr. Waheed ul Hassan, Special Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was the chief guest of the ceremony.

Addressing the condolence reference Mr. Furkat Sadikov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan said to is a honor for us paksitani friends are stand with Uzbekistan at the time of grief and sorrow. Mr. Islam Karimov passed away but he left democratic, peaceful, prosperous and stable country with even stronger society. He said that the Late President Karimov has played a vital role in the implementation of development and foreign policy of the country and made many friends through peaceful means.

In his presidential address Waheed ul Hassan said that the Late President Mr.Islam Kariov was one of the first and foremost friend of Uzbekistan from entire region of South Asia and When history of Pak-Uzbek relation will be written  the name of President Islam Karimov will be top of the list. He further said that the transformation in terms of development and education of Uzbekistan during the period of Late President was remarkable. Mr. Waheed ul Hassan has remained Ambassador of Pakistan in Uzbekistan and he shared his memories during his meeting with the late President.

He further added that the dedication and love of Uzbek people for their president is remarkable and the country has been set on the path of greater independence and prosperity due to the visionary leadership of Late President Mr. Islam Karimov. Maintaining and strengthening independence of Uzbekistan has been the highest priority for President Islam Karimov and this had been a fundamental principle of his policy. The people of Uzbekistan inextricably relate the great achievements of the country with the name of the late Head of State.

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Mr. Akbar Ozghan, President Pak-Uzbek Society said that Late President served and led his nation throughout his entire life with devotion and dedication. It is because of the tireless and selfless efforts and dedication to the uplift and development of Uzbekistan that it stands where it is today.

Ms. Farhat Asif, President, Pakistan-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Friendship Forum, said that remarkable contribution of President Karmivo towards the nation building and peaceful development are the traits that will remain as memories that are imprinted on the lives of the Uzbek nation. Mr. Karmiov was great proponent of regional peace, stability as he was among the initiator of SCO as a region forum and was a great supporter of Pakistan and Uzbek Friendship. Large numbers of Ambassadors, diplomats, businessmen, journalists were present on the occasion to pay huge respect and honor the great late leader of Uzbekistan.

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