Pakistani-American community boosting support to flood-hit Pakistan's relief operations: Masood Khan.

WASHINGTON -- Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan, has told a conference in Islamabad that the Pakistan-American community has stepped up its efforts to mobilize support to Pakistan's rescue and relief operations in flood-devastated regions of the country.

At the same time, he said the US government, Congress, civil society, private sector and philanthropic entities were contributing substantially to help Pakistan, one-thirds of which is under water.

Addressing the 6th International Studies Conference organized by the Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, virtually, the Ambassador said that Pak-US relations, for the past 75 years, had demonstrated great resilience and longevity. The two countries had prosecuted wars together and had been fellow peacekeepers -- "The camaraderie lives on,' he added.

'We will continue to collaborate to enhance security in our region and beyond. We oppose terrorism. We would use diplomacy to resolve conflicts and promote peace.'

He also appreciated the efforts of the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome, for cementing multifaceted Pak-US partnership.

The Pakistani envoy said that the two counties, in the current phase, had put economic content at the center of their bilateral agenda. 'In recent high-level visits, we have prioritized trade and investment ties, health partnership, food security, climate change, clean energy, agriculture, tech sector and people to people exchanges.'

Masood Khan noted that Pakistan was the largest recipient of Fulbright scholarships...

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