In the wake of recent events in Pakistan, the overseas chapters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have been actively engaged in expressing concern over events in Pakistan and advocating for global issues. From Hong Kong to Japan and beyond, PML-N members abroad have been at the forefront of raising their voices for justice and peace.
Hong Kong Chapter: standing strong against terrorism
In Hong Kong, the President of PML-N, Mr Imran Khan, expressed grave concern over the recent terrorist attack on the Mianwali Air Base. At an event in Hong Kong, he highlighted the alarming increase in terrorism following the incident on 9 May. The President of Pakistan Club in Hong Kong Jawad Sheikh, echoed these sentiments, emphasising the need to address the growing wave of terrorism. The event saw the participation of youth representatives Ali Zain, Shahid Khan, and others.
Japan Chapter: advocacy for Gaza
The PML-N Chapter in Japan, under the leadership of Chief Rana Abrar Khan, took a stand in support of the oppressed people of Gaza. The Muslim community in Tokyo organised a protest, drawing attention to the plight of the people in Gaza, who have been suffering the increased aggression of Israel since 7 October and called for an immediate ceasefire. Following the demonstration, the Japanese government announced a significant aid package for Gaza.
Delegation visit to Jinnah House Lahore
A delegation of PML-N officials from 42 countries, led by Barrister Amjad Malik from the UK, visited Jinnah House in Lahore. The delegation expressed deep sorrow over the tragic incident of 9 May, with members urging the swift trial of the accused. Representatives from different corners of the globe, including Maher Amanat Hussain from Spain, Rana Zahid from South Africa, Mehmood-ul-Haq Dogar from Saudi Arabia, Sohail Waraich from Canada, Imran Saeed from London, Dr Abul Fazal from Australia, Chaudhry Rashid from Sharjah, Mir Abrar from Turkey, Shahzad Osman Tahir from Sweden, Chaudhry Parvez Sandhila, and Raja Amir Iqbal from South Korea emphasised the need for zero tolerance towards those who desecrate the heritage of Quaid-e-Azam and martyrs’ memorials.
Dinner hosted by Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan:
PML-N Punjab Vice President Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan hosted a dinner for overseas PML-N officials, who accompanied Mian Nawaz Sharif when he returned from London to Pakistan after four years. In extending a warm welcome to the guests, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan acknowledged and praised the significant contributions of overseas Pakistanis to both PML-N and the nation.
Throughout the event, various speakers expressed optimism that Mian Nawaz Sharif’s return would mark a turning point, steering the country away from economic decline and fostering a renewed momentum towards progress and prosperity. There was a shared hope that this period would empower the people to elect their true representatives, fostering a positive trajectory for the nation’s future.