People of Pakistan and Oman are not only Muslim brothers but also enjoy good relations on the international front. This was stated by the Ambassador of Oman Said Al-Lawati during his two-day visit here recently.
The purpose of his visit, he said, was to take a close look at the project undertaken by the government of Oman to build shelters for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the valley. He said that the government of Oman has donated USD 12 million for the IDPs, of which USD 2 million were given to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to build temporary shelters for the displaced people.
“The project also gave me an opportunity to explore the beautiful piece of paradise I have heard much about,” the ambassador added.
Al-Lawati said the government of Oman has sufficient funds for the IDPs, but the Pakistan government has not sought its help so far.
On the establishment of a micro-hydro power station in the valley, the ambassador said, “It is our policy not to intervene in the internal affairs of Pakistan; but if the federal government asks us for assistance, we will provide.”
Published In The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2012.
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