KARACHI: Bangladesh Pakistan relationship is a unique and strong one with a common history, cultural traditions, values and aspirations, and there exist close and warm bonds between the people of the two countries.
This was stated by Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner, Rahul Alam Siddiqui at a reception hosted by him to celebrate the Independence and National Day of Bangladesh, said a release here on Thursday.
Bangladeshi envoy said that both the neighbouring countries should enhance economic cooperation and interaction at different levels for the benefit of the two nations.
He recounted many achievements of his country on social and economic fronts.
He said Bangladesh has growth rate of around 6.5 percent during the last four years and has become number two manufacturer of ready made garments in the world in terms of global market share.
Other industries coming up fast in Bangladesh are ceramic tableware, ship-building, pharmaceutical, leather products, information technology and software and fresh organic
Siddiqui informed that two of the Bangladesh’s largest NGOs (ASA and BRAC) are working in Pakistan in the micro-credit and other social development sectors including education. These have got recognition and popularity here.
Sindh’s Senior Minister for Education, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said Pakistan and Bangladesh were two brotherly countries with a long common history. The relationship would gather further strength in times to come.
Khuhro paid tributes to Bangladeshi Deputy High Commissioner Ruhul Alam Siddiqui and said that Siddiqui was a sincere friend of Pakistan.
Rahul Alam Siddiqui has always been in the forefront during relief activities whenever a natural calamity hit Sindh province.