ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordanian Armed Forces, Major General Yousef Ahmed Al-Hnaity in recognition of his efforts to further strengthen the defense relations between Pakistan and Jordan.
The investiture ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday.
Talking to the visiting dignitary, after the investiture ceremony, the President said Pakistan attaches great importance to its ties with Jordan and wants to maintain mutually beneficial cooperation with the brotherly country in all fields of mutual interest.
He said both countries enjoy excellent relations which are based on common faith, cultural affinities and shared perceptions of regional and international issues.
Dr Arif Alvi also highlighted the sufferings of Muslims of India, particularly the atrocities being committed by Indian security forces against the Muslims population of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The President said the continued restrictions against the Muslim population of IIOJK by India are hampering dissemination of information, supply of medicines and other essentials.
He emphasized the need for a united call by the International community to force India to lift the restrictions against Muslim population of IIOJK. He commended the Kingdom’s efforts to ensure peace and stability in the Middle East region.