(MENAFN - Arab News) Pakistani Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan welcomed the idea initiated by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Riyadh to establish a revolving 1 billion fund, which would be generated by the Pakistani expatriate community in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the USA and UK for the development of the country.
Khan was speaking on the occasion of Pakistan's founder Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's birthday, organized by the PML-N Riyadh at a local hotel recently.
The event entitled "Bright Future of Pakistan" aimed to highlight the unity and strength of the Pakistani community in the Kingdom.
Many well-known national songs, a tableau and speeches on Pakistan's bright future, and the positive role played by expatriate Pakistanis were also presented during the event.
The Pak envoy also appreciated the idea initiated by PML-N Riyadh to establish vocational training centers for Pakistanis in the Kingdom as well as in Pakistan for those aspiring to come to GCC for better economic future.
Khaled Akram Rana, president of PML-N Riyadh, requested Ambassador Khan to support these ideas put forward by the community for the betterment of the country and overseas Pakistanis.
A number of community leaders vowed to demonstrate oneness of purpose and unity in their ranks and work without discrimination for the sake of the country.
The Pak envoy presented a cake cutting ceremony followed by dinner.
Khan also presented mementos to Muhammad Asif Qureshi for his contribution in the field of teaching for more than four decades.
The ambassador was given a gold medal in recognition for his positive efforts toward the community.
Some 300 Pakistanis, community leaders, and PML-N supporters attended the birthday event, graced by Khan, the chief guest, his wife, as well as embassy officials and their families.