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Ambassador Sadiq Visits Nangarhar Province-Jalalabad and Tourkham (14-16 Apr 2010)

With Governor Sherzai of Nangarhar 14 April

Ambassador Sadiq Visits Nangarhar Province-Jalalabad and Tourkham (14-16 Apr

Welcome lunch by Governor Nangarhar

A room in Governor House Nangarhar

In Torkhum, on Pakistan side

From Pakistan side to the Afghan side at Torkham

Walking in Torkham between the posts

Wtih Afghan officials on their post

With incharge on Afghan side

Group photo on the Afghan post

The Afghan Torkham post

King Amnullah Khan Township outside Jalalabad

Arrival at Nangarhar University, welcome by the Chancellor

Meeting in Chancellor Sabir’s Office

In meeting with Chancellor

Group Photo with Chancellor and the Consulate officers

A stroll in Nangarhar University, Jalalabad

The just completed Science Faculty under Pakistan’s assistance programme

Introductions with the team that work on the project

Introductions with the team that work on the project

With Chancellor Sabir

Inspecting the Science Building

Group photo with Chancellor, Embassy and Consulate officers on the roof of the Science Faculty

Gropu photo with Deputy Governor and Deputy Minister Public Works

With Chancellor Nangarhar University Dr Sabir on roof of Science Faculty

A Budhist Stupa seen from the roof of the Science Faculty

Buddhist era cave houses in the hill

Taliking to media outside the Faculty building

With students and staff of Nangarhar University, Jalalabad

Chatting with students of Nangarhar University

Group photo with students

Students listening to the remarks by Ambasador

Interacting with students

Students seeing-off the Ambassador

Visit to the under-construction Kidney Centre in Jalalabad which is a gift from Pakistan

Visit to the under-construction Kidney Centre in Jalalabad which is a gift from Pakistan

Group photo outside Kidney Centre

Close up of the Group photo outside Kidney Centre

Deputy Minster Public Works writing remarks in visitors book at Kidney Centre

Deputy Governor Dr Alam Ishaquezai

Writing remarks in visitors book

Taliking to media after a visit to Kidney Centre

Offering Fateha at the grave of King Amanullah Khan in Jalalabad

At Amanullah’s grave

At Commander Abdul Haque’s grave

Meeting with Governor Sherzai of Nangarhar on 15 April

With Governor Sherzai

Lunch hosted by Sherzai 0n 14 April

Introductions with the staff of Consulate General Jalalabad

With the Consulate’s staff

Announcing the gifting of the road building machinary to Afghan Government

Officials and media at the ceremony

The formal handing over to Deputy Minster Public Works

Some of the machinary

Addressing the media after handing over ceremony

Addressing the media after handing over ceremony

Addressing the media after handing over ceremony

Addressing the media after handing over ceremony

The press stake out ends

Introductions with the Jalalabad Cricket Team

Introductions with the Jalalabad Cricket Team

Going for net practice with the team

Announcing assistance for Jalalabad Cricket Club

Senior Minister Hidayt Amin Arsala, Chief Guest

Pir Ahmed Gailani

Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister for Information, Culture

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Prince Mostapha Zahir

Afghan Army Chief Gen Bismillah Khan Mohammadi

Ustab Burhan ud Din Rabbani.

Deputy Speaker of Lower House Mirwais Yasini

Ambassador Sadiq Addressing the gathering

The Pakistan Day gathering.

Foreign Minster, Ambassador, Senior Minister, Finance Minister

Senior Minister Arsala

Ambassador with the Foreign Minister and Finance Minster.

Abdullah Abdullah

Member of Parliament Imami Ghori

Deputy Interior Minister Gen Mohammad Daud

Welcoming the guests

Member Parliament Attaullah Ludin of Hizb-e-Islami

UNAMA Special Representative Staffan de Mistura

Ambassador Francis Riccardone of US

Ambassador of Russia

French Ambassador

European Commission’s Ambassador

UAE Ambassador

Ambassador of Egypt.

Nancy Dupree

Member of Parliament Fazal Karim Imaq

DG Foreign Affairs Inayatullah Nabiel

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia

Hamidullah Amin, Chancellor Kabul University

Gen M Zahir Azimi Deputy Defence Minister

Salute to the National Anthem

And we celebrated after the lunch.

And we celebrated after the lunch.

And we celebrated after the lunch.

Ambassador Sadiq meets Afghan Vice President Karim Khalili to invite him to visit Pakistan (6 March 2010)

Meeing Afghan Vice President Karim Khalili

Extending invitation to Vice President Khalili to visit Pakistan

VP Khalili reading the invitation letter

VP Khalili reading the invitation letter-

With VP Khalili

Ambassador Sadiq in Pakistan Day celebrations at the Embassy and ISAF HQ in Kabul on 23 March 2010

Hoisting the flag at Pakistan Embassy

Hoisting the flag

Addressing the gathering

Addressing the gathering

Addressing the gathering

The community representatives and Embassy officials

Refreshments

Addressing the media

Addressing the media

Addressing the media

Addressing the media

Celebrating the National Day at ISAF HQ

With Afghan Deputy Defence Minister and Army Officers

ISAF and Afghan Generals and Afghan Deputy Minister for Defence who celebrated the Pakistan Day with us

Ambassador Sadiq visits Kabul’s Bagh-e-Babar where Mughal Emperor Babar is burried (1 March 2010)

A view of Kabu from Bagh-e-Baba where Mughal Emperor Baber is burried-

Visit to Bagh-e-Babar in Kabul

. On grave of Babar

The Mughal mosque in Bagh-e-Babar

Museum in Bagh-e-Babar

A page from Babar Nama

In Bagh-e-Babar

8 one of the few original wood work piece not looted or destroyed during the civil war

In Bagh-e-Babar

In Bagh-e-Babar

In Bagh-e-Babar

In Bagh-e-Babar

In Bagh-e-Babar

In Bagh-e-Babar

In Bagh-e-Babar

A view of Kabul from Bagh-e-Baba

A part of Kabul seen from Bagh-e-Babar

Mountains around Kabul

Kabul city and beyond from Bagh-e-Baba

Northern mountains beyond Kabul

Mountains around Kabule – a view from Bag-e-Babar

A group photo at Bagh-e-Babar

Bagh-e-Baber

Restoration of Bagh-e-Babar in pictures

Ambassador Sadiq hosts and brief Pakistani intellectuals visiting Kabul at Pakistan House (23 Feb 2010). Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) – a German foundation – sponsored the visit.

The delegation of Pakistani intellectuals at Ambassador Sadiq’s Residence

Dr. Qasim Jan, Former Vice Chancellor of the Quaid-e-Azam University signing the guest book

Ambassador Sadiq and Dr. Rifaat Hussain.

Ambassador Sadiq with TV anchor and author Imtiaz Gul

Ambassador Sadiq with Dr. Babak Khalabari, KAS Representative.

Ambassador Sadiq with guests.

Ambassador Sadiq welcomes the guests

The Pakistani intellectuals around the table-

The Pakistani intellectuals around the table

Imtiaz Gul, Abrar Khattak, Salim Safi, Asifa Hasan

Shabana Fayaz (QAU), Babak Khalabari (KAS), Ross Masood Hussain, Rifaat Hussain (QAU)

Abrar Khattak (Ebmassy), Salim Safi (Geo), Asifa Hassan (NDU)

Faiz Rasool (Embassy), Abdul Baqi Banwal (KAS), Professor Qasim Jan

Ross Massod, Rifaat Hussain

Waqas, Shabana Fayaz, Salma Malik

Guests

Ambassador Sadiq concluding his briefing

Ambassador Sadiq visits Sheberghan , capital of Jowzjan in Nothern Afghanistan to meet Governor Mohammad Hashim Zaray (21 Feb 2010)

Welcome by Governor Jowzjan Mohammad Hashim Zaray

Governor Zaray welcomes Pak Consul General in Mazar Sharif

Lunch hosted by Governor Jowzjan.

Addressing a pressconference at Shibbergan, capital of Jowzjan

Governor Zaray presents traditional chapin (robe)

Bye

Ambassador Sadiq inspects under construction Engineering Faculty of Balkh University being built under Pakistan’s assisstance programme(21 Feb 2010)

Welcomed by Vice Chancellor of Balkh University on arrival at under-construction Engineering Faculty

Towards the under sonstruction building with the Vice Chancellor

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

On the roof of the building

On the roof of the building

On the roof of the building

Addressing the media

Addressing the media

Addressing the media

A view of the underconstruction Engineering Faculty at Balkh University

Side view of the under construction building

Pakistani engineers and formen working on the project

After the inspection

Briefing about the project

Listening to the briefing

This is how the Engineering Faculty will look when it is completed

After the visit

Taking leave, with VC of Balkh University

Bye

Ambassador Sadiq inspects under construction Engineering Faculty of Balkh University being built under Pakistan’s assisstance programme(21 Feb 2010)

Welcomed by Vice Chancellor of Balkh University on arrival at under-construction Engineering Faculty

Towards the under sonstruction building with the Vice Chancellor

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

Inspection of the project

On the roof of the building

On the roof of the building

On the roof of the building

Addressing the media

Addressing the media

Addressing the media

A view of the underconstruction Engineering Faculty at Balkh University

Side view of the under construction building

Pakistani engineers and formen working on the project

After the inspection

Briefing about the project

Listening to the briefing

This is how the Engineering Faculty will look when it is completed

After the visit

Taking leave, with VC of Balkh University

Bye

Ambassador Sadiq meet’s Governor of Balkh Province Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor at Mazar Sharif on 21 Feb 2010

Ambassador Sadiq meets Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor, Governor of Balkh province in Mazar Sharif

With Governor Atta

With Governor Atta

Exchang of of gifts with the Governor

Exchang of of gifts with the Governor

Exchang of of gifts with the Governor

Exchang of of gifts with the Governor

Ambassador Sadiq visit Masjid-e-Sabz, Rabia Balkhi’s grave, the ruins of Balkh Fort and Ziarat of Hazrat Sheesh AS (son of Hazrat Adam) in the historic Central Asian city of Balkh (21 Feb 2010)

The historic Masjid-e-Sabz (Green Mosque) of Balkh, northern Afghanistan

The Balkh Mosque

In front of the Balkh Mosque-

The interior of Balkh Mosque

The interior of Balkh Mosque

Inside the Balkh Mosque

The stairs leading to the basement of the mosque

The basement of the Balkh Mosque where great mystics of the time used to meditate

Mazar of Rabia Balkhi, the first Persian poetess

On the grave of Rabia Balkh in the basement

Offering Fateha on the grave of Rabia Balkhi

The famous fort of Balkh which was destroyed by Ganges Khan

Standing on the ruins of Balkh Fort

A village seen from the Balkh Fort

A walk on the ruins of Balkh Fort

On the grave of Hazrat Sheesh AS the son of Prophet Adam

Majawars on the grave of Sheesh AS

Visit to Takht-e-Rustam, a Buddhist stupa and monastery, and Aibak (capital of Samangan Province in Northern Afghanistan) Qutbuddin Aibak was born in Aibak (20 February 2010)

In front of the monastery – the town of Aibak is behind the monstery

The narrow passes in the mountains of northern Afghanistan

The narrow passes in the mountains of northern Afghanistan

The mountains of northern Afghanistan

The mountains

Off the main road on way up the mountain to Takh-e-Rustam

Takhat-e-Rustam, a ancient Buddhist Stupa carved out of rock

In front of Takht-e-Rustam

With Political Counsellor Khalid Farid

With Council General Mazar Sharif Ziad Khan

The bridge our the deep ditch around Takht-e-Rustam

Under Takht-e-Rustam – View from the cave

Ditch around Takht-e-Rustam, which was filled with water to provide security

View from under the Takht-e-Rustam

From under the Takht

The rock-a view from Takht-e-Rustam – the town of Aibak in the background

(Qutbuddin Aibak was born here)

In front of the monastery in Samangan

In front of the monastery

Enterance to monastery hewn in the rock

Inside a hall (cave) believed to be the meeting place of the monastery

Inside the meeting room

Inside the meeting room

Passage from one room of the monastery to the other

This hall is believed to be the market place of the monastery

Another view of the market place

Watermill of the monastery also hewn in the mountain

In front of the ancient watermill

Our convoy parked next to Takht-e-Rustam

Mountains of Samangan in northern Afghanistan

Ambassador Sadiq’s visit to Mazar Sharif (Balkh province, Afghanistan ) on 20 Feb 2010: Meeting with the Pak Community and ziarat of a shrine where most Afghans believe Hazrat Ali is burried

Arrival at Pak Consulate

In the Consulate

With Consul General Zaid Khan

With community in Mazar Sharif

With the Consulate staff

With the Consulate staff

Mazar of Hazrat Ali

Mazar of Hazrat Ali

Mazar of Hazrat Ali

Mazar of Hazrat Ali

With the Director of Mazar

Inside the Mazar

The Mazar

The Mazar

Offering Fateha

Offering Fateha

Chandelier inside the Mazar

The Director presenting the traditional chapin (robe)

Dinner hosted by Ziad Khan, Pakistan’s Concil General in Mazar Sharif

Ambassador Sadiq’s visit to Heratan, Amu Darya and Friendship Bridge in  Balkh Province ,  Northern Afghanistan (20 Feb 2010)

City government offices of Heratan-a port on Amu Darya

With Qazi Mohammad Najeeb, Mayor of Heratan

Chapins (traditional robes) presented by the Mayor

A view of Amu Darya-the border between former Soviet Union and Afghanistan

Amu Darya with Uzbek city of Tirmiz on the other side-Imam Al Tirmidhi was born in Tirmiz

ISAF troops on the bank of Amu Darya

The Friendship Bridge – the Soviet troops withdrew through this bridge

ISAF troops on a site-seeing tour of the Friendship Bridge

On the bank of Amu Darya, Friendship Bridge is in the background

Ambassador Sadiq and his team

Amu and Friendship Bridge in the background

Ambassador Sadiq and Consul General Ziad Khan

The abondened Soviet barracks

The abondened Soviet barracks

The destroyed weaponry of Soviet Army-Afghanistan is called the greveyard of empires

Yes Afghanistan has railways-this one linked

Heratan Port with the Soviet Union

Ambassador Sadiq accompanies Foreign Minister Qureshi to Oxford Union on 30 January 2010

Ambassador Sadiq at Oxford Union

FM Qureshi, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Ambassador Sadiq

Zain Qureshi introducing FM Qureshi

FM Qureshi addressing Oxford Union

At Oxford Union

The audience at Oxford Union

Q & A session

COAS Gen Kayani at ISAF Base KAI South Kabul on 29 Dec 2009

With Gen Kayani

Introductions

Introductions

Greetings

Gen Kayani returning to his plane

Gen Kayani boarding

Ambassador with Col Janjua

Ambassador with DA Brig Muneer and Col Janjua

Ambassador Sadiq hosts fairwell dinner fo DA, Brigadier Feroze Muhammad on 26 Dec 2009

With Pir Ahmad Gailani and former Prime Minister Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai_
Meet and greet
Meet and greet
With Senator Amnzai-Meet and greet
Meet and greet
Afghan COAS Gen Bismillah Khan signs the visitors book
Welcoming former PM Ahmadzai
Welcoming Deputy Defence Minister
Meet and greet
With Prince Mostafa Zaher
With Pir Ahmad Gailani
Wtih former Afghan Primer Ahmadzai
With Afghan COAS Gen Bismillah Khan
Outgoing DA with Gen Bismillah Khan and Asif Safi
With former Governor Wardak A Jabbar Naeemi
Ustad Mohaqqiq signing the visitors book
With Ustad Mohaqqiq – Dr Yassa Chief Editor Outlook in the center
With Dr Yassa and Ustad Mohaqqiq
With First Deputy Speaker Wolasi Jirga (Lower House) Yasini
Gen Bismillah and Ambassador with outgoing DA, Brigadier Feroze Muhammad and incoming DA Brig Munir
With former PM Ahmadzai and Gen Sabir
With Prince Mostafa Zaher
Asif Safi and Gen Bismillah
Guests
Meet and greet
The buffet table
The buffet table
The buffet table
The buffet table
With Pir Gailani and former PM Ahmadzai
With former Prime Minister Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai
The buffet table
Guests
After the dinner
Guests
Guests with outgoing DA
With Pir Gailani and First Deputy Speaker Yasini
With Prince Mostafa Zaher and Asif Safi
With Senator Amanzai
Deputy Defence Minister and outgoing DA
Member of Parliament Safia Siddiqui and her husband tribal and religious leader Asif Safi
Tea with guests

Ambassador Sadiq hosts dinner for the Afghan Higher Education Minister and Pak Planning Commission delegation on 11 Oct 2009

With Minister M Azam Dadfar

Afghan and Pakistani guests

Guest

Guest

Guest

On the dinner table

Dinner

The dinner speech

Inaguration of PIA e-ticketing operation 7 Oct 2009

Welcome by the PIA staff

Meet and greet

Cutting the ribbon

Print order for the first e-ticket

The first e-ticket

PIA Kabul MD Yusuf Anwa

The Cheif Guest’s comments

After breifing President Bush on the earthquake at the White House (October 9, 2005)

With President Bush, addressing the press stakeout (Oct. 9, 2005)

With President Bush, addressing the press stakeout (Oct. 9, 2005)

Ambassador Sadiq hosts students from Pakistan, India and Afghanistan visiting Kabul under Delhi Study Group’s initiative (23 Jul 2009)

A group of students

Meet and greet

A group of students

Group photo

Meet and greet

Group photo

Ambassador Sadiq addressing the guests

Listening to the Ambassador’s comments

Refershments

Refershments

Tea with guests

Tea with guests

Dinner for Pak journalists covering Afghan Presidential Elections on 21 Aug 2009

Ambassador discussing the Presidential elections held a day earlier

The Embassy officers

The guests

Ambassador with the guests


The guests

Flag Hoisting and Reception by Ambassador Sadiq on Independence Day on 14 August 2009

Ambassador Sadiq hoisting the flag

The flag hoisting

The flag hoisting


The flag hoisting

After the flag hoisting

Master of ceremonies Counsellor Abrar Khattak

Recitation from Holy Quran

Ambassador Sadiq’s address
Ambassador Sadiq’s address
Refreshments
With a guest

Ambassador Sadiq visits Panjsher (19 July 2009)

Governor Haji Bahlol Bahij welcomes Ambassador Sadiq

Meeting with Governor Haji Bahlol Bahij

Exchange of gifts

After offering Fateha on the grave of Ahmad Shah Massoud

Writing comments in the visitors’ book at Massoud’s mausoleum

The under-construction Massoud mausoleum

View of the under-construction Massoud mausoleum complex

Receiving briefing on the construction of Massoud mausoleum

Speaking to media at Massoud mausoleum

Interview with Panjsher Radio

Lunch with elders of Panjsher

Meeting the elders

A view of Panjsher River

Another view of Panjsher River

Trees in Panjsher River

Music Programme hosted by Ambassador Sadiq on 12 July 2009

Ambassador Sadiq welcomes the guests

Ambassador Sadiq receives the guests

With guests


With guests

With guests

Buffet table

Buffet table

Buffet table
Buffet table
Buffet table
Buffet table
MC Ghauri announces the music programme
Singer Gulzar Alam and the musicians
MC and the ensemble
Listening to music
The audience
The audience
After the concert
With the artist
Ambassador Sadiq visits Pughman with his team as guest of former Afghan Prime Minister Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai on 11 July, 2009

The former PM and the Embassy

In Paghman

Cherries, direct from the tree


Ahmadzai’s house

More cherries

And more cherries

With former Prime Minister Ahmadzai

Ambassador Sadiq’s visit and address to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Afghanistan in Kabul on 10 June 2009

Chapan presented by the Chamber

Meeeting the Afghan Chamber

Speaking at Afghan Chamber of Commerce


With office-bearers of the Chamber

Ambassador Sadiq hosts dinner for Afghan Parliamentarians/members of Pakistan-Afghanistan Friendship Commission in Wolasi Jirga (lower house) on 8 June 2009

With members of Wolasi Jirga

With parliamentarian Aryan Yoon

Participants of the dinner with Embassy officers


Members of Parliament and Friendship Commission

The dinning table

The dinner

The dinner

The dinner

Ambassador Sadiq with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Foreign Minister of Vatican

Ambassador Sadiq presents Credentials to President Hamid Karzai in Arg Palace, Kabul (11 Apr 2009)

Reviewing the Guard of Honour

Reviewing the Guard of Honour before presenting the Credentials

Shaking hands with Foreign Minister Dadfar Spanta


Presenting Credentials to President Karzai

President Karzai reviewing the Credentials

The President handing over the Credentials to Foreign Minister Spanta

With President Karzai after presentation of Credentials

During a press conference addressed by the Foreign Minister in Kabul on (January 07, 2009)

Ambassador Sadiq’ Credentials signed by President Zardari to

President Karzai of Afghanistan

Spokesman Sadiq – Dastarbandi in Ajmeer, India (28 Nov 2008)

Spokesman Sadiq – Dastarbandi in Ajmeer, India (28 Nov 2008)

Spokesman Sadiq – Dastarbandi in Ajmeer, India (28 Nov 2008)

Spokesman Sadiq – Dastarbandi in Ajmeer, India (28 Nov 2008)

Spokesman Sadiq in FM Qurershi’s meeting with

UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahayan – UN HQ New York (28 Spt. 2008)

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