H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK visited Abubakr
Mosque and its educational facilities on 30 September 2016. He offered Juma
Prayer there and addressed a large number of Pakistani community at the Mosque.
The High Commissioner appreciated Pakistani community for their constructive
role in the UK and their contribution in the progress and development of
Pakistan. He also assured the community of the provision of better consular
services at the High Commission and its Consulates.
On this occasion, the High Commissioner spoke about the volatile situation on
the Line of Control (LOC), arising from recent violation of ceasefire by the
Indian security forces. He expressed Pakistan’s desire for peaceful
neighbourhood and resolving all issues with India through dialogue. However, the
High Commissioner said that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be taken as a
sign of weakness. He reassured the community that Pakistan is in safe hands and
is fully capable of facing all challenges. The High Commissioner reiterated
Pakistan’s political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiri people who
are suffering from worst atrocities at the hands of the Indian security forces
for the last two months. At the end, special prayers were offered for the martyrs and injured Kasmiri people.
Later, the High Commissioner visited the educational facilities at the Mosque
and, on behalf of the High Commission, announced a donation of £1,500/- for
purchase of computers for the Computer Lab.