Free health camp to expand Nepal-Pakistan ties

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association organised a free health camp here Saturday with the objective of expanding the Nepal-Pakistan friendly relations at the people's level.

Nepali physicians who studied under the scholarship quota provided by Pakistan rendered free health check-up services at the health camp in which around 1,000 people were benefited.

Various services as ENT, orthopaedic, dental, paediatric and obstetrics were provided to the people as well as medicines for two months given to the patients free of cost.

The health camp was organised at Kalimati Paropakar School.

Inaugurating the health camp, Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya stressed the need of expanding the Nepal-Pakistan relations to the level of local government as well as at the people's level, not only confining to the central government level.

He said the health camp targeted at the urban poor living in the capital would be very helpful.

Former Deputy Prime Minister and CPN-UML general secretary CP Mainali hoped that the Nepal-Pakistan relations would be further deepened in the new context.

Nepal Academy vice-chancellor Dr Ganga Prasad Uprety said Pakistan has provided significant support to Nepal by providing scholarship to Nepali students to study various technical subjects in Pakistan, stressing the need to expand the bilateral relations in the field of art, culture and literature also.

Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal, Dr Mazar Javed thanked the Association for carrying out various constructive works with the objective of expanding the Nepal-Pakistan relations to the people's level.

Association president Himalaya Shumsher Rana and general secretary Manju Ratna Shakya said that the Association has been organising this kind of free health check-up camp two times a year since the last seven years with the goal of strengthening the Nepal-Pakistan ties.