Pakistani community welcomes new Consul General in Toronto

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TORONTO –The new Consul General of Pakistan, Khalil Ahmed Bajwa, was accorded a warm welcome at a well-attended dinner in Mississauga recently. Hosted by Barrister Muhammad M. Alam and Mazhar Shafiq, a political activist, the dinner was attended by parliamentarians, community leaders, members of the business community, and prominent Canadians of Pakistani origin. Speaking on the occasion, Bajwa thanked the hosts for organizing a fantastic event that provided him an opportunity to address tonight’s gathering. He spoke at length about his priorities during his stay in Toronto. He said while promoting Pakistan’s interest here, he would make all-out efforts to serve the Pakistani community and improve all kinds of Consular Services.

“I will also do my best to see more and more Pakistani students come to Canada for higher education,” he said amid cheers. The consul general asked the community members to give feedback about the Consular Services. It is worth mentioning here that the Government of Pakistan has discontinued the issuance of manual visas. Online visa applications can be submitted on the portal. Khalil Bajwa, who assumed the charge as consul general a few days ago, came to Toronto after having served Pakistan in many countries. The consul general was born in 1968 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. He is fluent in the Turkish language.
Muhammad M. Alam is a senior barrister and founder of Alam Law Firm, one of the largest and leading injury and insurance litigation firms. Alam is also a qualified mediator and an arbitrator by profession.

Mazhar Shafiq is a community leader and political activist. He has worked hard to spread political awareness within the Pakistani and Muslim communities. Shafiq has worked as an advisor to the premier of Ontario.