Kazakhstan - Pakistan

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan(IRP) were established on 24 February 1992.

The Embassy of Kazakhstan has been working in Islamabad, the capital of IRP since November 27, 1994.

An Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan is Mr. Bakhytbek Seysebayevich Shabarbayev (since November2006).

An Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Pakistan to theRepublic of Kazakhstanis Mr. Abdul Salik Khan (since March2015). Charge d'Affaires is Vakas Ahmed.

Political cooperation.Relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan since the establishment of diplomatic relations have been developing in the spirit of friendship and partnership with high level of political cooperation.

Contractual and legal framework of the bilateral cooperation accounts for more than 35 documents.The fundamental ones are the Declaration on Cooperation Principles between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic ofPakistan,and the Agreement on Establishment of Diplomatic and Consular Relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

A milestone event in the establishment of bilateral relations was state visit of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Pakistan on 24 February 1992,during which they signed the five most important documents that established the legal basis for the development of bilateral relations, including the Agreement on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and IRP.

On 13-14 January 1994,Minister of Foreign Affairs of the IRP Assef Ahmad Ali paid an official visit to Kazakhstan, which resulted in signing a Cooperation Protocol between the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the IRP.

On 30 August 1994, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan K. Saudabayev paid a short visit to Pakistan.

On 23-25 August 1995, Prime-Minister of the IRP B. Bhutto arrived in Kazakhstan with an official visit. Following the negotiations, the parties adopted a Joint Statement on Prospects of Bilateral Relations.

On 28-30 October 1996, President of the IRP F. Leghari paid an official visit to Kazakhstan. During the visit they signed a Joint Statement on Prospects of Bilateral Relations between the RK and the IRP.

On 18-19 June 1997, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the IRP Gohar Ayub Khan paid a working short visit to Kazakhstan, during which they discussed the situation in Afghanistan.

On 5-7 March 1999, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan K. Tokayev visited Pakistan. The talks were mainly about expansion of economic cooperation.

On 6-7 November 2000, the Head of Executive Authority of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf paid a working visit to Kazakhstan. During the visit, the two leaders confirmed their commitment to deepen bilateral relations whish are not aimed against the interests and security of third parties.

On 4 June 2002, President of the IRP Musharraf attended the First Summit of the Heads of State and Governments of the CICA member states in Almaty. According to the results of the forum, the Almaty Act and the Declaration on Declaration on Eliminating Terrorism were signed.

On 8-9 December 2003, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev paid an official visit to Pakistan. Following the visit, the parties signed a package of documents which expanded the contractual and legal base between Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

On 5-6 April 2005, in Islamabad, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan K. Tokayev took part in the 4th Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Member States of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

On 5-6 July 2005, in Astana, Prime Minister of the IRP Sh. Aziz attended the meeting of the Council of Heads of State and Government of the SCO Member States. Pakistan was admitted to the SCO as an observer.

On 17 June 2006, in Almaty, President of Pakistan P. Musharraf participated in the 2nd CICA Summit in Almaty.

On December 8, 2009, in Almaty, Pakistan gained the observer status affiliated with the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for combating illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors (CARICC).

On 15 June 2011, President of Pakistan A. Zardari participated in the anniversary summit of the Council of the SCO summit in Astana.

On 28-30 June 2011, Astana hosted the 38th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, which was attended by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Hina Rabbani Khar. As part of the visit, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov met with State Minister of Foreign Affairs of the IRP H. Rabbani.

On 6-7 September 2011, Prime Minister of the IRP Yu. Gillani paid an official visit to Astana. During the visit, the parties discussed the issues on further expansion of trade-economic and humanitarian cooperation. There were the issues related to nuclear disarmament, security problems in the region, including the need for interaction between the competent bodies in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

In October 2011, Kazakhstan supported Pakistan's candidacy for non-permanent members in the UN Security Council for the period 2012-2013 in exchange for support of Kazakhstan's candidacy in this authority for the period 2017-2018.

During the vote in the UN General Assembly on 27 June 2016, Pakistan voted in favor of Kazakhstan's candidacy for non-permanent member in the UN Security Council for the period 2017-2018.

On 29 August 2012, the Pakistani side supported the candidacy of Astana to host international exhibition EXPO-2017.

On 25-26 August 2015, Prime Minister of IRP N. Sharif paid an official visit to Kazakhstan, during which they discussed the issues on further expansion of trade-economic and humanitarian cooperation, as well as security issues in the region, including the need for interaction between the competent bodies in the fight against terrorism and extremism. The two sides signed a number of bilateral documents.

On 23-24 June 2016, on the sides of the 15th session of the Council of Heads of SCO member states in Tashkent, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with President of the IRP M.Hussein. The two leaders discussed the current state and prospects in development of bilateral cooperation in trade-economic, investment and cultural-humanitarian sectors. The sides exchanged views on topical issues of the international agenda.

Within the framework of the Meeting of Speakers of Eurasia Countries' Parliaments “Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation for Joint Prosperity of Eurasian Countries in the 21st Century" (18-20 April 2016, Moscow), Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan K. Tokayev met with Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the IRP M. Rabbani, during which the sides noted with satisfaction the intensification of contacts between the two countries.

On 26 August 2016, in Astana, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan E. Idrissov met with special assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs S.T. Fatemi.

During the meeting, the sides discussed topical issues of Kazakh-Pakistani relations and the international agenda.

The sides expressed satisfaction with the implementation of the agreements reached at thehighest level within the framework of the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Astana in August 2015.They confirmed their readiness to further expansion of cooperation in political, trade-economic, scientific-technical, cultural-humanitarian and other fields.

The two sides also stressed the mutual desire to promote peace and stability, to establish a climate of trust and mutual understanding at regional and international levels.They discussed the issues related to stabilizationofthesituation in Afghanistan; noted the importance of joint efforts to counter regional challenges and expand trade-economic ties.

On 9 December2016,Astana hosted the 5th meeting of the Regional Technical Group on confidence-building measures in the field of emergency situations within the framework of the Istanbul Processin support of Afghanistan.The Pakistanidelegation was represented by the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authorityof the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Asghar Nawaz.

Pakistan supported the provision to Kazakhstan with the membership in the Forum “Asia - Europe Meeting" (ASEM) and the World Trade Organization.

The VAnniversary Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, which was held on 10-11 June 2015in Astana, was attended by Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology of the IRP M. Sheraniand President of InternationalIslamic University Islamabad A. Al-Draiweesh.

The international conference “Religion against terrorism" and the 15th session of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions (31 May-1 June 2016,Astana) were attended by Deputy of National Assembly of Pakistan, coordinator of the Kazakh-Pakistani friendship group Shoaib Ud Din Khan and Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies, International Islamic University Islamabad M. Zia-ul-Haq.

On 24-25 February 2016,official delegation of Pakistan headed by the State Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the IRP – co-chairman of the Pakistani part of the Kazakh-Pakistani intergovernmental commission on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation Jam Kamal Khan took part in the2nd meeting of International participants to EXPO-2017 exhibition in Astana.

As part of the event, bilateral meetings were held of the Head of the Pakistani delegation with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Commissioner of EXPO-2017 R. Zhoshybayev, Chairman of the Board of “National Agency for Export and Investment “KAZNEX INVEST" JSC B. Zhangurazov and Vice-Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan R.Oshakbayev.

In the context of participation of the Pakistani delegation to the 2nd meeting of International participants to EXPO-2017, the Secretary (First Deputy) of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan Rabiya Javeri Agha, on behalf of the Government of the IRP signed the Agreement on the participation of Pakistan in EXPO-2017.

On 26-28 April 2016, Minister for National Food Security and Research of the IRP Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan attended the First Meeting of the General Assembly of the Islamic Organization for Food Security of the OIC and the 7th meeting of Agriculture Ministers of the Member States of the OIC.

In general, Kazakhstan and Pakistan have close or identical positions on topical issues of contemporary views. It serves as a reliable basis for effective cooperation in the framework of international organizations, primarily the UN, OIC, SCO and others.

Taking into account the changing configurations of political processes in Central Asia and the general increase of geopolitical significance of the region, there is a growing need for Islamabad in greater involvement in the processes of regional integration through Astana initiatives.

One of the main areas of common interests of Kazakhstan and Pakistan is mutual interest in enhancing cooperation and implementation of joint projects in economic sphere.

Trade and economic cooperation.In recent years, one can observe enhancement of trade and economic cooperation, as evidenced by the growth of mutual trade.

The volume of Kazakhstan's trade turnover with Pakistan in January-November 2016amounted to 20.9million US dollars.It is30%less than in the same period in 2015 (29.9 million US dollars).The foreign trade balance is negative (16.5million US dollars).

Export of Kazakhstan toPakistan amounted to 2.2 mln.USdollars.Imports from Pakistan to Kazakhstan was 18.7millionUS dollars,which is46.5%less than in the same period in 2015(imports over the same period in 2015 amounted to 28.7million US dollars).

These data show significant imbalance in mutual trade.Import is almost 8 times higher than export.Given Pakistan's populous market as promising for sales of Kazakhstani products, it is necessary to consider the proposals for enhancing the export potential, including increasing the supply range of Kazakhstani goods to Pakistan.

Herewith, the basis of Pakistani exportto the Republic of Kazakhstanconsists ofgems and jewelery, textiles, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, agricultural and food products, leather products, sports and medical products.

Pakistani importin the Republic of Kazakhstanincludes theconstruction and coating materials,raw materials, food products, machinery and equipment, fertilizers, coal, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, vegetable oils, etc.

Islamabad has a strong interest in promoting its products in the markets of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), with the cooperation of Kazakhstan.

The Intergovernmental Kazakhstan-Pakistan Joint Commission on Trade and Economic, Scientific and Technical, and Cultural cooperation, which the 8th session was held in Astana on 5-6 November 2015, plays an important role in the fulfillment of economic capacity of the two countries to advance to a qualitatively new level of interaction.

Following the meeting of the Commission, the parties signed Joint Minutes, which reflected the priority areas of cooperation.

Co-chairmen of the Commission: the Kazakh side – Deputy Foreign Minister Akylbek Absatovich Kamaldinov; the Pakistani side – Minister of State for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Jam Kamal Khan.

During the official visit of the Prime Minister of the IRP N.Sharif to Kazakhstan on 25-26 August2015,the Pakistani delegation included a group ofbusinessmen:President, Federationof PakistanChamberofCommerceandIndustry(FPCCI);Textileindustry:GroupofCompanies, DiamondTextileMills, Khaadi,AlKaram;Pharmaceuticals:GetzPharma, IndusPharma, BrooxPharma;Foodindustry: Iftikhar & Co, UnionFruits, FAInternational;Sportsgoods:RascoImpex, MaximaIndustries;Leatherproducts:Nova Leather, SiddiqLeatherWorks(Pvt) Ltd.

The Pakistani delegation consisting of 12 people took part in the 5th Central Asian Trade Forum, the largest annual regional event for exporters (28-29 October2015,Almaty) and 18th Central Asian International Exhibition titled “WorldFoodKazakhstan" (4-6November2015,Almaty).

In order to implement the orders of President Nursultan Nazarbayev on strengthening and development of the Kazakh-Pakistani economic and trade cooperation that were reachedduring the official visit of the Prime Minister of the IRP N. Sharif to Kazakhstan (25-26 August2015),the IRP in Islamabad jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and akimat of Almaty city held a Pakistan Trade Caravan(Road Show) from 13 to15May 2016 in Rixos Almaty hotel.

The event was organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan with the support of Ministry of Commerce of the IRP to promote Pakistani products in promising markets of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan).

The official Pakistani delegation included the heads of several ministries and departments of the IRP (Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of the IRP, as well as Chamber of Commerce of the IRP).

During the opening of the exhibition Executive Director of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Shaikh Mohammad Muneer said that Kazakhstan is an important partner of Pakistan in Central Asia.

In general, in the sections of the exhibition included more than 50 production companies of the IRP, including textiles and leather goods, furniture, handicrafts, food, agricultural and sporting goods, pharmaceuticals, surgical and dental instruments.

The program of the event included the presentation of Pakistani products.Business meetings were organized between heads of leading companies in the IRP and representatives of business communities of Kazakhstan; leading designers of Pakistan demonstrated a fashion show.

In addition, representatives of more than 300 leading companies of Kazakhstan visited the Road Show of the IRP goods manufacturers.

With the assistance of Embassy in Islamabad in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of Almaty city, in 10-13November2016 “Atakent" Exhibition Complex hosted in Almaty an exhibition titled “Made in Pakistan".

The event was organized by the Trade Development Authority of the IRP and Chamber of Commerce in Haripur with the support of the US Agency for International Development as part of execution of the orders of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the IRP leadership, as well as the expansion of economic and trade relations between Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

The sections of the exhibition included products of more than 35 companies, including the textiles and leather goods, furniture, handicrafts, food, agricultural and sporting goods, pharmaceuticals, surgical and dental instruments.

At the exhibition, the Pakistani delegation was presented by management of Trade Development Authority of the IRP, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Pakistan in Haripur and business circles.

Certain progress was achieved in the field of banking cooperation.After the opening of a representative office of the National Bank of the IRP (Commercial Bank) – Subsidiary Bank “National Bank of Pakistan in Almaty" in 2002, in 2009 it opened a branch of the bank in Karaganda, and in 2011 – in Kaskelen.

Representatives of the IRP attended all the 8 meetings and the Astana Economic Forum.

As part of the quadripartite Agreement between the Governments of China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan for transit traffic, we exchanged permission blank forms in the amount of 200 pcs. per year. However, due to the condition of the Karakorum Highway, its use is extremely difficult.

However, at the present time “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" NC" JSC actively developing the issue on accession of new railway lines to international transport corridors, through development of infrastructure and, consequently, increasing the transit potential of Kazakhstan from China to Europe and vice versa, across the Caspian Sea to the Caucasus, Turkey and Southern Europe through Turkmenistan to the Persian Gulf and the Arabian sea.

In this context, the route of the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is of particular importance; it extends from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China to the Makran coast of Pakistan, with access to the largest Gwadar seaport, which is located 400 kilometers from the Strait of Hormuz, the leading one in the Persian Gulf.

This route is promising with access to the entire African continent, where China today takes one of the first positions in the consumption of natural resources. Also, this route is the most economically feasible route for China.

In this context, participation of Kazakhstan in the future in CPEC implementation is of great importance, given that this route in the future will be an alternative route in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran.

Today in Kazakhstan, there are over 70 enterprises with the participation of the Pakistani capital. Basically, the companies are engaged in the wholesale trade of consumer goods, tourism, construction and advertising activity.

Military-technical cooperation. In recent years, Islamabad has been paying increasing attention to defense and security, including through international military-technical cooperation. This is due to neighborhood with Afghanistan and Iran, the complexity of the issues on delimitation of the state border with India, and the conflict potential of South Asia as a whole.

In June 2002, military attaché of Pakistan Armed Forces was accredited in the Embassy of Pakistan to Almaty. In January 2003, Defense Attaché Office of the Ministry of Defense of RK was opened in Islamabad.

In fulfillment of the order of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, based on the results of the visit of Prime Minister of the PRI Yu. Gilani to Kazakhstan (6-7 September 2011), on 14 November 2012, in Astana, the Government of Kazakhstan and the Government of IRP signed a Memorandum on Cooperation in the military sphere.

In August 2013, Head of General Staff of Pakistan Armed Forces, Lieutenant General R. Mahmud paid a working visit to Kazakhstan.

From 9 to 10 September 2013, the head of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan visited Pakistan. During the visit, the Kazakh delegation held working meetings with Chief of the General Staff of the IRP Lieutenant General R. Mahmud and Director of Military Intelligence S. Sattar.

On 17-18 September 2013, the Pakistan army component commander, General A. Kayani arrived in Astana with an official visit. General A. Kayani met with the head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K. Massimov, Defence Minister A. Dzhaksybekov and Foreign Minister E. Idrissov. During the meetings, the parties discussed issues of military cooperation, as well as the development of the situation in Afghanistan.

In May 2014, a delegation of Pakistan Armed Forces, headed by the Minister of Defense Production of Pakistan R. Hussein, took part in KADEX-2014 (Astana). During the visit, they met with the Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov and other officials of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan.

In December 2014, the military-industrial delegation of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan headed by the Commander of the Navy Forces of Kazakhstan Rear Admiral Zh. Zhanzakov visited IDEAS-2014 International Military-Industrial Exhibition in Karachi.

On 21-24 April 2015, an official visit to Astana was made by a delegation of the National Defense University of Pakistan headed by Chief Instructor of NDU Muhammad Naeem Ashraf.

On 26 August 2015, during the visit of Prime Minister of the IRP N. Sharif to Kazakhstan, an agreement was signed between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Defense of the IRP on training the militaries of armed forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan in military educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense of the IRP.

On 9-11 February 2016, First Deputy Minister of Defense – Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan S.Zhasuzakov visited Pakistan with an official visit. During the official visit, the head of the Kazakh delegation held bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of the IRP N. Sharif, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of Pakistan Armed Forces R. Mahmud, Minister of Defense Production of the IRP R. Hussein and Commander-in-Chief Land Forces R. Sharif.

In the second half of February 2016, a group of students of the Naval College of Pakistan visited the cities of Astana and Almaty.

From 2 to 5 June 2016, Minister of Defense Production of the IRP R. Tanvir took part in KADEX-2016 international military-technical exhibition. The head of the Pakistani delegation met with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan K. Massimov.

In addition, on 3 June 2016, Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan I. Tasmagambetov met with the Minister of Defense Production of the IRP R. Tanvir, as a result of which the leaders of Defense Ministries of the two countries signed an Intergovernmental Agreement “On military-technical cooperation" between the RK and the IRP.

From 22 to 25 November 2016, the city of Karachi hosted the 9th International Defense Exhibition “IDEAS-2016". The Kazakh delegation was headed by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces of Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, Major-General V. Rysbayev.

From 19 to 20 December 2016, Islamabad hosted the 3rd session of the Kazakh-Pakistani working group on military and military-technical cooperation. During the meeting, the Pakistani side reaffirmed its readiness to develop cooperation with Kazakhstan in all spheres of mutual interest.

In view of the export potential of Kazakhstan in terms of defense and double-purpose products, it is necessary to discuss prospects of military and military-technical cooperation with the Pakistani side.

Cultural cooperation. Cultural and humanitarian cooperation has been developing positively based on the Agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and the Government of the IRP on cooperation in the field of culture, sport and tourism since 1992, and on the Agreement between the MES RK and the Ministry of Education of the IRP on cooperation in education since 2001.

The cooperation in the framework of a research organization for Scientific and Technical Cooperation Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC COMSTECH) and the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development of the South (COMSATS) is in progress.

On 13-18 February and 18-22 April 2016, in Almaty, the General Director of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company of Pakistan A.Chaudry, as a head of the delegation of the IRP took part in expert meetings of the Intergovernmental Council for the implementation of CASA-1000 project.

On 14-15 March 2016 in Almaty at the invitation of the Kazakh Academy of Nutrition, Pakistan manager took part in the Global Alliance on nutrition improvement S. Imran in a technical meeting of experts in the framework of the project to strengthen the regional capacity in food fortification in Central Asia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On 26-30 March 2016, in Almaty, the President and Secretary General of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation A. Ahmad and M. Raza took part in the Asian Taekwondo Championship.

Senior Research Officer of the Agency of Pakistan for the development of water resources and energy M. Dzhaved, at the invitation of the Institute of Geography participated in a workshop under the project “Assessing the role of glaciers and seasonal snow cover in mountainous hydrology of Asia Mountains," on May 11-18, 2016, Almaty.

Member of the International Olympic Committee, Syed Shahid Ali, and the head of Pakistan Tanners Association Salman Islam took part in the World Championships in women's boxing, which was held in Astana, on 16-28 May 2016.

On 17-19 May 2016, Islamabad hosted the regular meeting of the Coordinating Council of the International Intergovernmental Organization COMSATS (Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Commission in the South).

In this event, the Kazakh delegation was represented by Vice-Rector for scientific and innovative activity of Kazakh National University. Al-Farabi T. Ramazanov.

During the above-mentioned event KazNU report on the work done during the year of COMSATS membership was heard. The results of the scientific-educational and innovation activity KazNU named after Al-Farabi were highly appreciated by international experts.

It was emphasized that the University is known as a center of excellence, which has an international reputation, which carries out a great job by leading the global hub of the UN program “Academic Impact" on Sustainable Development.

On 31 May – June 1, 2016, Islamabad hosted the 15th session of the General Assembly's Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC COMSTECH). Kazakhstan was represented by the Vice-Minister of Education and Science T. Balykbayev.

During the meeting, the Kazakh side met with the Secretary General of the OIC I. Madani and its assistant M. Khan, as well as with the main coordinator of the OIC COMSTECH Sh. Khan. During the conversation, the sides discussed issues of preparation and organization the OIC Summit on Science and Technology in 2017 in Kazakhstan.

On 22 June 2016, in the walls of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, the management of the University met with representatives of the University of Lahore (UOL), headed by the Vice-Rector of International Relations Department, Professor S. Gilani and Chairman of the University Board A. Rauf.

Kazakhstan has repeatedly provided humanitarian aid to Pakistan. The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan provided official humanitarian aid to Pakistan due to devastating earthquake on 8 October 2005. It handed over to Pakistan side 52 tons of humanitarian cargo.

In addition, to combat with the consequences of the devastating floods in Pakistan, which occurred in 2010, the Kazakh government provided humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in the amount of 100 thousand USD. The funds were transferred through the UN.

In February 2011, the plane of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan delivered to Pakistan 41 tons of humanitarian aid (wheat, canned meat, and tents).

Pakistan Tennis Federation voted in favor of the candidacy of B. Utemuratov, President of Tennis Federation of RK, who was elected to the membership of the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Federation on the part of Asian countries on 25 September 2015 in Santyago (Chile);

Pakistan voted in favor of the President of Student Sports Federation of Kazakhstan K. Zakiryanov, who was elected to the post of Assessor of International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Lausanne, 8-9 November 2015.

Created at : 4.12.2013, 11:34, Updated at : 9.05.2014, 22:59