Canada to support Pakistan’s mountain communities: HC Wendy

ISLAMABAD, May 12 :High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan, Wendy Gilmour has said that Canada is committed to support community-driven projects in the remote mountain communities of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.

Addressing at a ceremony on the shared mountain and northern cultures, organised by the Canadian High Commission here, Wendy Gilmour said that the aim of projects is to enhance women empowerment, and improve health, education, disaster risk management, besides economic development, according to a press release issued here on Thursday.

She added, “During the last three years, the High Commission has also been promoting winter sports where Canadian staff has been visiting communities during their winter festivals”.

Wendy shared her wonderful travel experiences throughout Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral with the participants, and how playing sports brings people and countries together.

She termed this ceremony as an opportunity to recognise partnerships’ achievements and inspire new partners and stakeholders, to come together to support these communities to thrive.

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