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Pakistan Consulate General Chicago

Pakistan Consulate General Chicago Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Chicago, Illinois USA

The Consulate General of Pakistan in Chicago has been providing valuable consular services such as granting and renewing passports, visas and attesting documents since its establishment in 2005.

Operating as usual

01/13/2023

Holiday

The Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago shall remain closed on Monday, January 16, 2023 on account of Martin Luther King Jr Day

01/11/2023
01/08/2023
Address to the Illinois General Assembly

A newsclip on Consul General Tariq Karim’s address to the General Assembly (House of Representatives).



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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General addresses Illinois General AssemblyConsul General Tariq Karim addressed the Illinois General Assembly at ...
01/06/2023

Consul General addresses Illinois General Assembly

Consul General Tariq Karim addressed the Illinois General Assembly at the State Capital in Springfield, today. He was warmly received by Speaker of Illinois House of Representatives, Honorable Emanuel “Chris” Welch.

In his address, the Consul General, inter alia: emphasized Pakistan’s geo-strategic significance, its achievements and potential; various dimensions of the Pakistan-US relations; Pakistan’s growing partnership with the State of Illinois; and the role of Pakistani Diaspora.

The Consul general stated that, despite various challenges and odds, Pakistan has achieved several milestones in the last 75 years. He highlighted that Pakistan’s geographic location, its demographic dividend and market size, democratic orientation, rich human and natural resources and liberal investment policies have made Pakistan as an important business and investment destination in the world. He also shared Pakistan’s success stories in various fields, including the rapid growth of thriving start-ups and tech ecosystem, expansion of infrastructure and industry, its fight against terrorism and handling the Covid-19 pandemic, empowerment of women and minorities. The Consul General underlined that Pakistan has pursued a policy of peaceful neighborhood, with cordial relations with all neighbors, regional connectivity, and economic development. Drawing attention towards the plight of Kashmiris, he stated that a just and peaceful resolution of the J&K dispute in accordance with the wishes of its people could open an opportunity for regional cooperation and development.

The Consul General stressed the importance of longstanding relationship between Pakistan and the United States. He stated that the foundation of Pakistan-US strategic and economic partnership was laid shortly after the birth of Pakistan in 1947 which has served the interest of the two countries and contributed in making the world safer. The Consul General also shared with the Chamber the success story of eighty US enterprises and corporations doing business in Pakistan, the expanding Pakistan-US trade as well as investment opportunities. He stated that the prospects of Pakistan-US relations were bright and there was an enormous potential between the two countries to further expand their ties in diverse fields.

The Consul General highlighted Pakistan’s growing partnership with Illinois and other Midwestern States, as reflected by rapidly increasing trade, investment and people- to- people interactions. He stated that there was an enormous potential between Pakistan and the state of Illinois-which has a GDP of around $1 trillion-to further enhance ties in trade and investment, technology, health, energy, agriculture, and education.

Consul General Tariq Karim underlined the contribution of Pakistani-American community in the socio-economic development of the two countries and their bridge building role. He shared the achievements made by entrepreneurs, innovators, and professionals from Pakistani Diaspora in Illinois and their contribution in the welfare of the State.

The Consul General also highlighted the unprecedented scale of devastation caused by the recent climate-induced catastrophic floods in Pakistan. He emphasized the need for the international community to support Pakistan tackle this calamity, especially in view of the fact that Pakistan was bearing the brunt of climate change despite its negligible contribution to global carbon emission.

Separately, the Consul General met Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Mr. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Minority Leader in the House Mr. Jim Durkin. He also interacted with a large number of representatives of the Illinois General Assembly. During these meetings, they discussed bilateral relations, economic partnership and the role of lawmakers in promoting friendship and understanding.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN
Associated Press of Pakistan
PTV News
Ministry of Climate Change, Govt of Pakistan
Board of Investment
Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and HRD
Emerging Pakistan

Right to Self-Determination Day - January 05, 2023Message from the President of the Islamic Republic of , on the occasio...
01/05/2023

Right to Self-Determination Day - January 05, 2023

Message from the President of the Islamic Republic of , on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day (January 05, 2023)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan

Right to Self-Determination Day - January 05, 2023Message from the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of , on the oc...
01/05/2023

Right to Self-Determination Day - January 05, 2023

Message from the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of , on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day (January 05, 2023)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan

Right to Self-Determination Day - January 05, 2023Message from the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of , on the ...
01/05/2023

Right to Self-Determination Day - January 05, 2023

Message from the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of , on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day (January 05, 2023)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan

01/01/2023
12/30/2022

HOLIDAY

The Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago, shall remain closed on Monday (January 02, 2023) on account of New Year’s Holiday

12/26/2022
Meeting with UA Business leaders

Consul General Tariq Karim held a meeting with US business leaders & investors, who sought to expand their business engagements with Pakistan.

Capital TV Washington report:

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
PTV News
Pakistan Embassy US
Emerging Pakistan
Board of Investment
Associated Press of Pakistan

12/26/2022
Christmas Celebrations in Illinois

Capital TV Washington’s report on celebration of Christmas 🎄 by Pakistani-American Christian community in Illinois.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony, Pakistan
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
PTV News
Pakistan Embassy US
Associated Press of Pakistan

12/25/2022
Christmas celebrations in Chicago

News report on the celebration of Christmas 🎄by Pakistani-American Christian community in Chicago.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony, Pakistan
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
PTV News
Pakistan Embassy US
Associated Press of Pakistan

Quaid-e-Azam Day Wishing all Pakistanis a very happy  as we pay tribute to the Father of the Nation, Quaid e Azam Muhamm...
12/25/2022

Quaid-e-Azam Day

Wishing all Pakistanis a very happy as we pay tribute to the Father of the Nation, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Let us follow our Quaid in espousing the principles of faith, discipline and devotion to duty in all our endeavours.

Consul General attends Christmas Event in Illinois, extends warm greetings Consul General Tariq Karim attended an event,...
12/24/2022

Consul General attends Christmas Event in Illinois, extends warm greetings

Consul General Tariq Karim attended an event, organized by the Christ Church of Pakistan (CCP), to celebrate Christmas in Illinois. A large number of members of Pakistani-American Christian community in Illinois attended the event.

Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General extended his warmest felicitations to the Christian community in the U.S. and around the world on the auspicious occasion of Christmas. He stated that the spirit of Christmas festivities is to share, reach out and love humanity.

The Consul General stated that Pakistan holds sacrosanct the principle of equal rights and freedom for all citizens, irrespective of belief or religion - a commitment based on the Quaid’s vision and guarantees provided in the Constitution. He highlighted various steps taken by Pakistan to empower minorities and promote interfaith harmony. The Consul General also lauded the contribution made by the Pakistani-Christian community in the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
PTV News
Pakistan Embassy US
Associated Press of Pakistan

12/23/2022

Holiday

The Consulate General of Pakistan Chicago shall remain closed on Monday, December 26, 2022 on account of Christmas Day.

Consul General receives a delegation of business leaders, investors A delegation of business leaders and investors, seek...
12/21/2022

Consul General receives a delegation of business leaders, investors

A delegation of business leaders and investors, seeking expansion of their business engagements with Pakistan, met with Consul General Tariq Karim at the Consulate General, today.

The Consul General welcomed the distinguished businessmen and emphasized that Pakistan with its unique geo-strategic location, vast human and natural resources and liberal investment polices offered attractive incentives for foreign investors in all sectors of the economy. While assuring them of Consulate’s full support, the Consul General underlined that promotion of bilateral trade and investment ties remained one of his top priorities.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
PTV News
Pakistan Embassy US
Emerging Pakistan
Board of Investment

Consul General meets a delegation of US businessmenConsul General Tariq Karim received a delegation of the US businessme...
12/17/2022

Consul General meets a delegation of US businessmen

Consul General Tariq Karim received a delegation of the US businessmen at the Consulate General, today. The delegation, which also included importers of mineral products, especially pink salt from Pakistan, briefed the Consul General on their business engagements with Pakistan and expressed the desire to further enhance the volume of their trade and investment.

The Consul General informed the delegation of the trade & economic potential of Pakistan and its investor friendly policies that offered tremendous opportunities to foreign businessmen and investors. He said that Pakistan’s geo-strategic location, its market size and presence of large pool of trained professionals/workers makes it an ideal business destination. He also shared with the delegation success stories of US enterprises in Pakistan, significant rise in Pakistan-US trade volume and investment opportunities in various sectors. Briefing the delegation on mineral products, the Consul General highlighted Pakistan’s large proven reserves of the Himalayan pink salt and its high demand and variety of uses across the world. He mentioned that, in order to safeguard this indigenous mineral product and curb its unauthorized use, Pakistan had registered the product as Geographical Indications (GI) which has helped in promoting international trade of the product. The Consul General assured the delegation of Consulate’s full assistance in expanding bilateral trade and economic ties.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Emerging Pakistan
PTV News
Pakistan Embassy US
Associated Press of Pakistan
Board of Investment

Consul General meets President & CEO WBCConsul General Tariq Karim held a meeting with Mr. Michael Fassnacht, President ...
12/15/2022

Consul General meets President & CEO WBC

Consul General Tariq Karim held a meeting with Mr. Michael Fassnacht, President & CEO of World Business Chicago (WBC), today.

The Consul General, inter alia, highlighted Pakistan as an important business and investment destination and his focus on promoting Pakistan’s economic partnership with the US Midwest region; rapid emergence of Pakistan’s technology ecosystem with thriving start-ups, which have helped Pakistan boost its IT exports; success stories of eighty American enterprises in Pakistan, which included brands like, Proctor & Gamble, Abbott & Cargill; and growth in Pakistan-US trade volume and opportunities in tech, healthcare, energy, agriculture & education sectors; & vibrant role of Pakistani-American community and their achievements as successful entrepreneurs and investors.

The Consul General invited the WBC as a leading business institution in Chicago to play its pivotal role in promoting trade and economic relations between the two sides.

Mr. Michael Fassnacht welcomed the Consul General and expressed his readiness to strengthen collaboration between the WBC and the Consulate General to bolster economic and commercial ties. He also appreciated the role of Pakistani-American businessmen in promoting entrepreneurship and linkages.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Emerging Pakistan
PTV News
Pakistan Embassy US
Associated Press of Pakistan

Consul General spoke at Health Seminar organized by PLAMThe Pakistani Ladies Association in the Midwest (PLAM) held a Wo...
12/14/2022

Consul General spoke at Health Seminar organized by PLAM

The Pakistani Ladies Association in the Midwest (PLAM) held a Women’s Health Seminar in Villa Park (IL), to create public awareness.

Speaking at the occasion, Consul General Tariq Karim highlighted women’s health as a global issue especially in developing countries. He stated that Pakistan has taken various steps to reduce maternal mortality rate with positive outcomes. However, Covid-19 pandemic and the devastating climate-induced floods in Pakistan have led to various challenges in this regard. He briefed the participants on the impact of floods on women’s health and relief and rehabilitation efforts. The Consul General appreciated the role of Pakistani-American women as leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators and their efforts to promote cultural linkages under PLAM and other platforms.

Patron of PLAM, Mrs. Aasma Tariq, while welcoming the participants, highlighted the key objectives and achievements of PLAM, which has organized various programs to promote Pakistani culture and the role of women. She also spoke on the issues related to women’s health. Prominent physicians/activists on the subject, including Dr Farah Abbasi, Dr. Nuzhat Chalisa and Dr Ruqiya Shama Tareen, gave their comprehensive professional input on various issues related to women’s health. The event concluded with an interactive Q&A session.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US
PTV News
Associated Press of Pakistan
Pakistani Ladies Association in Midwest US

Consul General attends PPS’s Annual Event Consul General Tariq Karim attended Annual event of Pakistani-descent Physicia...
12/13/2022

Consul General attends PPS’s Annual Event

Consul General Tariq Karim attended Annual event of Pakistani-descent Physicians Society (PPS) at Northbrook, Illinois. A large number of people from diverse backgrounds were present.

Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General commended the valuable services rendered by the PPS in the healthcare sector, its bridge-building role, exchanging knowledge, technology & expertise in the field of medicines and their philanthropic activities, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing catastrophic floods in Pakistan.

The Consul General appreciated the stewardship of its outgoing President, Dr. Asif Syed & his efforts in providing humanitarian assistance for flood victims in Pakistan, particularly the shipment of over one million Tylenol (paracetamol) tablets. He underscored that the climate-induced floods have caused massive destruction in Pakistan and affected millions of people. Though the Government of Pakistan was making all out efforts to rehabilitate the flood victims but given enormous scale of destruction, no country can cope with such a disaster alone. He urged the Pakistani Diaspora to continue to extend their financial and material assistance for the flood victims as rehabilitation and reconstruction of affected areas will take a long time.

The Consul General also welcomed the incoming PPS team and assured them of the Consulate’s full support in furthering PPS’s work.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US
PTV News
Associated Press of Pakistan

International Human Rights Day - December 10, 2022 Human Rights Day is a reminder that we need to do more, and to do it ...
12/10/2022

International Human Rights Day - December 10, 2022

Human Rights Day is a reminder that we need to do more, and to do it together to save our future generations from intensifying climate-induced human rights impacts, inequalities and discrimination.


Mark your calendars 📆 for an informative webinar on Benefits & Investment Opportunities in Pakistan through Roshan Digit...
12/06/2022

Mark your calendars 📆 for an informative webinar on Benefits & Investment Opportunities in Pakistan through Roshan Digital Account for Overseas Pakistanis being held by Bank AL Habib LIVE on Wed, December 07th 2022 at 10:00 AM CST.

12/01/2022
Handicrafts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir

🟢 Bringing to you handicrafts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir reflecting ethereal culture, traditions & beauty of the region.

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11/23/2022

Holiday

The Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022 on account of Thanksgiving Day.

Consul General visits Palatine GurdwaraConsul General Tariq Karim visited Sikh Religious Society (SRS) Palatine Gurdwara...
11/23/2022

Consul General visits Palatine Gurdwara

Consul General Tariq Karim visited Sikh Religious Society (SRS) Palatine Gurdwara (IL). He was warmly received by the President and Board of Directors of the SRS and invited to speak to a large number of attendees at the Gurdwara.

Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General highlighted Pakistan’s unwavering commitment and efforts to promote religious freedom, harmony and tourism. He said that Pakistan attached the highest respect and sanctity to places of worship of all religions. Referring to the landmark opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, the Consul General stated that the Corridor has not only fulfilled the earnest desire of the Sikh community around the world for easy access to one of their most reverential sites, but is also reflective of the primacy that Pakistan accords to all the religious minorities in the country.

The Consul General also briefed the audience on the tourist-friendly measures introduced to ease travel of Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan, which hosts some of the most sacred places of Sikh religion. He also apprised them of the work being carried out to renovate, expand and preserve various Gurdwaras in Pakistan.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US
Associated Press of Pakistan
PTV News

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333 N Michigan Avenue, Ste 728
Chicago, IL
60601

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 12:30pm
3pm - 4pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
3pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
3pm - 4pm
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Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
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Consul General attends a Reception in Hoffman Estates

Consul General Tariq Karim attends a reception in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, welcoming visiting actors, singers and sportsmen from Pakistan. In his interaction, the Consul General highlighted that arts and sports play an important role in promoting culture, people-to-people connections and friendships.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
LIVE: Foreign Office Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 12-05-2022 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Consul General meets Northwestern University Students

A representative group of Pakistan Students Association at Northwestern University called on Consul General Tariq Karim, today.

During the meeting, the students briefed the Consul General on activities of the newly formed Association and their academic programs.

The Consul General appreciated the students' initiative and expressed hope that the Association will actively contribute in promoting friendship and understanding between our communities and projecting the true image of Pakistan.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Media clip of the Eid-ul-Fitr Open House hosted by Consul General Tariq Karim at his residence.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Open House hosted by Consul General Tariq Karim at his residence on May 02, 2022.



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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
The Eid-ul-Fitr Open House held at the residence of Consul General Tariq Karim.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Media coverage of the Eid-ul-Fitr Open House hosted by Consul General Tariq Karim on May 02, 2022.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
The Eid-ul-Fitr Open House hosted by Consul General Tariq Karim at his residence has received wide media coverage.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
A recap of Open House hosted by Consul General Tariq Karim at his residence. A large number of guests, including Illinois Secretary of State Hon Jesse White, attended the event.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Eid-ul-Fitr Open House held at Consul General's residence

The Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago, Mr. Tariq Karim, hosted an Eid Open House at his residence on May 2, 2022, to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr with the Pakistani community in the U.S. Midwest.

The event was attended by over 200 members of the Pakistani-American community from all walks of life, local dignitaries/elected officials, including Illinois' Secretary of State Hon Jesse White, professionals, businessmen, representatives of consular corps and media. The Consul General and Mrs. Aasma Tariq personally received and welcomed guests.

The attendees termed the event a great opportunity to socialize and meet and greet each other on this happy occasion. They lauded the Consul General’s initiative to reach out and bring such a large number of community members, their families and local officials together to celebrate Eid. Guests said that being able to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at the Consul General’s residence, decorated with Pakistani handicrafts, with a sumptuous spread of Pakistani cuisine, made them feel as though they were celebrating in Pakistan.

During his interaction, the Consul General highlighted that the celebration of Eid provided an opportunity to share happiness and promote greater harmony, compassion, unity and brotherhood irrespective of caste, creed, color, or religion. He urged the Pakistani-American community to continue to play their role as bridge-builders to promote Pakistan-US partnership. The event concluded with prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and a pledge to work untiringly for the promotion of Pakistan’s interests and ‘True Spirit’.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US
Message from Consul General Tariq Karim on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan


Consul General Tariq Karim and his team at wish 🇵🇰🇺🇸community and all those celebrating, a very happy and blessed .

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan


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