Pakistan Consulate General Chicago

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

12/30/2023

The Consulate General of Pakistan in Chicago will remain closed on Monday, January 1, 2024, on account of New Year’s Day

12/28/2023

🔴LIVE: Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 28-12-23 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

12/27/2023

Media Coverage of Consul General’s visit to Kansas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

12/27/2023

Media Coverage of Christmas Event in Illinois

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

12/25/2023

Remembering the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, on his birth anniversary. His remarkable leadership and vision remain a guiding light for Pakistan. Let’s uphold his ideals of unity, faith, and discipline as we strive for a better tomorrow.

12/23/2023

Media Coverage of Consul General's visit to Kansas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

12/22/2023

The Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago will remain closed on Monday , December 25, 2023 on account of Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas Day.

Consul General visits KansasConsul General Tariq Karim visited the State of Kansas and Kansas City, where he held intera...
12/22/2023

Consul General visits Kansas

Consul General Tariq Karim visited the State of Kansas and Kansas City, where he held interactions with members of the Pakistani-American Diaspora, business community, elected officials and think tanks.

Speaking at a community event organized by Pakistan American Society of Greater Kansas City, the Consul General briefed the community on business and investment opportunities in Pakistan, Pakistan’s growing partnership with the Midwest region and various consular services being provided by the Consulate. The Consul General lauded the Pakistani- American community for their outstanding accomplishments and contribution in the socio-economic development of the two countries. He encouraged the community members to demonstrate unity and solidarity among themselves and continue to work for promotion of true image of Pakistan.

During his visit, the Consul General visited the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS where he was received and briefed by Director IMSD James F. Fain. He also visited the Headquarters of a non-profit disaster relief organization, Heart to Heart International, where he was briefed on the organization's mission and initiatives. The Consul General thanked the organization for their valuable support to the victims of catastrophic climate-induced floods in Pakistan last year.

The Consul General also spoke at International Relations Council (IRC) and World Trade Center Kansas City (KC Chamber).

During his visit, the Consul General also visited the spot where Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan gave an address at UMKC in 1950.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General spoke at IRC in Kansas Consul General Tariq Karim delivered a talk on “Pakistan Ties with the U.S. Midwes...
12/21/2023

Consul General spoke at IRC in Kansas

Consul General Tariq Karim delivered a talk on “Pakistan Ties with the U.S. Midwest Region” at an event organized by International Relations Council (IRC) in Kansas.

In his remarks, the Consul General highlighted: significance of the Pakistan-U.S. relations; growing economic, trade and cultural ties between Pakistan and the Midwest region; investment opportunities in Pakistan; and role of the vibrant Pakistani Diaspora.

The Consul General emphasized Pakistan’s significance as an important investment, trade and tourist destination in the world. He highlighted various factors that contribute in making Pakistan an ideal place for businesses including: Pakistan’s geo-strategic location, its market size and demographic dividend, rich human and natural resources, extensive infrastructure, liberal investment policies and rapidly growing tech sector.

Consul General Tariq Karim briefed on investment opportunities in Pakistan, establishment of a Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) as a ‘single-window’ platform to facilitate investors, and incentives for foreign investors in different sectors.

The Consul General stated that the prospects of Pakistan-U.S. relations are bright while highlighting the significance of the U.S. as a key trade and investment partner for Pakistan. He highlighted the tremendous potential for collaboration between Pakistan and the Midwest region in diverse fields including trade, IT, agriculture, energy, mining, healthcare, education and tourism. He shared that various U.S. enterprises were already doing their businesses in Pakistan successfully for decades. The Consul General also emphasized the significance of cultural exchanges, people-to-people interactions and institutional linkages in promoting bilateral ties.

Consul General Tariq Karim underlined the contribution made by the vibrant Pakistani-American community in the socio-economic development of the two countries and their bridge-building role in strengthening bilateral relations. He encouraged the U.S. companies and Pakistani Diaspora to benefit from investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The event concluded with an interactive Q&A session during which Consul General Tariq Karim responded to various questions related to bilateral relations, investment opportunities in Pakistan and role of Pakistani Diaspora.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

12/21/2023

🔴LIVE: Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 21-12-23 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

Consul General talk at World Trade Center Kansas City (KC Chamber) Consul General Tariq Karim spoke on “Doing Business w...
12/20/2023

Consul General talk at World Trade Center Kansas City (KC Chamber)

Consul General Tariq Karim spoke on “Doing Business with Pakistan” at an exclusive business roundtable organized by World Trade Center-Kansas City during his visit to Kansas City. The event was attended by prominent businessmen, economic policy makers and representatives of think tanks.

Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General highlighted investment opportunities in Pakistan, growing economic and trade partnership between Pakistan and the Midwest region, and role of the vibrant Pakistani-American community.

The Consul General stated that Pakistan’s geo-strategic location, its market size and demographic dividend, rich human and natural resources, extensive physical and digital infrastructure, liberal investment policies and rapidly growing tech sector have made Pakistan an important business and investment destination in the world.

Consul General Tariq Karim gave a detailed briefing on investment and trade opportunities in Pakistan and incentives for foreign investors in different sectors. He shared that the Government of Pakistan has formed a Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) as a ‘single-window’ platform to facilitate investors which will shorten lengthy business processes by developing a whole of the government approach to tap potential in key sectors of IT, energy, agriculture and mineral exploration.

The Consul General highlighted that there was tremendous potential between Pakistan and the U.S. to further expand their economic and trade partnership. He identified trade, IT, agriculture, energy, mining, healthcare, education and tourism as important areas for cooperation between Pakistan and the Midwest region. He emphasized that it is an ideal time to invest in Pakistan while encouraging the business community in the greater Kansas City region and Pakistani Diaspora to benefit from investment opportunities in Pakistan. There was also an interactive Q&A session during which the Consul General responded to various questions related to business opportunities in Pakistan.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General meets Mayor Overland Park in KansasConsul General Tariq Karim met Mayor Curt Skoog of Overland Park at hi...
12/19/2023

Consul General meets Mayor Overland Park in Kansas

Consul General Tariq Karim met Mayor Curt Skoog of Overland Park at his Office in Kansas. The Consul General was warmly welcomed by the mayor who briefed him about the city and his major initiatives.

During the interaction, they exchanged views on promoting mutually beneficial economic and civic partnership and people-to-people contacts between Pakistan and Overland Park. The Consul General briefed the mayor on business opportunities in Pakistan and growing partnership between Pakistan and the Midwest region. He proposed a sister-city arrangement between Overland Park and a city in Pakistan. The Consul General also highlighted the contribution made by the Pakistani-American community in the socio-economic development of the two countries and their bridge-building role. They agreed to work together to enhance collaboration between Pakistan and Overland Park in trade and investment, tech, agriculture and education sectors.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General attends Christmas Event in Illinois Consul General Tariq Karim attended the annual Christmas event organi...
12/16/2023

Consul General attends Christmas Event in Illinois

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

Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General extended Christmas greetings to the Christian community in the U.S. and around the world. He stated that the spirit of Christmas festivities is to share and spread happiness and love.

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 vision of Quaid-I-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and inviolable guarantees of Pakistan’s Constitution. He highlighted various steps taken by Pakistan to empower minorities and promote interfaith harmony.

Consul General Tariq Karim lauded the contribution made by the Pakistani-Christian community in the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

The Consul General also participated in a cake cutting ceremony held at the occasion.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

12/15/2023
12/14/2023

🔴LIVE: Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 14-12-23 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

Consul General Tariq Karim is pleased to meet Illinois’  Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias and community leaders at a...
12/13/2023

Consul General Tariq Karim is pleased to meet Illinois’ Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias and community leaders at an event held at the Holiday Inn Skokie, to celebrate the life and achievements of Mr. Mansoor Lakhani, a prominent member of the Pakistani-American community. Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General commended Mr. Mansoor Lakhani for his entrepreneurial spirit and strong commitment to excellence. He also highlighted the contribution made by the vibrant Pakistani-American community in the socio-economic development of the two countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General Tariq Karim attended an appreciation dinner organized by Dr. Sajid Mehmood. Speaking at the occasion, the...
12/13/2023

Consul General Tariq Karim attended an appreciation dinner organized by Dr. Sajid Mehmood.

Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General congratulated Dr. Mehmood on his election as a board member of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA).He lauded APPNA’s role as one of the strongest and leading organizations of professional Pakistanis in North America, engaged in charitable and capacity-building work in Pakistan and the US. He encouraged the members of the Pakistani-American community particularly its professionals and entrepreneurs to continue to play their active role in the socio-economic development of the two countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

12/11/2023

Foreign Minister's Press Conference 11-12-2023

12/07/2023

🔴LIVE: Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 07-12-23 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

Consul General attended HDF annual event Consul General Tariq Karim attended Human Development Foundation (HDF) annual e...
12/05/2023

Consul General attended HDF annual event

Consul General Tariq Karim attended Human Development Foundation (HDF) annual event held in Napervile, Illinois. The event was attended by a large number of community members and philanthropists. Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General appreciated the HDF for their projects and services dedicated to welfare of the people of Pakistan, especially in the areas of education, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and economic development. While appreciating their 25 years of dedicated work, he encouraged the HDF and members of the Pakistani-American community to continue to play their active role in the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General Tariq Karim is delighted to meet Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García, other elected officials and community l...
12/04/2023

Consul General Tariq Karim is delighted to meet Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García, other elected officials and community leaders during Muslim Civic Coalition annual event held in Chicago.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General receives President/CEO RUSHConsul General Tariq Karim received the President and CEO of RUSH (The Rush Un...
12/01/2023

Consul General receives President/CEO RUSH

Consul General Tariq Karim received the President and CEO of RUSH (The Rush University System for Health), Dr. Omar Lateef, at the Consulate General.

During the meeting, the Consul General appreciated Dr. Lateef’s outstanding leadership and commitment in advancing quality healthcare and fostering innovation at RUSH, which is a leading healthcare institution in the U.S. He highlighted the importance of strengthening partnership between Pakistan and the U.S. in the field of healthcare and medical research. Dr. Omar Lateef, a prominent member of the Pakistani-American community, briefed about the Rush University System for Health (which includes RUSH University Medical Center, RUSH University, RUSH Oak Park Hospital, RUSH Copley Medical Center and RUSH Health), highlighting its achievements as a top ranking institution. The two agreed to work together to promote institutional linkages between RUSH and Pakistani healthcare institutions.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

12/01/2023

🔴LIVE: Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 01-12-23 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

11/28/2023

Talk by Consul General at East- West University on Pakistan’s Partnership with Midwest region

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General Tariq Karim attended a community gathering and performance by prominent Pakistani singer Tahseen Javed at...
11/28/2023

Consul General Tariq Karim attended a community gathering and performance by prominent Pakistani singer Tahseen Javed at Streamwood, Illinois. In his interactions, the Consul General appreciated the community members for their efforts to promote culture and true image of Pakistan.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Pakistani Ladies Association in Midwest US (PLAM), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Chicago, o...
11/27/2023

Pakistani Ladies Association in Midwest US (PLAM), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Chicago, organized an awareness seminar on issues of importance to Pakistani-American women, including health.
Speaking at the occasion, wife of Consul General and patron of PLAM Mrs. Aasma Tariq briefed about PLAM’s objectives which, inter alia, include promotion of Pakistani culture and soft power and strengthening of the role of Pakistani-American women. She also highlighted the contribution made by Pakistani women in every sphere of public life, while lauding Pakistani-American women as leaders and change makers. Mrs. Aasma congratulated the PLAM team on the successful completion of two years of the organization. She also talked about the issues of importance to Pakistani-American women.

Chicago’s renowned breast surgeon Dr. Rabia Bhati gave an informative talk about prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Other speakers included: Miss Hadia who talked about Medicare; Mrs. Shamim Chelsia spoke about senior citizens issues; and Mrs. Chand Sultan talked about tax related issues.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General Tariq Karim attended an event organized in IL to promote access to clean drinking water. Speaking at the ...
11/27/2023

Consul General Tariq Karim attended an event organized in IL to promote access to clean drinking water. Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General appreciated the Pakistani-American community for their philanthropic work in Pakistan and around the world. He encouraged them to continue to play their active role in the socio-economic development of Pakistan & the U. S.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

11/25/2023

Media Coverage of Consul General’s Talk at East-West University

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

11/23/2023

The Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago will remain closed on Friday (November 24, 2023) on the account of Thanksgiving Day and will remain open Thursday, November 23, 2023

11/23/2023

🔴LIVE: Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 23-11-23 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

Consul General spoke at East-West University Consul General Tariq Karim gave a talk at East-West University, in Chicago,...
11/22/2023

Consul General spoke at East-West University

Consul General Tariq Karim gave a talk at East-West University, in Chicago, on “Prospects for Expansion of Pakistan’s Partnership with U.S. Midwest” as a part of the University’s “Perspectives Talk series.”

In his remarks, the Consul General highlighted: significance of the Pakistan-US relations; growing economic, trade and cultural ties between Pakistan and the Midwest region; investment opportunities in Pakistan and scope for cooperation; and role of the vibrant Pakistani-American community.

The Consul General stated that Pakistan’s geo-strategic location, its market size and demographic dividend, rich human and natural resources, extensive infrastructure, liberal investment policies and rapidly growing tech sector have made Pakistan an important business and investment destination in the world. He also highlighted Pakistan’s enormous tourism potential with a wide range of travel destinations.

Consul General Tariq Karim informed that the Government of Pakistan has formed a Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) as a ‘single-window’ platform to facilitate investors, improve ease of doing business and revitalize the economy. The SIFC will shorten lengthy business processes, develop a whole of the government approach and tap Pakistan’s potential in key sectors of IT, agriculture, energy, mining, and defense production. He gave a detailed briefing on investment opportunities in Pakistan and incentives for foreign investors in different sectors.

The Consul General shared that Pakistan’s partnership with the Midwest region was growing with increased trade, investment and people-to-people interactions. He underscored the enormous scope for cooperation between Pakistan and the Midwest region in diverse fields including trade, IT, agriculture, energy, mining, healthcare, education and tourism. He also emphasized the significance of cultural exchanges, people-to-people interactions and institutional linkages, including under the mechanism of sister city arrangements.

Consul General Tariq Karim highlighted the contribution made by the Pakistani-American community to the socio-economic development of the two countries and their bridge-building role. He encouraged them to continue playing their active role in the economic development of Pakistan and promotion of bilateral relations.

The Consul General highlighted that it is an ideal time to invest in Pakistan while encouraging the U.S. companies and Pakistani Diaspora to benefit from investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The event concluded with an interactive Q&A session during which Consul General Tariq Karim responded to various questions related to bilateral relations, investment opportunities in Pakistan and role of the community.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

A group of Bohra community representatives visited PakinChicago to meet Consul General Tariq KarimPublic Diplomacy Pakis...
11/20/2023

A group of Bohra community representatives visited PakinChicago to meet Consul General Tariq Karim

Public Diplomacy Pakistan
Pakistan Embassy US

Consul General Tariq Karim is delighted to accompany Governor Sindh Hon. Kamran Khan Tessori at an event organized by Si...
11/20/2023

Consul General Tariq Karim is delighted to accompany Governor Sindh Hon. Kamran Khan Tessori at an event organized by Sindh Premier League (SPL), in callaboration with CASO Cricket League, in Chicago to promote cricket

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Public Diplomacy Pakistan

11/16/2023

🔴LIVE: Spokesperson's Weekly Press Briefing 16-11-23 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

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