ISLAMABAD - President Dr Arif Alvi and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto have approved the appointment of renowned businessman Rao Khalid as Honroray Consul General in Kazakhastan.

President has given him all the powers, immunities and priveldges entitled to consul general. Last month the foreign minister of Kazakhastan nominated him as consul general for the jurisdrictions of the province of Punjab to promote tourism, trade and brotherly relations between the two countries. It is relevant to mention here that Kazakhastan will start direct flights from Lahore to Almaty soon that will boost tourism and trade between the two countries. Kazkahastan consulate shall be opened in Lahore soon.