He said, “It is absolutely inspiring to see the hospitality here at PAD and we are honored to be here today. The place is buzzing with compassion and diversity, there is nothing like it. We are overjoyed to have participated in the Unity Ride for the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.”
The Consul General of Pakistan, His Excellency Hassan Afzaal and President PAD, Dr Faisel Ikram were among the host of individuals gathered to welcome the rally at PAD. Dr Faisel Ikram expressed his delight, on behalf of the community, upon welcoming the bikers community back to PAD after two years. He applauded their passion for community service and their consistent efforts to promote social cohesion. “When we had the bikers rally two years ago in support of our cause, Pakistan Medical Centre was still under construction. Now it is a great pleasure to have them witness our completed project this year in celebration of the UAE’s fifty glorious years and the historic Pak-UAE ties. It is also really heartening to see our bikers from so many different communities and nationalities coming together to mark the occasion,” said President PAD.
Over fifteen biker groups that joined the Unity Ride included the Royal Riders, Jumeira Bikers, Pakistan Riders Group, Singh Motorcycle Club UAE amongst many others from diverse backgrounds.
A tour of Pakistan Medical Centre was organized for the riders who got a firsthand view of the services and treatment being offered to patients of all nationalities at the clinic. They were thrilled to witness the state-of-the-art facility now fully operational, having visited during the construction phase of the medical center over two years ago.
Consul General, H.E. Hassan Afzaal lauded the UAE bikers community for their zeal and enthusiasm in marking the Golden Jubilee festivities during a post-rally ceremony at the Pakistan Auditorium. “Undoubtedly, the UAE-Pakistan ties are as old as the Emirates and the two countries share a rich historic relationship. It is indeed an incredible moment to have our bikers community turn up in huge numbers to join the celebrations,” he said. The Consul General also commended PAD for the tremendous work being done for society at large.