Korea has great regard for Pakistan and keenly looks forward to further expansion of relations. This was said by the Consul general of the Republic of Korea, In Ki Lee last evening at a reception hosted by him to celebrate the National Day of Korea.Lee said that Pakistan was well-known to the Korean people as the home of the Indus civilisation and a long history of culture spread over thousands of years as well as being the birth place of Buddhism. He said to further introduce Korea to Pakistan, a Korean food festival will be held in November and a music festival will be held later. The Korean diplomat said that Korea was the second largest exporter of the world and Pakistan could benefit from its experience. He added that many Korean corporations were working in Pakistan and his country helping to improve Pakistan’s economy. He concluded by saying Korea would always stand by the Pakistani people in their difficult times.Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Khuhro who was chief guest at the reception said Korea had done wonders in the world and had traveled a long way on the path to development. He said Pakistan could learn a lot from Koreain this respect and benefit from the Korean experience. Khuhro said Korea can help Pakistan in many sectors and they would find the Pakistani people resilient and willing to work hard to change their fortunes. He added that the Pakistani people appreciated and welcomed the Korean efforts to support Pakistan’s efforts to improve its economy. Federal minister and MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar said on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan, he fervently wished the Korean people a happy National Foundation Day. He added that Pakistan had a great future ahead which could be further enhanced if they followed Korea’s example in improving the economy.