WASHINGTON: Pakistan ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani has invited Pakistani-born astrophysicist Dr Nergis Mavalvala to visit Pakistan.

Jilani through a letter sent to Mavalvala has conveyed message of congratulations to her on behalf of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the services she has rendered in the field of science. The success achieved by Mavalvala is source of encouragement for Pakistani women, the ambassador said.