Islamabad, August 14, 2021 (PPI-OT):Today, High Commission for Pakistan, New Delhi commemorated 74th anniversary of Independence of Pakistan with national zeal and fervour, says a press release received here today from New Delhi. Mr. Aftab Hassan Khan, Charge d’ Affaires raised Pakistan’s flag to the tune of national anthem at an elegant flag-hoisting ceremony held at the Chancery’s Lawns. Officers and staff of the High Commission along with their families were present on the occasion. Messages of President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the audience by Counsellors Political, Mr. Jawad Ali and Mr. Saeed Ali, respectively.
The Charge d’ Affaires in his remarks paid glowing tribute to the founding fathers of Pakistan who had led a peaceful democratic struggle for the creation of separate homeland for the Muslims of Indian Subcontinent. Remembering unparalleled sacrifices rendered by the forefathers in the making of Pakistan, he said, the day of 14thAugust 1947 has the utmost significance for the people of Pakistan, as on this day dream of independent and sovereign state was turned into reality.
The Charge d’ Affaires also lauded the dynamic role of youth, women, minorities, robust polity, national institutions, vibrant media, civil society, civil and valiant armed forces of Pakistan for their immense contributions towards progress and prosperity of the country. The Charge d’ Affaires stated that our efforts are geared towards peace, stability, socio-economic connectivity and uplift of the people of Pakistan and the region.
He further underscored that Pakistan seeks peaceful and mutually beneficial relations with all its neighbours including India based on mutual respect and peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues. For durable peace and stability in South Asia, it is imperative to resolve the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people, he stressed. At the end, special cake was cut by Charge d’ Affaires along with his spouse in connection with Independence Day Celebrations.
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