Australia’s Acting High Commissioner to Pakistan, Joanne Frederiksen wishes all Muslims in Pakistan, Australia and around the world ‘Ramzan Mubarak’.
In a special message, she said, “As Muslims in Pakistan, back home in Australia and across the world begin the holy month of Ramadan I want to wish you all Ramadan Kareem.
Ramadan with its daily iftars and sehris is a month-long opportunity for people and communities to come together in peace, a spirit of equality and respect. It’s a time to reflect on the values of compassion, charity and selflessness. Values that unite us all.
Pakistan has a rich tradition of celebrating religious and cultural festivals, bringing together neighbours, friends and colleagues with warm hospitality – which everyone, including many Australians visiting Pakistan during the Australia-Pakistan cricket series, has experienced.
This Ramadan, I want to highlight the valuable contributions that Australian Muslims, including many Pakistanis, make to Australian society. Australia is home to more than 600,000 Muslims from all over the world, including more than 80,000 Pakistanis. Our people-to-people links continue to strengthen the longstanding friendship between Australia and Pakistan.