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Pakistan ID celebrated in Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Tehran and Colombo
Our Correspondents
Beijing
The 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan marked with a flag hoisting ceremony was celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing on August 14, 2019 with great fervor and enthusiasm.The event showcased patriotic zeal, wherein founding fathers and martyrs of the nation were remembered who had given sacrifices to secure independence from foreign rule.Ambassador Nagh-mana Hashmi raised the national flag to the mesmerizing tone of the national anthem.
The Deputy Head of Mission and Minister Political also read out the messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.The ambassador congratulated the Pakistani community in China and said that Pakistani nation is today fully united and determined to meet all challenges and continue its march towards progress and development.
Abu Dhabi: The 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi with national zeal and enthusiasm. A large number of UAE-based Pakistanis including women and children attended the ceremony.
H.E. Ghulam Dastgir, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE, hoisted the national flag. Independence Day messages of the President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out.
Brussels: Flag Hoisting Ceremony and Kashmir Solidarity Day the Embassy of Pakistan Brussels
To mark the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan a graceful flag hoisting ceremony took place at the Embassy of Pakistan Brussels. Charge d’ Affairs Mr. Nauman Bashir Bhatti raised flag of Pakistan while national anthem was played.
Pakistani diaspora residing in Belgium and Luxembourg as well as local Belgians including Pakistan’s Honorary Consul General in Ghent, Ms. Karin Zoeter, participated in large number in the event.
This year Independence Day has been dedicated to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. In this connection an exhibition of photographs depicting atrocities being committed by the Indian Forces of Occupation on the innocent people of Kashmir was also arranged at the embassy. In her speech young Maham Sohail pointed out human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir and Mrs. Rubina Kausar read her poem on Kashmir.
Earlier the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out by Mr. Nauman Bashir Bhatti and Minister Press Syeda Sultana Rizvi respectively. The President of Pakistan Mr. Arif Alvi in his message has said:
‘No doubt freedom is a huge blessing. Now onus is upon us to present Pakistan as highly reputable, progressive and prosperous country among the comity of nations and thus transforming Pakistan under the vision of its founding leaders: Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal’
Tehran: A simple and impressive ceremony was held at the Pakistan House, Tehran today to mark the 73rd Pakistan’s Independence Day as Kashmir Solidarity day. A large number of Pakistan community members based in Tehran including students, businessmen and other fields attended the ceremony. Banners displaying condemnation remarks on the recent unilateral Indian act of repealing the special status of Jammu & Kashmir that was accorded in the Indian Constitution, given the disputed status of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), were put up at the Embassy and the Pakistan House, Tehran.
The Independence Day ceremony commenced with hoisting of the national flag by Mian Azmat Farooq, Charge’ d Affaire’, Embassy of Pakistan, Tehran in accompaniment of the National anthem. Messages from President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out on the occasion. Students from Pakistan Embassy International School & College, Tehran delivered impressive speeches and sang national songs.
COLOMBO: The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka held a colourful flag-hoisting ceremony to mark the 73rd Independence Day, at the High Commission’s premises, on 14th August 2019.
Ottawa: High Commissioner Raza Bashir Tarar called upon the Canadian Government and the international community to be cognizant of their moral and legal responsibilities towards Kashmiris and urged the Canadian Civil Society to demand an independent investigation into the ongoing gross human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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