Flag raising at Pakistan house in Stockholm

Shahzaad Malik

Ambassador Zahoor Ahmed hoisted the national flag on the 75th Independence Day in Pakistan house Sweden. Messages of the President and Prime minister on the occasion were read out and patriotic songs were presented by the Christian choir and young children .Prominient Pakistan origin opera singer Vincet HASHMI also performed.

Prizes were distributed among winners of the photographic competition organised by the embassy which included photos taken by visitors from Sweden to Pakistan. Video messages by Swedish friends of Pakistan were also projected on the occasion.

These included pride of performance Sister Wennylegarkal who spent 40 years as a nurse in Pakistan. The embassy has also initiated a series of sharing the profiles of accomplished Pakistan origin persons in Sweden/Finland on its social media. These include writer QaiserMahmood, singer Vincent HASHMI, entrepreneur TanzilaKhan and other people from diverse fields including academia, buisness and technology.

A large number of Pakistani Swedish community members as well as selected Swedish guests attended and enjoyed traditional Pakistani breakfast.—PR


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