Islamabad—The chief guest of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali who is currently visiting Sri Lanka was the chief guest on the occasion of the 7oth Independence Day of Pakistan, said in a message received here. On Sunday morning the flag hoisting ceremony took place at the High Commission premises.
While speaking on the occasion the Justice Jamali said that Pakistan attaches great importance to the relations with Sri Lanka in both bilateral and regional context. Justice Jamali said there is a strong desire in Pakistan to further develop and promote the bilateral relationship between the two friendly countries.
He also commended the government of Sri Lanka for taking admirable initiatives to promote inter-faith harmony, reconciliation and na-tional unity between all the segments of society.
Pakistan high Commissioner Major General (R) Seyd Shakeel Hussain said Pakistan is actively engaged with all neighbouring countries in an effort to create a peaceful neighbourhood.
The government and people of Pakistan are unanimous in their resolve to make Pakistan truly democratic, welfare and prosperous state.
On Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations he explained that historical and cultural links between our two peoples date back to the time when the Indus Valley and Gandhara civilizations prospered in what is now Pakistan.
He further said that Pakistan and Sri lankan are continuing to nurture their mutually beneficial relations in diverse fields..