Felicitating Iran on the 44th anniversary of Islamic Revolution, President Dr Arif Alvi has stated that Pakistan remains committed to further strengthen its ties with the brotherly country across the entire gamut of bilateral relations. In his message to Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on behalf of government and people of Pakistan, he said the fraternal relations between Pakistan and Iran are rooted in linguistic, cultural and religious bonds.
The President conveyed his best wishes for happiness and continued progress, prosperity and wellbeing of the brotherly people of Islamic Republic of Iran. President said that the fraternal relations between Pakistan and Iran were rooted in linguistic, cultural and religious bonds. He added that Pakistan remained committed to further strengthen these ties across the entire gamut of the bilateral relations.
The President conveyed his best wishes for Seyed Ali Khamenei’s health and happiness and for the continued progress, prosperity and wellbeing of the brotherly people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It was worth mentioned here that tens of thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran and other major cities to mark the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, as Iranian president said months-long protests had been defeated.
For the past two years, the 1979 overthrow of the Western-backed Shah was commemorated mainly by Iranians who drove around cities in their cars or on motorcycles due to Covid restrictions. But this year, waving flags, they took to the streets of Tehran on foot and converged on Azadi (Freedom) Square, one of the capital’s most prominent landmarks, despite chilly temperatures. They chanted “Down with the US”, “Down with Israel”. People held up pictures of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as well as the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic, and revered general Qasem Soleimani, killed in a US air strike on Baghdad airport in January 2020.
They also held placards reading “We stand to the end”, “A united, strong and stable Iran” and “We obey the leader”. Sejjil ballistic missiles and Shahed 136 drones were on display around the square where President Ebrahim Raisi said people had gathered to renew their “allegiance” to the revolution.