Westminster Abbey marks Pakistan Day with Special Service



As per the tradition, the Westminster Abbey organ-ized a Special Evensong to mark the 82nd Pakistan Day on the evening of 22 March 2022.

Dr Faisal Aziz Ahmed, Charge de’affaires, to-gether with the officers of the High Commission, represented Pakistan at the Special Service. He was received by The Very Reverend Dr. John Hawkey, Canon Theologian and Almoner at Westminster Abbey. The Evensong was sung by the world-renowned Choir of Westminster Abbey.

Special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and its people as well as for the continued friendship between the two countries. A large number of British citizens and Churchgoers attended the event, besides the High Commission’s officials.

The highlight of the occasion was that Pakistan’s Flag kept flying for the whole day on the north tower of Westminster Abbey. It remained the focus of attention of the tourists who gather around this iconic church every day from across the world.

Each year, the Westminster Abbey invites the High Commission to a Special Evensong on Pakistan Day to pray for the nation, its leaders, and people. The Westminster Abbey is a royal church offer-ing daily services for all and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history. Every year it welcomes over one million visitors. Thousands attend its daily services. —AFP


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