Pakistani embassies celebrate Independence Day across the world
Pakistani embassies across the world held ceremonies in connection with Independence Day, reported 24News HD TV channel on Saturday.
A large number of Pakistani expatriates and diplomatic staff of the embassies participated in the celebrations.
A flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing to celebrate the 75th Independence Day.
The event showcased a patriotic zeal and fervor wherein the valiant struggle of our founding fathers was remembered, and homage was paid to the martyrs to win and secure a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent.
The ceremony began with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran. Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque then raised the National Flag to the mesmerizing tune of the National Anthem.
Deputy Head of Mission, Ahmed Farooq read out the messages of President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Ambassador Haque in his address paid homage to the leaders and activists of the Pakistan movement and their struggle and sacrifices. He also paid glowing tributes to the great philosopher and national poet, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal who conceived the idea of a separate homeland for Muslims of the Sub-Continent and great leader and father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who through his unconquerable spirit and charismatic leadership achieved Pakistan for us.
He said this year, Pakistan and China were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The very unique and special relationship has transformed into iron brotherhood and all-weather strategic partnership.
The students of Pakistan Embassy College Beijing attired in the traditional and national dresses mesmerised the participants with their patriotic songs.
All embassy officers and staff with their families, members of the Pakistani community, students, and media attended the ceremony.
Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi held a ceremony wherein Aftab Hasan Khan hoisted the flag. Messages of President Arif Alvi and PM Imran Khan were read out on the occasion.
In Abu Dhabi, the Embassy of Pakistan held a grand ceremony in connection with the Independence Day celebrations. Ambassador Afzal Mehmood hoisted the national flag.
A ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Ambassador of Pakistan Syed Ali Asad Gilani hoisted the national flag on the occasion and addressed the participants.
A ceremony was also held at the Pakistani Embassy in Berlin, Germany wherein the Pakistani community and diplomatic staff participated.
Ceremonies were also held at Pakistani embassies to commemorate Independence Day in Tokyo, Japan, New Zealand and Italy.