On the auspicious occasion of 71stIndependence Day of Pakistan, an impressive flag hoisting ceremony was held at Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu. Ambassador, Mazhar Javedhoisted the national flag. Officials of the Embassy andtheirfamilies as well as Pakistani community in Kathmandu attended the ceremony. Independence Day message by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read.
President of Pakistan, Mr Mamnoon Hussain, in his message highlighted the great sacrifices made by founders of the country to achieve a separate homeland in 1947. The president expressed his satisfaction on the fact that the new generation is fully capable of and committed to take Pakistan to new heights of glory.
In his message, Prime Minister of Pakistan Justice (Retd) Mr Nasir-ul-Mulk underlined the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s vision of creating a democratic, tolerant and progressive Pakistan where every citizen could utilize his/ her faculties to the fullest and could reap the benefits of socio-economic progress in an equitable manner.
MESSAGE FROM MR. MAMNOON HUSSAIN, PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY OF PAKISTAN
I felicitate fellow Pakistanis on the auspicious occasion of our 71nd Independence Day. This day refreshes our enthusiasm and rejuvenates our resolve to work for the progress and prosperity of our motherland. It also inspires us to serve our country and raise our green flag, which symbolizes our hopes and aspirations, even higher. It is indeed a time for celebration as our hopes and aspirations bore fruit on this day.
Pakistan is a blessing of Almighty Allah and a haven for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent. Our forefathers waged a unique struggle and gave unparalleled sacrifices for achieving Pakistan. Now it is our responsibility to shape Pakistan according to the dreams of its founders and to achieve this objective there should be good relations, harmony and brotherhood among all strata of society.
It is heartening that the new generation of Pakistan is imbibed with the love of the country and is filled with the zeal to sincerely work for progress and its development. Yet, it is necessary that we should educate our children of the need for the creation of Pakistan and the sacrifices rendered to achieve it.
National days are celebrated with the purpose of educating society, particularly the new generation about the objective and the struggle for the attainment of Pakistan. I believe that the objective of developing the country and rekindling its glorious past can only be achieved if we work single mindedly keeping aside our personal interests.
The economic problems being faced by Pakistan and the complex issues confronting it can only be overcome if we follow the teachings of the Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal in their true spirit.