The 70th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan in Brasilia today. A sizable number of resident Pakistanis including children, ladies, all attired in traditional Pakistani dresses, participated in the celebrations. A few selected Brazilian guests also enjoyed Pakistani cuisine and the beautifully organized function.

Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Najm us Saqib hoisted the national flag with the playing of national anthem. Messages of the President and the Prime Minister were read out on the occasion. Community and Embassy Team sang milli naghmey while children waived national flags. The Azadi cake was also cut.

The Ambassador, inter alia, highlighted the numerous challenges faced by the country while expressing confidence in Pakistan’s potential in addressing these challenges. He said that the cost borne by Pakistan in the war against terror was tremendous and the world must acknowledge the sacrifices rendered by our civilians and Armed Forces. Pakistan remains steadfast in bringing the fight against terrorism to an end through all available means. He also emphasized the need to find solution of the long standing core issue of Jammu & Kashmir in light of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.

The Ambassador congratulated members of the Pakistani community on the Independence Day and urged them to renew their commitment to keep serving their country. He underlined the importance of unity in the community to serve the nation in a befitting manner and urged upon them to establish a platform that could become voice of all Pakistanis residing in Brazil. “This would pave the way to progress and attain a respectful place for overseas Pakistanis in Brazil” the Ambassador concluded.

The ceremony concluded with prayers for the prosperity and progress of Pakistan.

Brasilia
14 August 2017

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