In celebration of 71st anniversary of Independence Day of Pakistan, a Flag hoisting ceremony was organized at Embassy Residence in the morning of 14 August 2018. The event was attended by a large number of Pakistani community members residing in Manila and nearby cities despite a severe typhoon and heavy rainfall. The ceremony was opened with recitation of the Holy Quran. The Ambassador Dr. Aman Rashid raised the Flag with the tune of national anthem while all the guests present at the occasion sand it in unison. Afterwards, the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the audience. A collective prayer was made for national solidarity, peace and prosperity in Pakistan. In his remarks, Ambassador particularly exhorted the Pakistani community in the Philippines to donate, in a spirit of solidarity and patriotism, into Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund 2018 accounts established by the State Bank of Pakistan. At the end of the ceremony, a commemorative cake was cut, which was highly enjoyed by the children. Subsequently, Pakistani snacks/ refreshments were served to the guests.

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