The Embassy of Pakistan in Kyiv organized the 79th Pakistan Day flag hoisting ceremony this morning with traditional fervour and enthusiasm.

The flag hoisting ceremony began with recitation of the Holy Qur’an. The national anthem was played and Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Maj. Gen. (Retd) Zahid Mubashir Sheikh hoisted the national flag. The messages of President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out on this occasion.

His Excellency, the Ambassador paid rich tribute to the founding fathers who resolved at Lahore on 23 March 1940 to establish a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

He said Pakistan was a resilient nation with a proud history and had tremendous potential to rise in future. The principles of the Pakistan Resolution served as a guiding light for the current generation to overcome the challenges faced by the country today.

He shared that in the last few years, Pakistan had taken great strides in achieving macro-economic stability, improved law and order situation and ensuring continuity of democracy.

After the flag hoisting ceremony, a reception for Pakistani community members was held. During the reception, the Ambassador interacted with community members and discussed with them the problems they faced in Ukraine as expatriate community and the role the Embassy could play to help resolve these issues. The Ambassador also impressed upon the prominent Pakistani community members to continue to play its role as a bridge between Pakistan and Ukraine.

The ceremony was attended by Pakistanis from all walks of life living in Ukraine including students, businessmen, representatives of local media and the Embassy staff.

The ceremony concluded with prayers for the well-being and prosperity of Pakistan, its people and community members living in Ukraine.

Kyiv,
March 23, 2019

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