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Pakistan National Day was celebrated at the Consulate General of Pakistan Dubai with national zeal and fervor. A large number of UAE based Pakistanis from all walks of life attended the ceremony. The ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Qur’an.

The Consul General of Pakistan, Mr. Ahmed Amjad Ali hoisted the National Flag at the Consulate premises while the National Anthem was played. The messages of President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the audience.

In his address, Consul General recalled the great sacrifices rendered by our forefathers for a separate homeland. “Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Founding Father of the Nation, envisioned a country where Muslims could lead their lives according to their own values and traditions, while the non-Muslims would also be free to practice their own religion”, he said.

The Consul General mentioned that the Pakistani nation had witnessed many challenges and measured up to each one with resilience and resolve. In fact due to tremendous sacrifices by the valiant civil and armed forces personnel, Pakistan is an inclusive, tolerant and forward looking society. Pakistan is as safe as any other place in the world.

The Consul General also thanked the government and people of UAE, who always stood by Pakistan in difficult times and contributed to its development. He paid special tribute to the founder of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Alarehma) who used to call Pakistan his second home. Moreover, he pointed out that the recent three visits of Prime Minister of Pakistan- Imran Khan to UAE and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to Pakistan during last 6 months are manifestation of special affection and relations between the leadership and people of both countries.

He extended his warmest felicitations to the Pakistani community residing in the Emirates. He urged the Pakistani community to contribute collectively towards the well-being and prosperity of our great homeland and UAE and adhere to the golden principles of Quaid-i-Azam: Faith, Unity, and Discipline.

The Consul General also informed that several measures have been introduced by the Consulate General and more community friendly initiatives will be taken to enhance outreach and facilitation with all Pakistanis in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

The ceremony concluded with Cake-cutting to commemorate the 79th Pakistan National Day.

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