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Acting Pakistan High Commissioner to Canada Shahbaz Malik has said that Pakistan supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned settlement of Afghan crisis and it will keep working with the international community to achieve this end.

“We wish that the Afghan conflict comes to an end,” he said while speaking at a cultural fair arranged in the Canadian capital to mark the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan. A delicious cake prepared in white and green colours was also cut while local Pakistani artists performed on the occasion. A large number of Canadian Pakistanis and locals attended the fair and evinced keen interest in various stalls showcasing Pakistan’s art, culture, heritage, artifacts, garments and traditional Pakistani food.

Acting Pakistan High Commissioner Shahbaz Malik told the audience Pakistan had come a long way and the Naya Pakistan was developing and coming out vibrantly under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said Pakistan like other countries Pakistan had its challenges, but Pakistan had time and again shown resilience to overcome such challenges. He urged the Pakistanis celebrating independence to also keep in their memory and prayers the Kashmiri brethren suffering hardships and atrocities Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Speaking on the occasion, Canadian Member Parliament & Associate Minister of Finance & Middle Class Prosperity Mona Fortier, Member Canadian Parliament Arya Canada and Deputy Mayor Ottawa Laura Dudas felicitated the Canadian Pakistanis celebrating Independence Day of Pakistan and lauded their role and contribution in the progress and development of Canada.



August 15, 2021


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