In celebration of 72nd anniversary of Independence Day of Pakistan, a Flag hoisting ceremony was organized at Embassy Residence in the morning of 14 August 2019. This year Independence Day was celebrated as Kashmir Day. The event was attended by a large number of Pakistani community members residing in Manila and nearby cities. 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 sang 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 and for the innocent people of IOK undergoing a state sponsored genocide at the hands of the Indian security forces. At the end of the ceremony, a commemorative cake was cut, which was highly enjoyed by the children. Subsequently, Pakistani food/ refreshments were served to the guests.
15 August 2019