Independence Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony at the Embassy
A Flag Hoisting Ceremony was held at the Embassy today on the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day. It was attended by a large number of community members and officials of the Embassy along with their families.
The ceremony began with the recitation from the Holy Quran. The national flag was hoisted by Charge d' affaires (a.i) Altaf Hussain. The messages of President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out on this occasion by Third Secretary Tariq Ali. Special prayers were offered for the peace, progress and prosperity of the homeland.
The Charge d' affaires (a.i), in his address highlighted the sacrifices made in obtaining independence. He said in his remarks that the Independence Day reminds us of the objectives that led to creation of an independent Muslim state. Expressing sympathies with the valiant people of Indian Occupied Kashmir, he said that we feel saddened to see our Kashmiri brethren in IOK being subjected to the worst kind of oppression and ruthless state terrorism. The tyranny unleashed against innocent civilians has crossed all limits in total disregard to the international norms and the values of humanity and has endangered the peace of the region.
The Charge d' affaires (a.i) commended the positive role played by overseas Pakistanis in Bishkek. He advised the community to conduct themselves in a way to bring a good name to their motherland.