A simple, dignified ceremony was held at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Milan on Saturday, August 14, 2021 to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day. About 200 members of Pakistani community participated in the ceremony observing Covid pandemic precautionary protocols. Many more participated online through Facebook as the programme was livestreamed.
After recitation from Holy Quran, Consul General Dr. Manzoor A. Chaudhry hoisted the green and white Pakistan flag as national anthem was played in the background. Messages of the President and the Prime Minister were read out to the audience.
In his address to the gathering, Consul General eulogized the efforts of Founding Fathers led by indomitable Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Father of the Nation. He said that it was now for the younger generations to fulfil the aspirations of the nation and take Pakistan to glory. He reiterated Pakistan’s continued diplomatic, moral and political support to the people of IIOJK. He appreciated members of Pakistani community in Italy for their role in helping the national causes and for sending remittances to Pakistan which play vital role in the economy.
Special prayers were offered for Pakistan, its people and for independence of IIOJK from the Indian occupation. Refreshments were served at the end of the programme.
MilanAugust 14, 2021