On the occasion of 73rd National Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony was held in the premises of the Embassy of Pakistan, Prague (Czech Republic). The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistani community, Pakistani nationals working in multinationals and students from all over Czech Republic.
The ceremony started with the recitation of Holy Quran and followed by the national anthem by the participants. The Ambassador of Pakistan to the Czech Republic Mr. Muhammad Khalid Jamali read out the Messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The President and Prime Minister in their messages had urged the nation to reaffirm their pledge to continue pursuing the vision of father of the nation and to pay tribute to all the sons of the soil who laid their lives while defending and protecting territorial integrity of the motherland.
Unlike the past, this Independence Day is being celebrated in extraordinarily difficult times as the entire world has been affected by Corona virus which had adverse impact on all sectors of life, i.e. including economy, health and education. The pandemic has brought enormous challenges but we have seen that our resilient nation has overcome them with a brilliant strategy of smart lock down.
While we celebrate this Independence Day our hearts are profoundly grieved by the sufferings of people of IOJ&K, who are facing military siege since past one year. We stand firmly behind our Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for their right to self-determination.
Ambassador thanked the community and congratulated them on the 73rd Independence Day.
14 August 2020