Pakistan Day celebrated in major capitals

Ambassador to UN renews Pakistan's resolve to continue working a peaceful and stable international order.

NEW YORK: At a flag hoisting ceremony held in New York on Pakistan Day, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Munir Akram reiterated his country’s resolve to continue working a peaceful and stable international order.

Messages of the president and prime minister of Pakistan were read out on the occasion. The ceremony was attended by officers and staff of the Pakistan Mission as well as the Consulate General in New York.    

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Akram paid tribute to Pakistan’s founding fathers and their democratic struggle which led to the establishment of the country.

Pakistan joined the United Nations one month after its independence and ever since has played an active and constructive role in forging friendship and peace, and promoting multilateral cooperation in accordance with the UN Charter.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Day celebrations were also held in different parts of the world.

Flag-hosting ceremonies were held in the embassies and high commissions of Pakistan in Washington, Brussels, New Delhi, Beijing and other capital cities.

High Commission in Ottawa and the three consulates in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver arranged functions on the occasion.

High Commissioner to Canada Zaheer A. Janjua hoisted the national flag to the tune of the national anthem.

A large number of Pakistani diaspora and Canadians including member of the parliament Mr. Yasir Naqvi, attended the ceremony.

In his message, Ambassador Janjua, paid rich tribute to the nation’s founding fathers, especially Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Mohammad Iqbal, for their vision and untiring struggle for the creation of Pakistan.

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