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Pakistan’s 72nd Independence Day celebrated in Beijing

By Abdul Wajid Khan (People's Daily Online)    10:45, August 15, 2018

The 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing with great fervor and enthusiasm on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The national flag of Pakistan was flown at full mast in a flag hoisting ceremony to mark the 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan at the Embassy.

The national flag was raised by Pakistan’s ambassador to China, Masood Khalid, to the sound of the national anthem. Messages from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read out by the Ambassador.

In his message, President Mamnoon Hussain said, “National days are celebrated with the purpose of educating society, particularly the new generation, about the objective and struggle for the attainment of Pakistan. I believe that the objective of developing the country and rekindling its glorious past can only be achieved if we work single-mindedly, keeping aside our personal interests”.

The Prime Minister, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, said, “Our beautiful country is blessed with every gift of nature. From an ideal geo-strategic location to the most talented and progressive youth, we have all the ingredients to carve out our own destiny and rise as a successful nation of the world. Unswerving commitment to the ideals of the Quran and following the principle of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ would certainly help us overcome our present-day challenges and make Pakistan a self-reliant, economically vibrant and prosperous country”.

Ambassador Khalid highlighted the significance of Pakistan-China ties which have grown from strength to strength in recent years. He heralded the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as a beacon of prosperity and shared future.

National songs were performed by Pakistani children and a cake was cut to mark the occasion.

The event was attended by embassy officials, staff and their families as well as many members of Beijing’s Pakistani community. 

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