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70th Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations in UAE: Flag Hoisting Ceremonies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Islamabad, August 14, 2017 (PPI-OT): The 70th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated in UAE here today with national zeal and fervour. Most important events were Flag Hoisting Ceremonies at the premises of the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai. A large number of UAE-based Pakistanis including women and children attended the ceremonies, says a press release received here today from Dubai.

H.E. Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan hoisted the national flag in Pakistan Embassy, Abu Dhabi. Independence Day Messages of President H.E. Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi were read out. In his address, H.E. Ambassador Moazzam A. Khan, while felicitating the Pakistanis on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, recalled the great sacrifices rendered by our forefathers 70 years ago for a separate homeland and touched upon the ideals and aspirations which led to the creation of Pakistanis and are still guiding light for the nation’s march to peace and progress. The Ambassador said the day was being celebrated with the conviction that it will be a harbinger of political, economic and social stability.

He said that the independence should also be considered as a day of introspection and to ponder over as how we can re-direct our energies to the development of Pakistan to be able to stand tall among the comity of nations. Referring to the role of Pakistani community in UAE, Ambassador appreciated their contribution in the development of UAE. He particularly appreciated the UAE leadership’s special affiliation towards Pakistan and said that the leaders of the two countries were keen on further strengthening bilateral relations. Ambassador also lauded the role of the Pakistani community in supporting the national economy and improving ties between Pakistan and the UAE.

He urged the community to pledge that they would continue to strive for making Pakistan a strong and prosperous country moving towards the goal of development, with faith and conviction, unity and discipline. A photographic exhibition by Pakistani artists, Aroosa and Farhad Ally was also arranged(in Embassy) depicting the breath-taking pictures from Northern areas of Pakistan, especially Hunza, as well as the culture and civilization bringing to life trivial phenomenon of the ordinary and unknown which added beauty to the event. Moreover, Children from Pakistani schools and members of the Christian community sang national songs with enthusiasm.

Another flag hoisting ceremony in UAE was held in the premises of Pakistan Consulate in Dubai. Brig (Retd) Syed Javed Hassan, Consul General hoisted the National Flag while the National Anthem was played. The Messages of President and Prime Minister were read out to the audience. Speaking on the occasion, Consul General Brig (Retd) Syed Javed Hassan extended his warmest felicitations to the Pakistani community residing in the Emirates. He called for fostering unity for development of the country and inculcating a profound sense of solidarity.

He said the overseas Pakistani should endeavour to emanate the message to the world that Pakistanis believe in peaceful coexistence and want to progress as a forward-looking nation. He commended the Pakistani community for playing a vital role in the progress and development of the UAE. H.E. Consul General recalled the excellent fraternal relations between Pakistan and the UAE and stated that the two countries have always stood by each other. He expressed his gratitude to the UAE leadership for their consistent support to the people of Pakistan.

He hoped that Pakistan’s relations with the UAE will continue to grow from strength to strength under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister, H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, President of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. Cake-cutting ceremonies were held at both places to commemorate the Independence Day. Independence Day ceremonies concluded with prayers for progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country.

The Embassy would also be hosting a Grand Reception in the evening at Pakistan Association Dubai Auditorium in Dubai. The reception is expected to be attended by a large number of foreign dignitaries and prominent Pakistanis. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Culture and Knowledge Development would grace the occasion as Chief Guest. The occasion would be used for ground-breaking ceremony of Pakistan Medical Centre at Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) premises.

The medical Centre upon completion would be providing low-cost and free of cost medical facilities for expats in the UAE. In addition, a photographic exhibition titled “Pakistan-UAE Journey of Friendship” highlighting key high-level exchange of visits through 45 years of diplomatic relations will be inaugurated featuring over 50 photographs of historic value. The event will also feature conferment of recognition to prominent Pakistanis in the UAE who have done important work in various fields over the number of years and excelled in their respective fields.

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Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day Celebrated in Tehran

Islamabad, August 14, 2017 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day was celebrated with full zeal at the Residence of Ambassador of Pakistan in Tehran today. A large number of Pakistani community participated in the celebrations, says a press release received here today from Tehran. Ambassador Asif Durrani hoisted the National flag accompanied by the National Anthem. The messages of the President and the Prime Minister were read out on the occasion. The Ambassador, highlighting the historical importance of the day, paid tributes to the founding father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and other leaders of the Pakistan movement whose sacrifices led to the creation of an independent country in South Asia.

While congratulating the Pakistani community on the 70th Independence anniversary of Pakistan, the Ambassador urged them to renew their commitment to serve the country with dedication. “During the past seven decades, Pakistan has faced multiple challenges, but with the grace of Almighty Allah, Pakistan has succeeded in overcoming these challenges and embarked on a journey towards a modern, liberal, progressive and tolerant democratic society.”

Commenting on Pakistan-Iran relations, Ambassador Durrani said that the relations between the two countries have very deep religious, cultural and historical bonds and anchored in strong foundation. He expressed the hope that these relations will grow further under the present leadership of the two countries. Students from Pakistan International School and College, Tehran in their speeches paid homage to the father of the nation and the leaders of the freedom movement. A group of children presented national songs on the occasion.

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Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com
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Pakistan Consulate Jeddah celebrates Independence Day

Islamabad, August 14, 2017 (PPI-OT): Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah celebrated the 70th Anniversary of Independence with national zeal and fervour. The Consul General of Pakistan Mr. Shehryar Akbar Khan raised the Pakistani flag, to mark the d...

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Pakistan Consulate Jeddah celebrates Independence Day

Islamabad, August 14, 2017 (PPI-OT): Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah celebrated the 70th Anniversary of Independence with national zeal and fervour. The Consul General of Pakistan Mr. Shehryar Akbar Khan raised the Pakistani flag, to mark the d...

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Ministry of Human Rights celebrates 14th August with plantation of 70 trees

Islamabad, August 11, 2017 (PPI-OT): Ministry of Human Rights in collaboration with Capital Development Authority (CDA) launched the tree plantation campaign here in Islamabad on Friday to celebrate the seventy years of Independence. The Federal Secretary for Human Rights, Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha, along with representatives of civil society and officers of the Ministry of Human Rights launched the plantation campaign by planting the trees here at Rose and Jasmine Garden in Islamabad. Besides, Senator Nuzhat Saddique, Mr. Zahid Mahboob, Director Training and Programme PBSA and large number of street children from the Child Protection Center were also present on this occasion.

The Federal Secretary for Human Rights, Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha shared that this plantation campaign will be launched in all regional offices. She said the theme of plantation campaign is “70 years-70 trees”. She added that the trees are being planted to symbolize life, prosperity and protection of the environment. Ministry of Human Rights considers the right to a clean and safe environment as a substantive rights.

The UN draft principles from 1994 refer to these in detail. It is in this context, that, environmental human rights encompass right to clean and safe environment as well protection of environment. Engaging street children was central to emphasize in relevant of marginalized segments in the development and progress of the country as a nation, she said. While congratulating all participants on the 70 years of Independence, Secretary for Human Rights stated that it is a dire need of time to be united and to work collectively for the prosperity of our country.

“We believe that good environment and clean air are part of rights for a healthy life and therefore, linked to human rights”, she added. She further said we want to contribute in making our environment safe and healthy adding that today’s campaign affirms that spirit. She said that Ministry of human Rights is already putting all out efforts for uplift of human rights and we want to work collectively with our partners in taking up any such initiative which leads to better life for a common man.

For more information, contact:
Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com
Website: www.pid.gov.pk

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Azadi Train will comprise of five galleries and six floats

Islamabad, August 08, 2017 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Railways is celebrating 70 years of Independence of Pakistan by running Azadi Special Train for period of fifteen days as a representation of national unity. Azadi Train will start country wide journey from ...

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