Islamabad, March 23, 2017 (PPI-OT): To commemorate the 77th anniversary of Pakistan Resolution a Flag Hoisting ceremony took place at the Embassy of Pakistan Brussels, here, today. A large number of participants representing Pakistani as well as Belgian communities gathered at the Embassy to celebrate the Pakistan Day with full fervour, says a press release received from Brussels her today.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and European Union Mrs Naghmana A Hashmi hoisted Pakistan’s flag while national anthem played in the background. In her address she praised Pakistani diaspora for being great source of strength and said that dispora can play an important role to make the world aware of the struggle and sacrifices of the Muslims of sub -continent for an independent home land and the sacrifices being rendered by the people of Pakistan at present, in the war on terrorism.
Ambassador Hashmi called upon Pakistani community in Belgium and Luxembourg to understand the progress being in Pakistan in various spheres of life and share this with their Belgian colleagues and friends. She informed that the Embassy has translated a booklet containing information on 100 good things about Pakistan into French and Flemish languages which could serve as good source of knowledge for Pakistani diaspora in Belgium particularly the youth.
Ambassador Hashmi also reminded of struggle of people of Indian occupied Kashmir for their right to self-determination and said “Pakistan continues to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for the just cause of people of Kashmir”.
Earlier messages of President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out by the Economic Minister Mr Omar Hameed and Deputy Head of Mission Mr Saqib Rauf respectively. One minute Silence was also observed to pay respects to the victims of terrorists’ attacks in Brussels on 22nd March 2016.
Children led by Mohammad Hussain sang national songs. This year an essay competition on the topic ‘Mera Piyara Pakistan’ was also organized by the Embassy for the children. Certificates and prizes were distributed by Pakistan’s Honorary Counsel General in Ghent Ms Karin Zoeter among the participants of essay competition.
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