Islamabad, March 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): An impressive ceremony was held at the Ambassador’s Residence this morning to mark Pakistan National Day. The ceremony commenced with the hoisting of flag by Charge’d Affaires Sohail Siddiqui to the accompaniment of national anthem, says a press release received here today from Tehran.
The Charge d’affaires read out the messages of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister. Speaking on the occasion, the Charge d’affaires paid rich tributes to the founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the leaders of Pakistan movement. He said that this day reminds us of those momentous times when our fore-fathers rallied around the dynamic personality of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and under his inspiring leadership resolved to carve out for themselves an independent sovereign country.
Referring to Pakistan-Iran relations, the Charge d’affaires said that Pakistan and Iran share six decades of close fraternal relations which have grown stronger over the years. He called upon the members of Pakistani community to play their effective role in promoting positive image of Pakistan in Iran and bringing the peoples of the two countries ever closer, to each other.
The students of Pakistan International School in their presentations paid homage to the father of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the leaders of Freedom Movement. A group of children presented Mili Naghmas.
The flag hoisting ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistani community, officials of the Mission, ECO Secretariat, students and teachers of the Pakistan International School.
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