Islamabad, March 23, 2019 (PPI-OT): Pakistan National Day was celebrated in Qatar with national zeal and enthusiasm. A large number of members of the Pakistani community from all walks of life attended the flag-hoisting ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Doha, says a press release received here today from Qatar. Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah hoisted the national flag. A smartly turned out military contingent from Pakistan gave salute to the national flag during the National Anthem. National Day messages of President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out on the occasion.
Addressing the community on the occasion, Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah recalled the great sacrifices rendered by our forefathers in the struggle to achieve Pakistan. He paid rich tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and other leaders of the independence movement of Pakistan.
Ambassador highlighted that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Qatar are based on historical bonds of a shared faith, heritage and culture. He also expressed the hope that bilateral relations would be further strengthened in the years ahead. Ambassador expressed pride in the contribution of the Pakistani community in the remarkable progress and prosperity of the State of Qatar. The ceremony concluded with prayers for progress, prosperity and solidarity of Pakistan.
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