Pakistan expats celebrate National Day

Pakistan expats celebrate National Day

Pakistan expats celebrate National Day

Ambassador Khan recalled the challenges confronted by Pakistan since its inception but were addressed through national resolve, resilience and commitment by the Pakistani nation.

An Indian delegation including Indian Army officer Sanjay Vishwasrao (C) watch the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2018.

Performance of the UAE military contingent in the Parade was appreciated by all present in the parade ground.

Sri Lanka's visiting president Maithripala Sirisena on Friday met Pakistan's prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and expressed support for organising SAARC summit in Pakistan, according to an official statement. New-appointed air chief, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, then led a fly-past, followed by several other squadrons of the Pakistan Air Force as a salute to the head of the state.

The day was dawn with 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.

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Ambassador also thanked the friends of Pakistan in particular the UAE who always stood by it in hard times and contributed to its development. An award ceremony is also on the agenda for later in the day, to be held at Aiwan-e-Sadar, where the president will be conferring awards to various personalities on their contribution to different fields.

Han Changfu extended warm congratulations on behalf of the Chinese Government on the 78th anniversary of the passing of Pakistan Resolution. Later on Friday, 141 Pakistanis and foreigners are to be honored for outstanding services and achievements, as part of the celebrations.

"With these actions, Pakistan's neighbour has put the regional peace at stake", he said referring to cross-border ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Our peace oriented approach should not be taken as our weakness", he said.

Calling upon for an immediate and peaceful resolution of the struggle of Kashmiri people, the President said, "The only solution to the dispute of Kashmir is to provide the right of self-determination to Kashmiris, and Pakistan will continue to play its role in this regard". He also paid tribute to the martyrs of the Pakistan movement. He lauded the armed forces as well as the nation for eliminating terrorism from the country under operations Raddul Fasaad and Zarb-i-Azb.

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