Islamabad: We need to renew our pledge today that we would come up to the expectations of our great Quaid and make Pakistan a strong and better country. This was stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan in Kuwait Mr. Iftikhar Aziz while addressing a gathering during the flag hoisting ceremony to mark the 65th Independence Day of Pakistan, held at Pakistan Embassy here this morning, says a press release received here today from Kuwait.
The Ambassador of Pakistan hoisted the National Flag with National anthem playing in the background in a simple but impressive ceremony that was attended by representatives of large Pakistani community residing in Kuwait and the officials of the Embassy.
Later on, messages of the President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and the Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani were read to the audience. In his message the president said that 14th August marked the successful culmination of a long and arduous struggle against heavy odds by Muslims of the sub-continent under the inspiring leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The Quaid envisioned Pakistan as a homeland for the Muslims of South Asia where democracy, constitutionalism and rule of law would reign supreme. Let us on this day join hands in upholding the principles for which Pakistan was created.
The Prime Minister in his message said that Pakistan came into being as a result of democratic, political and constitutional struggle. It is in democracy and representative rule that Pakistan’s future lies. Pakistan now has a functioning democracy, independent judiciary, and strong parliament. Similarly, robust media, active civil society and rising middle class are the manifestation of vibrant Pakistan. Democratic Pakistan enjoys respect and leverage in the comity of nations.
Addressing the participants of the ceremony, the Ambassador congratulated the Pakistani community residing in Kuwait on this auspicious occasion. He said that we are celebrating our 65th Independence Day at a time when Pakistan is confronted with many challenges as well as opportunities. The resilient Pakistani nation has emerged victorious in the face of such challenges and Insha Allah it will be no different this time around as well.
The Ambassador noted that the current year also marked a new turn in Pakistan-Kuwait relations whereby the visits of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan have helped in further cementing the bilateral relations between the two brotherly nations. He said that the bonds of friendship and brotherhood have been further strengthened.
The Ambassador appreciated the role played by the Pakistani community in the development of both Pakistan and Kuwait. He said that they are our dearest asset and expressed the hope that they will continue to promote a better image of Pakistan through their sense of commitment and hard work.
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