74th Independence Day of Pakistan observed

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony was held on the premises of Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu on Friday.

Ambassador, Mazhar Javed hoisted the flag. On the occasion embassy Officials, senior members of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association (NPFCA) and media representatives were present.

In his message, the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi reaffirmed the resolve to live up to the ideals of Pakistan’s founding fathers, and paid homage to the heroic struggle of all the workers of Pakistan movement.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan paid tribute to “all those sons of the soil who laid their lives while defending and protecting the territorial and ideological frontiers of the motherland”.

The Prime Minister expressed the confidence that the struggle and resilience of the brave Kashmiris will culminate into their inalienable right to self-determination.

A message from the Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day was screened. In his message, Gyawali expressed his felicitations to the people of Pakistan while appreciating friendly cordial relations between the two countries.

Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador Mazhar Javed recalled the history of Pakistan movement under the leadership of Quraid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Referring to the Jammu Kashmir dispute, the Ambassador said that resolution of this long outstanding dispute in accordance to the wishes of the people and the UN resolutions would complete the agenda of the partition.