Islamabad, March 23, 2023 (PPI-OT): Like Pakistan and elsewhere in the world, Pakistan Day was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm in the capital Ottawa and other major cities of Canada, including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The highlight was the flag hoisting ceremony held at the historical City Hall in Ottawa where High Commissioner Zaheer A Janjua hoisted the National Flag to the tune of the national anthem. Messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read out.
Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner Zaheer Janjua highlighted the significance of the Pakistan Day and the role of our founding fathers in the freedom movement. He said Pakistan and Canada enjoy long-lasting friendships based on mutual trust and cooperation. Canada is one of the first countries to recognize Pakistan and establish diplomatic relations with us.
The National Day of Pakistan was commemorated in Brussels with traditional patriotic fervor in a graceful ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan. The Charge d’ Affairs, Syed Faraz Hussain Zaidi hoisted the national flag at the Chancery building. The messages of the President Dr Arif Alvi and the Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif were read out to the audience on the occasion.
The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan in their respective messages congratulated the nation and paid tributes to the dynamic and visionary leadership of the founding fathers of the nation. They reaffirmed their commitment to make tireless efforts to realize the vision of the founding fathers to make Pakistan a strong and prosperous Country. Community members from different cities of Belgium participated in the event with full fervor.
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Government of Pakistan
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