Embassy of Pakistan in China celebrates the 75th Independence Day
By Zafar Hussain
BEIJING, August 14(Gwadar Pro)- On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy, Beijing.
The proceedings commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran. Ambassador of Pakistan to China, Moin ul Haque raised the national flag. Messages from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read on occasion.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message, said that the auspicious occasion of 14 August is the time to reaffirm the pledge to continue pursuing the vision of Father of the Nation, and acknowledged all those who laid their lives while defending and protecting the motherland.
In his address, Ambassador Haque paid rich tribute to the leadership of the Pakistan Movement and highlighted the importance of 14 August.
He said it was the day when Muslims of South Asia, under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, resolved to create a separate homeland for themselves where they could live by their beliefs, traditions and culture.
Ambassador Moin ul Haque stated that it was now the collective duty of all Pakistanis to fulfil the vision of Quaid to make Pakistan a peaceful and strong country through “Unity, Faith and Discipline”.
The Ambassador also expressed solidarity with the people of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIoJK) and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue its moral, political and diplomatic support for the just Kashmir cause.
He said that the foundation for 'Naya Pakistan' is being laid to focus on economic security, social justice and welfare of the poor. Areas like food security, environment, agriculture modernization, tourism and poverty alleviation are prioritized to usher in a new era of socio-economic development in the country.
Ambassador Haque further said that this year Pakistan and China are commemorating the 70th anniversary of establishing their bilateral ties. Both countries will hold over 100 events and activities during the year.
It was a vital milestone for the two countries, not only celebrating the strong iron brotherhood between the two countries but also leading the way forward for ever-increasing cooperation in diverse fields.
The Ambassador also thanked the Chinese leadership and the government for supporting Pakistan during the COVID-19 epidemic, and sending relief goods and vaccines to help the authorities fight the pandemic.
He informed that the Pakistan Government is making all-out efforts to prevent and control the disease and confidence to overcome this menace.
The function was attended by many guests, including members of Pakistani and representatives of Chinese and Pakistani media. Students of Pakistan Embassy College, Beijing, presented national songs on occasion.
Similar flag hoisting ceremonies were held at Pakistani consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai.