DELHI: Pakistan High Commission in Delhi celebrated the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan with patriotic fervor and zeal, ARY News reported.
A commemorative ceremony was held on the premises of the mission where Acting High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah unfurled the national flag. He, accompanied by spokesperson of the Pakistan High Commission Khawaja Maaz Tariq and other diplomatic staff, cut a cake to mark the 70th year of the independence of the country.
The Deputy High Commissioner read the message from the president and prime minister of Pakistan on the occasion. Pakistan High Commission’s school children presented tableau, speeches and sang national anthems to show off their love of the country.
Earlier, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in their messages on the occasion of the day urged the nation to forge unity and uphold supremacy of the Constitution.
The president called for joint efforts for development and prosperity of the motherland. He urged the need to promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of the nation by turning despondency into hope.
In his message, the prime minister said we have to strengthen and reinforce state institutions so that they can play their prescribed role within the limits of law and the constitution. He said only a strong economy can ensure strong defence.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan desires positive and constructive relations with all countries and has made efforts to initiate the process of meaningful dialogue but unfortunately the expansionist designs of India have remained the main hurdle in this regard.