Nation celebrates 74 years of Independence with zeal
Int’l community extends heartfelt felicitations of Independence Day to Pakistan
The celebrations of the 74th year of Pakistan’s Independence on Saturday began with traditional zeal and fervor across the country as change of guard ceremonies were held at Mazaar-i-Quaid and Mazaar-i-Iqbal in Karachi and Lahore, respectively. Flag hoisting ceremonies were held at public and private offices across the country and special programmes were scheduled to observe the Independence Day. Messages were also shared by President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, who recalled the sacrifices of the forefathers and those who fought for and laid down their lives in defence of the country. The president called upon the nation to “stand firm and work for progress and prosperity” of the country. He urged the people to stay united in order to meet the challenges that are being faced by Pakistan. Later, at a flag hoisting ceremony at the President House, Alvi noted that Pakistan had faced several challenges since its inception and was now at a “tipping point where improvements are being witnessed in various areas”. He lauded Prime Minister Imran’s government for working against corruption and for the development of the country. Int’l community extends heartfelt felicitations of Independence to Pakistan.
On the congratulatory message from President of Russia H.E. Mr.Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the Pakistan Independence Day
President of Russia H.E. Mr.Vladimir Putin sent the congratulatory message on the occasion of a national holiday – the Pakistan Independence Day to President of Pakistan H.E. Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Imran Khan.
Friendly state of Russian-Pakistani relations, partners’ interaction of our countries in counter terrorism and Afghan settlement even despite the COVID-19 pandemic are particularly noted in the message.
It also expresses confidence that with joint efforts we will continue building up multidimensional Russia-Pakistan contacts for the benefit of our peoples and for the purpose of strengthening regional stability and security. Islamabad: H.E. Mr. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has congratulated Pakistani people on the occasion of the country’s 75th Independence Day, which is marked on August 14th, and reiterated his resolve to strengthen long-standing friendly relations between our countries.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to express our sincere congratulations to the Government and the people of Pakistan on their 74th Independence Day and best wishes for further peace and prosperity in Pakistan. I would also like to take this opportunity to recall our long-standing cordial relations and assure you that Japan will work with Pakistan to enhance such relationships, especially next year, which marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries,” said Ambassador MATSUDA.
The Ambassador also referred to the Tokyo Olympic Games, expressing his sincere gratitude to all people concerned and congratulated Pakistani athletes on their notable performance. In his message, the Ambassador welcomed the development of Japan-Pakistan relationships in a wide range of fields including such sports exchange as well as political, economic, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges.
In the end, the Ambassador appreciated the Government of Pakistan and all medical workers who have been fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year, mentioning that “Japan has been cooperating with Pakistan to tackle COVID-19 and Japan is fully determined to support the people of Pakistan. I do hope that efforts by the entire world to overcome this challenge will be successful soon.”