(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat -
Pakistan School Muscat (PSM) organised a ceremony on August 14 to celebrate the country's 73rd Independence Day.
Ahmad Ali Afani, immigration counsellor, Embassy of Pakistan, graced the ceremony as the chief guest. Muhammad Zia ul Haq Siddiqui, chairman, Steering Committee, accompanied by Moen Nawaz, member, Steering Committee, and Nasir Nawaz, principal, PSM, received the guests. In addition, embassy officials, dignitaries, parents, students and a large gathering of community members attended the event.
Adding colour to the event as special guests were ex-students of Pakistan School Muscat and a renowned star of Pakistan media, TV and film star Ali Safina, and his wife, style icon Hira Tareen.
PSM principal Nasir Nawaz welcomed the guests and expressed his gratitude. 'Our innate love for our beloved country, Pakistan needs to be replenished and sprouted. We should never be oblivious to the fact that faith is our guarantor, unity holds our survival and in discipline lies our well-being as a nation,' said Nawaz.
The ceremony started with the recitation from Q'uran by Ahmad Raza. The programme continued with thrilling voices of Sabir and Humaira Chaudry as lead persons. A special prayer for the perpetual well-being of the homeland as well as the enduring ties between Pakistan and the sultanate was held.
The chairman welcomed all the visitors and appreciated their presence on the national occasion. Addressing the community, he said, 'Our country has always been pouring its unending love on each one of us, so we should acknowledge that love by showing our unwavering loyalty and through our sacrifices.'
The struggle of Muslims and the very objective of the founding of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was orated by Aleena Qayyum and Arooba Saeed.
The students, clad in flag colours, also sang patriotic songs.
'Nurturing the students with all their potentials is what the schools are meant for, and this is what Pakistan School Muscat has been and will keep doing in the times to come despite all odds,' said Safina and Hira.