(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
The 75th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan in Doha Sunday. The event was held in a festive manner and attended by hundreds of community members. The community, which could not attend in Independence Day celebrations at the Embassy during the last two years due to Covid-19 pandemic, participated with renewed enthusiasm, the embassy said in a press release.
Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah hoisted the Pakistan Flag at the Embassy premises in Doha's diplomatic area Sunday morning. National Anthem was recited in unison by the assembled audience on the occasion.
In his message on the occasion, Ambassador felicitated fellow Pakistanis on the landmark occasion of the 75th Independence Day. He stated that the day refreshes the enthusiasm and rejuvenates the resolve of the nation to work for the progress and prosperity of the motherland. He also added that the day served as a reminder of the immense sacrifices rendered by our forefathers to achieve a sovereign, independent Islamic State. Shah said that the day inspired all Pakistanis to serve the country with greater dedication in order to carry the national flag, which symbolizes nation's hopes and aspirations even higher.
Shah praised the Pakistani community in Qatar, which he said was imbibed with the love of the country and filled with the zeal to participate in Pakistan's progress and development. He expressed the confidence that the Pakistani community, which is a living bridge between Pakistan and Qatar, in their practices and dealings would present the true image of Pakistan in keeping with the ideals and teachings of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal in their true spirit. He expressed gratitude to His Highness the Amir Shiekh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani and the leadership of the State of Qatar for hosting the Pakistani community in Qatar and providing them with excellent employment opportunities and living conditions.
He highlighted that the strong bonds of fraternal relations between Pakistan and Qatar are based on historical bonds of a shared faith, heritage and culture. He emphasized that the current leadership of both countries were committed to taking the brotherly relations between the two nations from strength to strength.
He assured the community that the Embassy and its personnel would continue to serve the Pakistani Diaspora with utmost dedication and zeal, and work for their betterment and welfare with commitment and devotion,
The ceremony concluded with prayers for progress, prosperity and solidarity of Pakistan.
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