Pakistan embassy celebrates the country's 69th Independence Day
An impressive function was held on the morning of 17 August at the Embassy Chancery to celebrate the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan. A record number of Pakistan nationals living in Kuwait attended the function.
The ceremony began with a flag hoisting ceremony. This was followed by a crowded function in the Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium, which started with recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by Naat in praise of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The programme included a beautiful segment of singing of popular national songs by school children, which was enthusiastically appreciated by the audience.
The Ambassador read out the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In his own remarks on the occasion, the Ambassador touched on the distinguishing features of the Pakistan movement and highlighted the major successes achieved recently including the extraordinary resilience demonstrated as a nation in overcoming the challenges of terrorism and extremism, the vast improvement in the security situation in the country thanks to the heroic sacrifices made by our brave armed forces and the people of Pakistan under the banner of “Operation Zarb-e-Azb”; the stability of state institutions; democracy taking roots; and the positive trajectory of the economy with an improvement in economic outlook as a result of the prudent policies pursued by the government and return of the confidence of the domestic and foreign investors.
He pointed out that the transformational China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project was attracting world attention and investors, both domestic and foreign, were queuing up for the opportunities opening up in Pakistan.
Touching on the government’s achievements in the realm of foreign policy, the Ambassador noted that Pakistan’s influence was growing among the comity of nations as a result of the Prime Minister’s vision of “peaceful neighbourhood”.
He concluded by noting that peace and stability was returning to Pakistan and the nation, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, was well poised to rid Pakistan of militancy and terrorism and realize the dream of the founding fathers of building a stable and prosperous Pakistan.
This was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony with the participation of community members and serving of traditional Pakistani breakfast. The crowd was fully involved in the celebrations, enthusiastically chanting the slogans of Pakistan Zindabad, Pakistan ka matlab kia, and Pak Fouj Zindabad.
Another highlight of the Independence Day celebrations this year was a colourful cultural event organized at a local five star hotel in collaboration with the Pakistani Community. The programme included singing of milli naghmas by school children and national and traditional songs by local Pakistani artists representing all the provinces and screening of the new documentary on Youth Development in Pakistan, forwarded by the EP Wing, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Courtesy: Voop Media