The Pakistan Day was observed in patriotic zeal and spirit at the Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi, on 23rd March 2021.
Keeping in view the corona pandemic (all necessary SOPs were observed) a short and simple ceremony with a limited participation was held.
The Pakistan’s flag was raised by Charge d’ Affairs Mr. Aftab Hasan Khan, at an elegant and impressive flag-hoisting ceremony held on the Chancery’s lawns.
Press Attache, Khawaja Maaz Tariq, read out the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Charge d’ Affairs Mr. Aftab Hasan Khan in his remarks extended warm felicitations on Pakistan National Day and lauded the zeal with which the broader Pakistan High Commission family participated in the event.
Charge d’ Affaires said that on 23rd March 1940, the Muslims of India under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah made a resolve to make a separate home land for themselves. He said every year on this day we renew our resolve, to make Pakistan a modern Islamic and democratic welfare state in the light of the guiding principles of Quaid Muhamamd Ali Jinnah. He further stated that for the larger interest of the region peace within South Asia is inevitable. He said that Pakistan wants to have friendly relations with all countries including India. To achieve peace between Pakistan and India both countries shall resolve all outstanding issues including IIOJK through dialogue. In the end, he stressed the importance of each successive generation to contribute its own part with honesty, hard work and dedication toward the realization of the Quaid’s vision.
Students of the Pakistan High Commission School presented national songs and tableau on the occasion. Begum Sahiba Mrs. Erum Aftab gave away prizes and gifts to the teachers and students of the school.