PAKISTAN’S 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED IN SINGAPORE WITH FERVOR AND NATIONAL SPIRIT Islamabad
The Independence Day, 14th August 2017, was celebrated in Singapore with traditional fervor and national spirit. The day began with the hoisting of the flag by the High Commissioner, Nasrullah Khan. The officers and officials of the High Commission, as well as a cross section of Pakistani community/diaspora attended the ceremony, says a press release received here today from Singapore.
The messages of the President and Prime Minister were read out by the Press Counsellor and Head of Chancery respectively. The High Commissioner, in his address, highlighted the importance of the day and the sacrifices made by our fore fathers to attain an independent homeland. He outlined the vision of the Quaid e Azam and Allama Iqbal and emphasized that to ensure Pakistan’s outstanding place in the comity of nations, we as a nation need to follow, in letter and spirit, the golden principles of “Unity, Faith and Discipline” in all walks of life, no matter where we are. He stressed that each and every Pakistani is an ambassador of Pakistan. We are all Pakistan. Pakistan is a reflection of all of us.
The High Commissioner also focused on the progress that Pakistan has made over the last 70 years in every field of life. He also complimented the contributions of the Pakistan community to project a positive image of Pakistan in Singapore.