PR No.223 THE 77TH NATIONAL DAY OF PAKISTAN WAS CELEBRATED IN THE FRANCE WITH NATIONAL ZEAL AND FERVOR Islamabad: March 23, 2017
A Flag Hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in France, Paris today to Commemorate Pakistan day, says a press release received here today from Paris.
The ceremony was attended amongst others by the Pakistani community, officers of the missions and their families and media persons in large number.
Addressing the ceremony, the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation and other national leaders of the Pakistan Movement, who with their untiring efforts and immense sacrifices finally carved a separate homeland for the Muslims of India on 14th August, 1947. This year we are also celebrating 70 years of our independence he added.
The Ambassador said that today Pakistan stands amongst the community of nations as an important country with strong democratic institutions, a fast growing economy, independent judiciary, and free media.
He also briefed the participants about the steps taken by the government to address the issues of terrorism and extremism, eliminate power shortages, upgrade the road and railway network and education and health infrastructure ushering a new era of development and prosperity.
The Ambassador thanked the Pakistani community in France for their constructive role in projecting Pakistan’s positive image in France. He said that while our forefathers gave sacrifices to attain a homeland for us, it is our collective responsibility to make Pakistan a strong, peace loving and prosperous country for our future generations.
The massages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan issued on the occasion were also read.
Later in the evening, the Ambassador hosted a diplomatic reception to mark the Pakistan Day. French members of the parliament, high ranking civil and military officials, intellectuals, scholars and foreign diplomats in France attended the reception in large number.