The 70th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated in the Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul, in a simple and dignified manner. The ceremony was inaugurated with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by national anthem and flag hoisting by Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain. The messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read out on the occasion. The Independence Day ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistani community. The Ambassador, in his address, highlighted the historical importance of the day and paid tribute to the Founding Fathers of Pakistan whose sacrifices led to the creation of separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent on 14th August, 1947, says a press release received here today from Kabul.
Ambassador Abrar Hussain congratulated the members of Pakistani community in Afghanistan on the Independence Day and urged them to renew their commitments to serve their country with dedication. He impressed upon them to maintain the spirit of independence and pursue the cherished objectives of our forefathers by making Pakistan a strong and prosperous country.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador also underlined the need for robust cooperation with Afghanistan in all areas of mutual benefit. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to work for the promotion of peaceful and stability in Afghanistan. Syed Abrar Hussain also highlighted the projects built by Pakistan in the health and education sectors of Afghanistan.
The Ambassador condemned the atrocities being committed by the Indian forces against the innocent population of Indian-held Kashmir. He reiterated Pakistan’s firm resolve to continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to the just struggle of Muslims of Kashmir who have been struggling for their right to self-determination. He urged the United Nations and other human rights organizations to take notice of the Indian brutalities against the innocent people of Kashmir.