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52nd Defence Day Of Pakistan

(2017-09-07) On 6th September, the Embassy of Pakistan, Rome organized an evening to celebrate the 52nd Defence Day of Pakistan.

The evening started with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by the playing of the national anthem. The Deputy Head of Mission Mr Tanveer Ahmed read the message of the President. After reading the message of the Prime Minister, the Defence Attache, Mr. Waseem Qureshi paid rich tribute to the heroes of the 1965 War and briefed the audience on different military operations carried out by the armed forces of Pakistan towards eradication of terrorists from Pakistan's soil. A documentary on the armed forces and national songs were also played/sung by the participants.

Reflecting on the regional situation, Ambassador Nadeem Riyaz spoke of the need to have a peaceful neighbourhood. He stated that Pakistan wanted peace in Afghanistan. The issue of Jammu and Kashmir should be resolved as soon as possible as per the relevant UN resolutions. He called upon the international community to play its due role.

The Ambassador stated that Pakistan is the frontline state in fighting terrorism. He paid rich tribute to all those who had laid down their lives in protecting the motherland. He spoke about the professionalism and dedication of the armed forces of the country.

Ambassador Riyaz underscored the need for national unity to overcome the present challenges confronting the country. He called upon members of the Pakistani community (in Italy) to interact with their Italian counterparts and dispel any negative propaganda against the country.

Prayer was also offered for the Shuhuda who sacrificed their lives for the defence of Pakistan.

A large number of the Pakistani community based in Italy, Embassy officers and their families attended the ceremony.

07 September 2017