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Flag hoisting ceremony 2016

(2016-08-14) To mark the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony was held in the lawn of the chancery Building on 14 August, 2016. A large number of Pakistanis from across Switzerland (Basel, Geneva and,Zurjch) along with their families and children participated in the event. Messages of the President and Prime Minister were read out. While paying tribute to the founder of the nation and other political leaders who played a key role in the creation of Pakistan, the Ambassador in his remarks also acknowledged the great sacrifices rendered by Muslims of sub-continent in realization of their dream of creating a homeland for the Muslims in South Asia. He informed the audience that prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has dedicated this year's 14th August to the freedom of Kashmir and to those people of Kashmir, who bravely faced the state oppression but kept the spirit of freedom alive. Ambassador emphasized that the entire nation should support the brave Armed Forces of Pakistan who are sacrificing their lives in conducting the operation Zarb-e-Azb. The Ambassador has also conveyed the audience that H.E. Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation has sent a condolence message to the Prime Minister expressing his deep solrow on the brutal attack at the Civil Hospital, Quetta. A special prayer andfatiha khawani was also held in respect of marfyrs of Kashmir and Quetta incident. At the end of his remarks the Ambassador expressed his hope that the community would play a constructive role in the image building of the Pakistan as a progressive, moderate and democratic Islamic state in Switzerland. A cake cutting ceremony followed by quiz competition and games was also organized with the full participation of all the children present in the function. The prices were distributed among the winners.

Berne
14 August,2016