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70th Independence Day of pakistan

(2017-08-14) To mark the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan, a fl:ag hoisting ceremony was held at the Chancery on 14 August, 2017. Office holders of Swiss-Pakistan Society and a large number of Pakistanis from across Switzerland (Basel, Geneva and Zurich) 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. While mentioning the grave human rights violations in the Indian held Jammu and Kashmir, the Ambassador said that the international community should impress upon India to stop the ongoing human rights violations and atrocities being committed by the Indian security forces in the occupied Kashmir and find lasting solution of the Kashmir issue according to the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions. At the end of his remarks the Ambassador expressed his hope that the community would play a constructive role in the image building of Pakistan as a progressive, moderate and democratic Islamic state in Switzerland. A cake cutting ceremony was also organized in which all the children took special interest.

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