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National Day -14th August
On the occasion of Pakistan’s 70th Independence anniversary, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Residence of Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Members of the Pakistani community, officers and staff of Pakistan Missions in Geneva participated.
Celebrating the potential of Pakistan’s youth, a teenage girl and boy delivered the messages of the President and the Prime Minister.
Ambassador Farukh Amil lauded the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah – one of the greatest democrats of the twentieth century- for leading the democratic and peaceful struggle for Pakistan. The Ambassador highlighted the role played by young people and their immense potential for peace and development of the country.
The Ambassador underscored that many people had made the ultimate sacrifice to make the dream of Pakistan a reality. The spirit of sacrifice continued today with the martyrdom of our valiant security forces and common citizen in facing the terrorists and extremists. He asked the audience to remember the sacrifices made by honorable people of Indian Occupied Kashmir in pursuit of their right to self-determination and human dignity.