Pakistanis in UAE celebrate Independence Day

August 14th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The Pakistani community in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday celebrated their country’s Independence Day with fervour and enthusiasm.

The flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan embassy in Abu Dhabi. Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan unfurled the national flag in the presence of a large number of Pakistani nationals and embassy officials.

Messages from Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani were read out.

Khan highlighted the significance of the Independence Day and pledged to make Pakistan a strong and stable nation.

“The UAE has been our steadfast friend. The close ties between our two brotherly countries exemplify the finest diplomatic and economic relationship,” Khan said.

He urged the Pakistani community in the UAE to continue to serve their country.

A flag-hoisting ceremony was also held at the Pakistan consulate in Dubai where Consul General Tariq Iqbal Soomro unfurled the national flag.

–IANS/WAM
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