The 75th National Day of Pakistan was celebrated with national zeal and fervour at the the Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi Monday.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistani community, which was inaugurated with playing of national anthem and flag hoisting by Ambassador Asif Durrani, said a message received here from the United Arab Emirates.
The National Day messages of the President and the Prime Minister were also read out. Students from Pakistani schools and Christian community sang national songs.
Speaking on the occasion, the ambassador welcomed the community members and recalled the great sacrifices rendered by the forefathers for the independence of the Muslims of South Asia. “Pakistan is both our identity and destiny,” he added The nation, he said, had witnessed many challenges and measured up to each one with resilience and resolve. In this context, he also mentioned the success of the ongoing operation ZarbeAzb in the wake of the latest terrorist attack on Peshawar school.
Recalling the historic struggle of the Muslims of South Asia for a separate homeland under the dynamic leadership of QuaidiAzam Mohamamd Ali Jinnah, he urged the community to play their role with dedication and commitment to make Pakistan a stronger and prosperous country.
Highlighting the fraternal bonds of Pakistan and the UAE, Ambassador Asif Durrani expressed satisfaction over the existing level of bilateral relations and said that under the present leadership of both countries, the relations would be further strengthened.