Pak­istan Em­bassy ob­serves In­de­pen­dence Day

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On the oc­ca­sion of 71stIn­de­pen­dence Day of Pak­istan, an im­pres­sive flag hoist­ing cer­e­mony was held at the Pak­istan Em­bassy on 14 Au­gust. Am­bas­sadorMazharJaved hoisted the na­tional flag. Of­fi­cials of the Em­bassy and their fam­i­lies as well as Pak­istani com­mu­nity in Kath­mandu at­tended the cer­e­mony. In­de­pen­dence Day mes­sage by the Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan were also read. Pres­i­dent of Pak­istan, Mam­noonHus­sain, in his mes­sage high­lighted the great sac­ri­fices made by founders of the coun­try to achieve a sep­a­rate home­land in 1947. The pres­i­dent ex­pressed his sat­is­fac­tion on the fact that the new gen­er­a­tion is fully ca­pa­ble of and com­mit­ted to take Pak­istan to new heights of glory. In his mes­sage, Prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan Jus­tice (Retd) Nasir-ulMulk un­der­lined the founder of Pak­istan Quaide-Azam Mo­ham­mad Ali Jin­nah's vi­sion of cre­at­ing a demo­cratic, tol­er­ant and pro­gres­sive Pak­istan where ev­ery ci­ti­zen could uti­lize his/ her fac­ul­ties to the fullest and could reap the ben­e­fits of so­cioe­co­nomic progress in an eq­ui­table man­ner. The same evening the Nepal-Pak­istan Friend­ship and Cul­tural As­so­ci­a­tion chaired by Hi­malaya Shumsh­erRanaor­gan­ised a talk pro­gramme in Kath­mandu. Vice Pres­i­dent Nan­dak­ishor Pun was the chief guest at the talk pro­gramme. For­eign min­is­ter Pradeep­Gyawali, laud­ing Nepal-Pak­istan re­la­tions, ex­pressed Nepal's com­mit­ment for re­gional peace and strength­en­ing SAARC. The min­is­ter wished for in­creas­ing trade, in­vest­ment and con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween the two na­tions in the days to come. Kath­mandu Me­trop­o­lis City's mayor Vidya­sun­darShakya wished for de­vel­op­ing sis­terly re­la­tions be­tween Kath­mandu and Islamabad. Nepal Academy chan­cel­lor Ganga Prasad Upreti in­formed that Nepal and Pak­istan en­joy multi-di­men­sional re­la­tions. Of late, he said, re­la­tions have been es­tab­lished be­tween the aca­demic sec­tors of the two coun­tries. UdayaShumsh­erRana, NC leader and for­mer state min­is­ter urged for Pak­istan's in­vest­ment in Nepal cit­ing the ex­am­ple of suc­cess­ful joint-ven­ture in the bank­ing sec­tor. Am­bas­sador MazharJavedap­pre­ci­ated Nepal's pro-ac­tive role for re­gional peace and co­op­er­a­tion. He also ap­pre­ci­ated Nepal's role in SAARC. He hoped that the new gov­ern­ment in Pak­istan would give pri­or­ity on trade, con­nec­tiv­ity and in­vest­ment in Nepal. Hi­malaya Shumsh­erRana, chair of the pro­gramme, cited on dif­fer­ent as­pects of re­la­tions ex­isted at the gov­ern­ment to gov­ern­ment level as well as peo­ple to peo­ple level be­tween the two coun­tries.

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