Pak­istan In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions held in Bu­raimi, Suwaiq

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat - Pak­istani in­sti­tu­tions and com­mu­nity re­sid­ing in Oman are or­gan­is­ing sev­eral events to cel­e­brate the coun­try’s 70th In­de­pen­dence Day which falls on Au­gust 14. The cel­e­bra­tions be­gan with colour­ful events at Bu­raimi and Suwaiq on Au­gust 4 and 7 re­spec­tively.

H E Ali Javed, Pak­istan’s Am­bas­sador to Oman in his ad­dress at the Suwaiq cel­e­bra­tions re­called his par­tic­i­pa­tion in Oman’s Na­tional Day and ex­pressed his gratitude to Omani dig­ni­taries led by Sheikh Saud bin Hi­lal al Shaqsi, deputy wali, for last­ing sup­port and par­tic­i­pa­tion. Mem­bers of the Pak­istan So­cial Club and school sys­tem and Pak­istani pro­fes­sion­als and dig­ni­taries were also present at the event, stated a press re­lease.

H E Javed said that Pak­istan and Oman share a time­less bond. He prayed for His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos bin Said’s health and prayed for peace and pros­per­ity of Oman.

The am­bas­sador also re­called the po­lit­i­cal and demo­cratic strug­gle that saw many hu­man sac­ri­fices and largest mi­gra­tion in hu­man his­tory which es­tab­lished Pak­istan in 1947. He also paid tribute to the lead­ers of the in­de­pen­dence move­ment.

He thanked the com­mu­nity’s sup­port for out­reach ini­tia­tives like What­sApp (91980458) with 13,000 sub­scribers since Jan­uary 2017 and email data­base with 11,000. He shared the con­cept of ‘Young Pak­istan Fo­rum Oman’, ( an ini­tia­tive to hone youth’s lead­er­ship skills and serve as a bridge be­tween Pak­istan and Oman, which he is for­mally launch­ing on ‘In­de­pen­dence Day’ in Mus­cat.

In Bu­raimi, the em­bassy's spokesper­son Syedah Ra­mal­lah Ali ad­dressed a large gath­er­ing and thanked them for or­gan­is­ing the event and con­tin­ued sup­port to the Spe­cial Sup­ple­ment on In­de­pen­dence Day in the Omani English and Ara­bic dailies. She ap­pre­ci­ated the com­mu­nity for suc­cess­fully es­tab­lish­ing Al Bu­rami School last year.

A for­mal diplo­matic re­cep­tion to mark the oc­ca­sion was hosted by the am­bas­sador at Port of Salalah on­board Pak­istan Navy Ship on Wed­nes­day.

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