Pakistan Independence Day celebrations held in Buraimi, Suwaiq
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’, (www.YPFO.pk) 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.