Algeria is one of the most fascinating countries of North Africa. It is a country with majestic mountains and beaming countrymen having zest for making their nation one of the greatest states of the African continent and the world. Today’s Algeria is a country rooted in traditions and fervent of modernity. Having a glorious historical past and a prosperous future, Algeria and people of Algeria are celebrating their 60th Anniversary of armed struggle against the oppression of the French colonial rule every year in November. Going through the history pages, one comprehends that Algeria was once an independent state during the Ottoman Empire up until 1830, and even repelled efforts by America, Dutch and British to colonize the state. However, in 1834, Algeria became French colony. Frenchmen made all possible efforts to oppress the people of the land through permitting only French citizens to hold people of the land. Algerians were also being systematical reduced to the lowest ebb of their economic conditions. Even the traditional land ownership were dismantled by the French settlers thus thus making the society more oppressed along racial, economic, political and cultural lines. The relationship between the Algerians and French thus grew more restrained and turned violent after the regimes of that time tighten its grip over the locals. The war broke out in 1954 and French government called 400,000 troops, and a series of atrocities began, with the French soldiers massacring whole villages of natives, and the FLN resources to combat the oppressors having all the resources to subjugate. At least 100,000 French soldiers and civilians were killed, and approximately one and half million Algerian natives and guerrillas were dead. In addition, the war uprooted one and half million Algerians becoming war refugees in neighboring countries. The war later ended in 1962 with glorious victory led by National Liberation Front(FLN) and Algeria became independent. In at tremendous cost of the glorious triumph of the martyrs when the land new era of hope and prosperity began which lasted till this day. The Algerian people fought heroically against the French colonialism. The Algerian victory of the revolution, gained sense of identity, nationhood and culture thus lead the nation to the new phase of development, transformation and growth. Today, the nation under the great, inspiring and visionary leadership of His Excellency the President of the are looking towards the future with prospects and are ready to face all the challenges ahead. The sons of the soil, great Algerian nation have learned the lesson of determination from their ancestors who had struggled hard and eyes on the future is the motivational spirit of today’s young Algerians. They are taking all steps to compete with other nations. World is witnessed to this fact that even after passing of the 52 years of Independence, people of the country has worked relentlessly to achieve further the gains in all the areas of socio-economic and political enlightenment and engagement thus achieving the glorious milestones. Pakistan and people of Pakistan pay rich tribute to the martyrs of the revolution began in November 1954 in order to restore sovereignty on its sacred Arab and Muslim soil. Pakistan and Algeria enjoy deep rooted cordial relations since the time of inception of diplomatic relations decades ago. Algeria provides all sorts of opportunities for Pakistani students, businessmen and others to come and explore the possibilities of achieving the goals of prosperity. It is actually the will of people and people to people contacts that would actually determine the path of relationship other than economic cooperation and diplomatic connections between the countries.
Pakistan-Algeria Dosti Zindabad