We recognize with admiration the contribution of Overseas Pakistanis towards ensuring progress of our country and prosperity of fellow Pakistanis. (H.E.Afzaal Mahmood)
PAKISTAN DAY CELEBRATED IN ABU DHABI
The 82nd Pakistan Day was celebrated here today at the Embassy of Pakistan Abu Dhabi. Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE, H.E.Afzaal Mahmood hoisted the National Flag while the National Anthem was played. Messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out on the occasion.
The Ambassador extended greetings to fellow Pakistanis in the UAE on the occasion of Pakistan Day-2022. Paying homage to Quaid-e- Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and martyrs of Pakistan movement he said that on this day in 1940, our elders expressed their determination about demanding a separate homeland where they could lead lives according to their own principles and values. Their dream came true within a short span of time when Pakistan emerged on the world map as a sovereign state on 14 August 1947, despite all odds. It was possible because of untiring and unmatched struggle and sacrifices of our elders under the selfless leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Mentioning the role of overseas Pakistanis, Ambassador Mahmood said, “We recognize with admiration the contribution of Overseas Pakistanis towards ensuring progress of our country and prosperity of fellow Pakistanis. We consider Overseas Pakistanis an effective bridge between our two brotherly countries and a source of pride for us. I encourage them to educate both sides on the potential for trade, investment and tourism cooperation which can be explored and exploited in our mutual interest. On our part, we would continue to intensify cooperation with the UAE through closer Government-to-Government and people-to-people contacts”, he added.
He assured full support of teams at Embassy and Consulate General of Pakistan and said that we are working closely with fellow Pakistanis in the UAE to protect and promote the interest of our beloved Country. I take this opportunity to appeal to all Pakistanis in the UAE to demonstrate utmost responsibility and commitment towards development of our brotherly country UAE while serving their own country, he added.
A Cake-cutting ceremony was also held to commemorate the Pakistan Day. The ceremony was concluded with prayers for progress and prosperity of the country.