TEHRAN (Iran News) – An official ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of Independence of Pakistan was held at Pakistan House Tehran, on Sunday. Members of Pakistani community in Iran, officials of the Embassy, staff of Pakistan Embassy International School, journalists and media representatives attended the ceremony.
The ceremony commenced with the playing of national anthem & hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador Rahim Hayat Qureshi. It was followed by reading out of Messages of President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan.
Ambassador of Pakistan Rahim Hayat Qureshi paid rich tributes to the founding fathers of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dr. Allama Iqbal and other leaders who led the Pakistan movement and offered sacrifices for the creation of an independent Muslim state.
While congratulating the Pakistani diaspora on Pakistan’s Independence Day, Ambassador urged them to serve the country with dedication. Since independence, Pakistan has faced multiple challenges, but by the grace of Almighty Allah and with the dedication and hard work of our citizens, the nation has continued its forward march as a modern and progressive state.
The Ambassador underscored that Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly and fraternal nations whose relations are rooted deeply in historical, cultural and religious affinity.
The participants also expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK), who continue to suffer from systematic persecution and human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces. Ambassador Qureshi called upon the international community to take measures for the peaceful resolution of IIOJK dispute as enshrined in the relevant resolutions UN Security Council. The Ambassador appreciated the support of Iranian leadership to the just cause of the oppressed Muslims of Kashmir and Palestine.