A Flag hoisting ceremony was arranged on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan at the Chancery building.
The Ambassador of Pakistan, Lt. Gen (Retd.) Shafaat Ullah Shah raised the national flag. The messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the audience. The Ambassador delivered his concluding remarks. He highlighted the history of Independence movement, the challenges faced by Pakistan, contributions of Pakistan in the war on terror and the sacrifices of the people of Pakistan. The Ambassador also expressed his solidarity with the sufferings of the people of Kashmir by Indian occupying forces. He also condemned the recent Quetta attack on lawyers and the loss of precious lives in it. He urged the audience to be patriotic, work hard and be the ambassadors of Pakistan abroad in their respective spheres. On this occasion the Ambassador also cut a cake . The event was attended by the officers and officials of the Embassy, Armed Forces officers of Pakistan, media personnel and Pakistani community members.