A flag hoisting ceremony was organized on the occasion of 70th Independence Day at the Chancery premises on August 14, 2017. The Ambassador of Pakistan Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Shafaat Ullah Shah hoisted the national flag.During the ceremony, messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were shared with the audience. The Ambassador during his remarks went over the struggles and sacrifices, the contributions of Pakistan towards international peace efforts and the need to reflect on our failings as a nation and to gear efforts for the solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan.
The Ambassador expressed his solidarity with the people of Kashmir and reiterated the significance of the Kashmir cause for Pakistan. He congratulated Mr. Omar Nazar al Armouti, prominent Jordanian author, historian and journalist for authoring the first ever book on Kashmir in Arabic language. He emphasized the need for Pakistanis to remain patriotic, committed and cognizant of their individual role as Pakistanis in their respective areas of responsibility.
The ceremony was attended by the officers and officials of the Embassy, officers of the Armed Forces of Pakistan, prominent media personnel from Jordan and large Pakistani community in Jordan.