Pakistan Day 2018 celebrated with fervor in China, Turkey, UAE, US, UK, France, Canada, Australia and other countries
Pakistan Day 2018 celebrations around the world by hundreds of Pakistani expatriates proves that national day is a big event for Pakistanis everywhere.
Pakistan Day 2018 was celebrated with flag hoisting ceremonies and impressive events by Pakistani missions in various countries of the world. The most impressive events were held in China, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, US and UK.
Here are the details of Pakistan Day 2018 celebrations around the world:
Celebration in China
Pakistan Day was celebrated with a flag hoisting event and a remarkable ceremony at Pakistan embassy in Beijing. The ceremony started with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by the national anthem. Pakistan ambassador to China, Masood Khalid, raised the flag with the national anthem tune playing. The ambassador commended the Pakistani community for their energetic efforts and resolute to help country rise to the height of glory. He also highlighted the importance of the Pakistan-China relationship and CPEC. He said, “both countries desire development peace and stability in the region”.
Pakistan Embassy in China celebrates #PakistanDay. Ambassador of Pakistan to China Masood Khalid hoisted #Pakistan‘s flag and organized a colorful reception at the embassy in Beijing. #PakistanChina 🇵🇰🇨🇳 pic.twitter.com/aIu2rCXoAp
— Tele-Visual Infolink (@TVI_PK) March 23, 2018
Festivity in Turkey
The National Day of Pakistan was celebrated in Ankara with an impressive ceremony at Pakistan Embassy in Ankara on Friday.
The Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Mr. Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, raised the Pakistan flag to the tune of the National Anthem in presence of the Pakistani community, Pakistani students studying in Turkish Universities and Embassy officials and their families.
Pakistan Embassy in Turkey celebrates #PakistanDay. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Mr. Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi @syrusqazi hoisted Pakistan’s flag and organized a remarkable ceremony at the embassy in Ankara. #PakistanTurkey 🇵🇰🇹🇷 pic.twitter.com/4qr0HQZqbH
— Tele-Visual Infolink (@TVI_PK) March 23, 2018
Pakistan Day in UAE
In Dubai, Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s tallest buildings, was lit up green and white. The ADNOC building in Abu Dhabi also displayed the Pakistani flag to celebrate Pakistan Resolution Day.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to UAE Moazzam Ahmad Khan hosted a diplomatic reception in Abu Dhabi where UAE Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan was the chief guest. Ambassador Khan said ‘’It is a great honour for Pakistan as the first time a military contingent of UAE is participating in the parade of Pakistan Day.’’
— Tele-Visual Infolink (@TVI_PK) March 24, 2018
Pakistan Day in Saudi Arabia
The Consulate General of Pakistan celebrated the 78th National Day of Pakistan along with the Pakistani community in Jeddah with traditional fervor. Consul General Shehryar Akbar Khan hoisted the national flag of Pakistan in the presence of contingents of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy at his residence in Jeddah. Later, Consul Fouzia Fayyaz and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Bhutto respectively read out messages from the president and the prime minister to the nation.
Celebration in USA
The song Dil, Dil, Pakistan echoed at UN as over 100 international diplomats, UN officials and ambassadors joined the Pakistani mission in US to mark Pakistan Day. Addresing the recepton in New York, Pakistan’s Representative at the United Nations Dr .Maleeha Lodhi paid a rich tribute to Pakistani men and women serving as peacekeepers in the world. She said Pakistan’s remarkable journey since the Pakistan Resolution was adopted has been powered by the spirit and resilience of the Pakistani people.
Flag hoisting ceremony at the Pakistan Mission to the UN in NY pic.twitter.com/vUfM1PfQZe
— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) March 23, 2018
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, addressing a grand flag hoisting ceremony in Washington, urged Pakistani diaspora to continue to play its role as a bridge between the two countries.
Celebration in Canada
In Ottawa, Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan hoisted the national flag at a simple but impressive ceremony.
The Pakistani-Canadian community celebrated Pakistan Day with traditional enthusiasm while remembering the strenuous struggle and sacrifices rendered by its founding fathers.
Festivity in UK
Pakistan Day 2018 was marked with a flag hoisting ceremony at the Pakistan High Commission, London on Friday. High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas unfurled the national flag in the premises of the High Commission in a grand ceremony. A large number of people including mayors, councilors, community leaders, members of Pakistani diaspora, officials from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), British friends of Pakistan, a delegation of Pakistan Peace Collective, students and representatives of media attended the ceremony.
— Pakistan High Commission London (@PakistaninUK) March 23, 2018
Festivity in France
A flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in France, Paris to commemorate the Pakistan Day. The ceremony was attended by members of the Pakistani community, officers of the missions and their families and media persons in large number.
Moin ul Haque, Ambassador of Pakistan to France performed the flag hoisting ceremony. The messages of the president and prime minister were read out on this occasion.
Pakistan Day in Iran
Pakistan Embassy in Iran also celebrated Pakistan Day 018. Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran Asif Durrani hoisted Pakistan’s flag and arranged a special ceremony at the embassy in Tehran in which Iranian officials participated.
Pakistan Embassy in Iran celebrates #PakistanDay. Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran Asif Durrani hoisted Pakistan’s flag and arranged a special ceremony at the embassy in Tehran. #PakistanIran pic.twitter.com/JIrZQ3pIyO
— Islamabad Scene (@IslamabadScene) March 24, 2018
Celebration in Egypt
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Egypt Mushtaq Ali Shah, addressing a flag hoisting ceremony, shed light on the significance of Lahore Resolution in the independence of Pakistan.
Ceremony in Australia
Addressing flag-hoisting ceremony in Canberra, Pakistani High Commissioner Naela Chohan, emphasized the importance of Pakistan-Australia bilateral relations. The Australian military band played the national anthems of the two countries on the occasion.
Pakistan Day in Singapore
High Commissioner of Pakistan to Singapore, Nasrullah Khan and Singapore’s Senior Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Heng Chee How, celebrate Pakistan Day in Singapore with a cake cutting ceremony.
— Islamabad Scene (@IslamabadScene) March 23, 2018
Festivity in Japan
Ambassador of Pakistan to Japan, Asad M. Khan, hoisted the national flag of Pakistan. He also addressing a huge gathering on Pakistan Day in Tokyo, Japan.