The Pakistani Overseas
community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today celebrated the National Day
of Pakistan with simplicity
March 23, 2004) The Pakistani Overseas community in the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia today celebrated the National Day of Pakistan with
simplicity. The start of the day was marked with the flag hoisting
ceremonies held simultaneously at the Embassy of Pakistan Riyadh and
the Consulate General here at 0800 hours.
H.E. Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aziz Mirza, Ambassador of Pakistan to the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia unfurled the national flag, at a largely
attended ceremony held in the chancery building in Riyadh. Messages
of the President and the Prime Minister were read out. School children
national songs and presented tableau in
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Abdul Aziz Mirza highlighted the
significance of the day and the commitment of the people of
within and outside Pakistan to follow the principles of Unity, Faith
and Discipline as laid down by Founder of Pakistan Quaid e Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
At Jeddah, the day began by a traditional flag hoisting ceremony held
at the premises of the Consulate General. The ceremony started with
recitation from Holy Quran and presentation of national anthem. Mr.
Masood Akhtar Consul General performed the national flag hoisting
ceremony. Messages of the President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime
Minister Mir Zafaruallah Khan Jamali were read out.
In his address to the community members, Mr. Masood Akhtar highlighted
the importance of the day and urged the community members to be united
in their ranks. He urged that linguistic, regional, racial and
sectarian differences be ignored and the spirit of Islam as a pivotal
point be strengthened. Later the audience joined in special prayers
for the unity, integrity and progress of the country.
Both the functions at Embassy and Consulate, a large number of the
Pakistani community, officials of the Embassy and Consulate, students
and staff of Pakistan International Schools and Pakistan International
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