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The High Commissioner Babar Amin

Flag Hoisting Ceremony on Pakistan Independence Day at the High Commission for Pakistan Canberra

On Saturday, 14th August 1947, The Pakistan Independence Day was Celebrated in Canberra with national zeal and fervour. A simple but dignified flag hoisting ceremony was held at the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra to mark the Independence Day. The ceremony commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran. The flag was hoisted by High Commissioner Babar Amin followed by National anthem of Pakistan.

Zain Ul Abidin (First Secretary)

official Messages of the President and the Prime Minister for the occasion were also read out.

H.E. Mr Babar Amin

Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner Babar Amin wished everyone 75th Independence Day of Pakistan. He said that the Pakistan Movement led by our forefathers was a hard-fought political struggle, which eventually culminated separate homeland for us all. This day, therefore, reminds us of the unparalleled sacrifices rendered by our forefathers to protect our sovereign rights and safeguard our religious, cultural and social values as well as economic prosperity. 14th August is, therefore, an occasion to pause and ponder on the objectives for which Pakistan was brought into being.

The High Commissioner Mr. Babar Amin also commended the role of Pakistani community for their significant contributions to the progress and development in Australia and all other South Pacific nations. He stated that the government was committed to the welfare of the overseas Pakistanis and had launched various initiatives such as Roshan Digital Accounts and Pakistan Citizen Portal. He stated that the High Commission was committed to facilitate Pakistani community.

Highlighting the situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir the High Commissioner Babar Amin called upon the international community to play its role in stopping the illegal actions and putting an end to the military siege there. He further added that the Kashmiris have been fighting a long battle for their right to self-determination. Pakistan will continue to provide its political, moral and diplomatic support to their just struggle for self-determination.

FS Ayesha Saeed,FS Zain Ul Abidin, DA Brigadier Shoaib Bin Akram and High Commissioner Babar Amin

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