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Pakistan Flag hoisted by High Commissioner Naela Chohan

H.E. Naela Chohan

70th Independence Day Ceremony held at the Pakistan High Commission Canberra Australia

A dignified flag hoisting ceremony was held at the High commission for Pakistan, Canberra to mark the 70th Independence Day. The ceremony commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by playing of national anthem. The flag was hoisted by the High Commissioner Naela Chohan. Messages of the President and the Prime Minister were read out and were also circulated to the participants for their perusal.

Speaking at the occasion, the High commissioner H.E Naela Chohan underscored Pakistanís achievements including the rapid and extensive economic turnaround and successes in the fight against terrorism which have resulted in improved security situation. Continuing growth and reforms have strengthened Pakistanís economy and boosted the investorís confidence, providing a sound and reliable basis for enhanced trade and commerce.

The High Commissioner Naela Chohan also highlighted the situation in Kashmir and called upon the international community to play its role in preventing the deteriorating human rights situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which has serious implications for the regional peace and security.

While appreciating the Pakistani community for its positive contribution to the development of Australia, she urged them to continue to play its role in acting as a bridge in fostering closer relations between the two friendly countries.

The High commissioner expressed satisfaction over the status of bilateral cooperation. Special prayers for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan were offered. Tribute to beloved homeland was paid by the community members in reciting poetry and Milli Naghma. The community appreciated the improved services at the High Commission and professionalism of the officers.

The event was very well attended by Australian parliamentarians, community members from Canberra, Sydney; and under training defence forces officers of Pakistan.

H.E. Naela Chohan

Minister PHC Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz

High Commissioner of Pakistan

Mohammed Ali

Mr. Iqbal Khan

Defence Advisor Brig Muhammad Asim Khan, High Commissioner H. E.Naela Chohan, Minister PHC
Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz and Counsellor Mr. Aamer Ahmed Atozai cutting cake of the Celebrations

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