ANKARA: Pakistan Embassy in Ankara commemorated “Pakistan National Day” at a ceremony here today. The Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Mr. Muhammad Haroon Shaukat unfurled the Pakistan flag on the tune of National Anthem in presence of the Pakistani community.
The Ambassador read out messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain in his message stated that Pakistan Day reminds us about the unparalleled democratic struggle by our ancestors which was aimed at providing the Muslims of the sub-continent a place where they could develop to the fullest spiritual, cultural, economic, social and political life in a way that they thought best and in consonance with their own ideals and genius.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in his message said that “March 23” is a milestone in the history of Pakistan when the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent passed the historic Lahore Resolution in the 27th annual meeting of All-India Muslim League.
Ambassador Haroon Shaukat in his brief speech said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is keen to further boost relations with Turkey in all fields.
On the 24th March, the Ambassador will host a Pakistan Day reception where the Turkish leadership, parliamentarians, civil society, media and members of Pakistan community are invited to participate. Pakistan Food Festival shall also commence simultaneously where executive chefs invited specially from Pakistan’s leading hotel chain will prepare food for guests at Ankara’s leading hotel. Pakistan Food Festival shall continue for one week.