The 76th Independence Day anniversary of Pakistan was celebrated with traditional zeal and enthusiasm, bringing together the vibrant diaspora at Pakistan Embassy Residence in Ankara today. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkiye, Dr. Yousaf Junaid hoisted the national flag to the tune of national anthem in the presence of the dignitaries from all spheres of life. The event was well attended by Pakistani community residing in Ankara.
Felicitating the nation particularly Pakistani community in Turkiye on Independence Day, Ambassador Dr. Yousaf Junaid stated that fourteenth August is a day to honour great sacrifices made by our forefathers, reaffirm our resolve to work wholeheartedly for inclusive and sustainable development of the country, in line with the vision of father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam. Being a thriving nation of over 240 million people, Pakistanis have shown their brilliance in every walk of life from winning Nobel prizes to triumphing summits, to developing indigenous technologies, to state-of-the-art defence production, to running world’s largest ambulance service, to producing high quality export goods - Pakistanis have excelled in every field, he added.
While appreciating the contribution
made by Pakistani diaspora in Turkiye’s development , Ambassador Junaid stated
that brotherly Turkiye’s progress is Pakistan’s progress and vice versa.
Reiterating Pakistan’s political, diplomatic and moral support for the legitimate right to self-determination of Kashmiris , Ambassador Junaid urged the international community to take note of ongoing gross human rights violations in IIOJK and play its due role in resolution of Kashmir Dispute.
The Ambassador thanked the Turkish nation and leadership for sending congratulatory messages and sharing the joy of Pakistan’s Independence Day by lighting the Bridges over Bosphorus in the colours of Pakistani flag.