by: Syed Zafar Hussain
A Flag Hoisting Ceremony was organised by the Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney at a local community centre to celebrate the National Day of Pakistan on 23rd March 2022. The Ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistani diaspora in Australia. The Consul General Mr Muhammad Ashraf began the proceedings with the hoisting of the National flag. The flag-hoisting was followed by a brief commemorative event. Messages from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were readout. The Deputy Consul General of Pakistan Mr Sheryar Khan was MC of the celebration.
The Consul General Mr Ashraf thanked the audience for attending the Ceremony in large numbers. He said that Pakistan Day was commemorated to pay homage to the founding fathers of Pakistan whose services and sacrifices led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent.
The Consul General also stressed that Pakistan would continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for the right of self-determination.