By: Syed Mussarat Khalil Jeddah.
Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day was celebrated with a flag hoisting ceremony at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah. According to the press release from Syed Hamza Gilani, the press Consular at Consulate General Pakistan Jeddah, the Consul General, Mr. Khalid Majid, hoisted the National Flag while the National Anthem was played. Distinguished members of the Pakistani community attended the ceremony and expressed their solidarity with Pakistan.
Further, the Consul General, Mr. Khalid Majid, addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of this day in Pakistan’s history. He said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and is committed to working for regional peace and stability. He also reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue its efforts to further promote friendly relations with Saudi Arabia.
He added the Consul General thanked the Saudi leadership for facilitating the Pakistani community in the Kingdom. He also praised the contribution of the Pakistani community for their meaningful role in strengthening Saudi-Pak relations. Young Pakistani students presented speeches and tableaus to mark the significance of this day.
The ceremony concluded with a cake-cutting ceremony and special prayers for the prosperity of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Kashmir brethren, facing atrocities in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.