To commemorate the Pakistan Day, Flag Hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in France on Thursday.
Addressing the ceremony, Pakistan`s Ambassador to France Moin-ul-Haque paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation and other leaders of the Pakistan Movement.
He said this year we are also celebrating the 70 years of our independence.
The Ambassador said Pakistan stands as an important country in the comity of nations with strong democratic institutions, a fast growing economy, independent judiciary and free media.
He also briefed the participants about the steps taken by the government in different sectors for development and prosperity.
The Ambassador thanked the Pakistani community in France for their constructive role in projecting Pakistan’s positive image in France.
He said it is our collective responsibility to make Pakistan a strong, peace loving and prosperous country for our future generations.
On the occasion, the massages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan in connection with the Day were also read.
Later, the Ambassador hosted a diplomatic reception to mark the Pakistan Day.
The ceremony was attended amongst others by the French members of the parliament, high ranking civil and military officials, intellectuals, scholars and foreign diplomats Pakistani community, officers of the missions and their families and media persons in large number.