Pakistan Day was celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm at the Pakistan House in New York on Thursday with the hoisting of the national flag by Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi.
The ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Quran.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador paid tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the sacrifices made by the Muslims of the sub-continent for the creation of Pakistan.
She said that efforts are being made by the government to realize the Quaid’s vision for the country and to defeat militancy and terrorism.
Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan has achieved a lot to be proud of. She said that challenges we face today, as a nation, will be surmounted, as we always done in the past as we are a resilient nation.
The ceremony concluded by a ‘dua’ for the prosperity and progress of Pakistan.