The 77th National Day of Pakistan was celebrated in UAE on Thursday with national zeal and fervour.
Most important events were Display of Pakistani Flag on the Burj Khalifa Dubai and Flag Hoisting Ceremonies at the premises of the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai.
Burj Khalifa showcased on Thursday Pakistan Flag during prime timing 7.15 pm (for 03 minutes) at the Dubai Fountain.
The visual expression of the flag underlined the solidarity of the UAE and its people with Pakistan.
The grand public display of Pakistani Flag viewed by huge population of various nationalities especially Pakistanis present in Dubai and around the world through social networks and conventional media.
The ceremony was inaugurated with flag hoisting by Ambassador Moazzam Ahmad Khan and playing of the National Anthem.
National Day messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out.
Students from Pakistani schools and Christian community sang national songs.
The event was attended by a large number of Pakistani community.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador paid a tribute to the great sacrifices rendered by our forefathers for a separate homeland where the Muslims of sub-continent could freely live in accordance with the principles of equality, justice and equal opportunities.
The Ambassador reiterated government’s resolve to ensure freedom, equality and social justice for every Pakistani citizen.
He mentioned that Pakistanis residing in the UAE were a valuable asset of the country and that they were making huge contribution in Pakistan’s economy through the remittances.
Another ceremony in UAE was held at Pakistan Consulate, Dubai. Consul General Brig. (Rtd) Syed Javed Hassan hoisted the National Flag.