53rd Defence Day of Pakistan marked in Paris

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APP73-25 PARIS: September 25 - Guests of Honour Senator Pascal Allizard and Jean-Bernard Sempastous, Presidents of Pak-France Friendship Groups in the French Senate and National Assembly cutting the cake along with the Ambassador Moin ul Haque and Defence & Air Attaché, Air Commodore Syed Muhammad Azmat Ali on occasion of 53rd Defence Day of Pakistan. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP):The 53rd Defence Day of Pakistan was observed with traditional zeal and passion in a simple but dignified ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Paris to pay tribute to the people and armed forces of Pakistan and all those who laid down their lives while defending the country.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of officials from French government, parliamentarians, ambassadors and defence attaches of friendly countries, representatives of media and think tanks, a message received here from Paris on Tuesday said.
Ambassador of Pakistan Moin ul Haque during his address highlighted the significance of the day and countless sacrifices of the people and armed forces of Pakistan for protecting the motherland.
He said Pakistan’s foreign and defence policies were based on the principles espoused by Quaid-e-Azam, “peace with all and enmity with none”. “As a responsible nation and a member of United Nations, we desire peaceful and friendly relations with all our neighbors and believe in dialogue and constructive engagement for regional and global peace,” he added.
Senator Pascal Allizard and Jean-Bernard Sempastous, Presidents of Pak-France Friendship Groups in the French Senate and National Assembly respectively were the Guests of Honour who laid the ceremonial wreath and cut the cake on the occasion along with Ambassador Moin ul Haque and Defence and Air Attaché, Air Commodore Syed Muhammad Azmat Ali.