Flag hoisting ceremony held to mark Independence Day at Pakistan Embassy, Beijing

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BEIJING, Aug 14 (APP): The national flag of Pakistan was unfurled at
Pakistan Embassy during an impressive ceremony held here on Monday to celebrate
Independence Day of Pakistan.
The flag hoisting ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Quran and
as Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid hoisted the green and white flag, the
national anthem was played.
He also read out the messages of the prime minister and
president for the Independence Day.
In his address, Ambassador Khalid congratulated the Pakistani community
and said “Today when the Independence Day is celebrated and cherished, we realize and
take pride in being citizens of an independent country.”
Pakistan nation, he said is the champions of its own destiny and harbinger of a bright
future. Our ties with China have grown from strength to strength.
Ambassador Khalid said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a
flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative heralded prosperity for our future, adding, We
will fulfill the promise of a better future for the forthcoming generations, he added.
The national songs presented by students of Pakistan Embassy College
enthralled the audience.
All officers and staff of the Mission and the Consulate General along
with their families attended the ceremony.
Meanwhile, a cake-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate independence day
in a befitting manner at Consulate General of Pakistan Shanghai.
Consul General, Dr. Naeem Khan read out messages of President Mamnoon
Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the occasion.
A large number of Pakistani community and businessmen attended the ceremony.