Pakistan Day celebrated in Sri Lanka


ISLAMABAD, Mar 23 (APP):Pakistan’s High Commission and the community based in Sri Lanka on Saturday celebrated the Pakistan Day with traditional fervour and resolve to make the country a strong, vibrant, progressive, democratic and welfare state.

High Commissioner Maj Gen (R) Dr Shahid Ahmad Hashmat unfurled the National Flag to the tune of national anthem in a ceremony held at the High Commission in Colombo, according to a message received here from Sri Lanka.
The messages of the President and the Prime Minister, in which they highlighted the importance of the day and paid tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal and other leaders of the Pakistan Movement, were read out on the occasion.
At the end of ceremony, a cake was cut by the high commissioner along with children.
The ceremony was attended by the Pakistani community members based in Sri Lanka, besides a large number of participants from various walks of life and media representatives.