Pakistanis celebrate Independence Day

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By Jamil Khan | DUBAI 

THOUSANDS of Pakistani families throughout the UAE celebrated the country’s 70th Independence Day with traditional and national enthusiasm by participating in two major ceremonies held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The major flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi led by Dr Faisal Aziz Ahmed, Charge d’Affaires.
The ceremony was also attended by a large number of community members including businessmen, teachers, professionals and others who reside in the capital and Al Ain.
Beside the flag hoisting with the community Ahmed also read out the messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan in front of the audience.
The community also offered prayers for the martyrs, including those who lost their lives in the recent Quetta suicide blast and other terrorist activities throughout the country in the last couple of decades.
A similar ceremony was held in the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai led by Samar Javed to hoist the national flag in the presence of community members who gathered in the early morning at the premises.
He read out the Messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.
A large number of UAE-based Pakistanis …
-Published in The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on August 15, 2016.

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