Pakistani nation rendered unprecedented sacrifices to achieve the goal of political independence and ideological freedom.
Let us cherish our independence even more today, looking at the crosscurrent of challenges our homeland is faced with and carve out a progressive future.
Abu Dhabi: (RP) Pakistan’s envoy to UAE Jamil Ahmed Khan has extended warmest felicitations and best wishes to the Pakistanis, especially those settled in the UAE, on the 65th Independence Day of Pakistan celebrated on August 14.
In his felicitation message, Ambassador Jamil Khan observed that August 14th marked the culmination of a long-driven struggle the Muslims of subcontinent had endured to protect their separate identity, and to flourish their culture in the backdrop of unique religious ideals and practices.
He recalled that Pakistani nation rendered unprecedented sacrifices to achieve the goal of political independence and ideological freedom. “The day of 14th August marks the realization of that emancipatory dream the Poet philosopher of the East Allama Iqbal, lighting up the flare for freedom in the hearts and minds of the South Asian Muslims which ultimately set the tone for the struggle by the founder of the nation”Qaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah,thus culminating in the creation of Pakistan,”he adds.
Pak envoy also recalled the fraternal relations between Pakistan and the UAE, saying: “The leadership of the two countries enjoys a very close relationship. We deeply cherish the love & affection of the UAE leadership for Pakistan. President H.E Asif Ali Zardari considers the UAE his second home and has visited the Emirates a number of times including a state visit. The leadership of the two countries maintains a close contact on all bilateral and international issues.”
He commended the Pakistani community for playing a pivotal role in the extraordinary development of the UAE. “Around 1.2 million vibrant Pakistani expatriates are settled in the UAE and playing their role in the phenomenal success story of the United Arab Emirates. More than 5000 Pakistani companies with sizeable businesses are registered here. No wonder this sizable contribution translates into huge trade volume, which stands at around USD 8 billion during 2011-12”.
In his concluding remarks, Ambassador Jamil Khan said the Independence Day reminds us of the extraordinary struggle that went into winning a separate homeland. “Today, we need to cherish our independence even more looking at the cross-current of challenges our homeland faces. Let us stand united and endure these challenges as we did 65 years ago and I have no doubt that our resilience as nation is the prime force that always succeed in steering us out of the troubles.”