Embassy Celebrates 58th Independence Day


Washington, DC: The 58th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with great zeal and fervor with a renewed pledge to work hard for making Pakistan a prosperous, developed, moderate and Islamic democratic welfare state, according to a press release of the Embassy of Pakistan.
The largest Independence Day ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, DC. Ambassador Jehangir Karamat hoisted the national flag at a simple but impressive ceremony. The proceedings began with recitation from the Holy Qur’an. The national anthem was played on the occasion. Ambassador Jehangir Karamat read out the Independence Day messages of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and President Pervez Musharraf.
President Musharraf, in his message, appealed to every Pakistani to come forward and join hands to defeat the forces of obscurantism and negativism to make Pakistan a truly modern, dynamic and progressive state.
In his message, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz urged the Pakistanis at home and abroad to do everything possible to achieve the objectives of independence. He emphasized the need to learn from our past mistakes and work ceaselessly to build this homeland worthy of the ideals for which it was created.
In connection with the Independence Day celebrations, a number of other events were arranged by the Embassy including an art exhibition by leading Pakistani artists. A ceremony was held to launch books entitled “After Terror” by Dr. Akbar S. Ahmed and the “Magnificent Mughals” by Zeenut Ziad. The Embassy also arranged the launching of a solo album ‘Infiniti’ by the famous rock star Salman Ahmad. This was the first occasion that a music album was released at the Embassy.

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