Impressive Flag-Hoisting Ceremony on Pakistan Day
A Pakistan Link Report

Glimpses of the flag-hoisting ceremony at the residence of Consul General Syed Ibne Abbas on March 23, 2007. Pictures courtesy YKKB

Los Angeles, CA: An impressive flag-hoisting ceremony at the Beverly Hills residence of Consul General Syed Ibne Abbas marked the commencement of the Pakistan Day celebrations in Los Angeles on March 23, 2007.
The function was attended by a large number of prominent community members.
Consul General Syed Ibne Abbas read out messages of President Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz which called on the nation to translate the Quaid-e-Azam’s vision into a living reality. The Consul General also hoisted the national flag. Consul Ahsan Wagan acted as the master of ceremony.
President Musharraf’s message said that the Quaid’s Pakistan was to be a homeland for its people where they could live in peace, harmony and without fear of domination or subjugation. He said that Pakistan faced many challenges, both external and internal, in the post-independence periods, but it goes to the credit of the Pakistani nation that it has always risen to the occasion and successfully overcome adversity by demonstrating patriotism, steadfastness, resilience and unswerving faith in God. “Pakistan is rapidly moving on the path of progress and development. Reforms in all sectors have been successfully introduced and are bearing fruit and a new direction has been given to our nation’s destiny in line with the principles given to us by our founders.”
In his message, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said, “Our ideological strength lies in our firm adherence to Islam and our progress and prosperity depend on the cherished principles of unity, faith and discipline, the motto given by the Father of the Nation. Let me add that by acting on this motto, conscientiously and sincerely, we can hope to build our future on the lines visualized in the momentous Pakistan Resolution.”


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