Impressive Flag-Hoisting Ceremony at Los Angeles Consulate
An impressive flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles, on August 14, 2010, says a Consulate Press Release. It adds: The program started with recitation of the Holy Quran. Dr Muhammad Khalid Ejaz, Acting Consul Genera,l hoisted the flag. A representative group of Pakistani community joined the Acting Consul General and staff of the Consulate to sing the national anthem. The messages of the President and the Prime Minister were also read by the Acting Consul General.
In his brief remarks, Dr Muhammad Khalid Ejaz felicitated the Pakistani-American community on the auspicious 64th Independence Day of Pakistan. He said that Government of Pakistan had committed all its national resources to provide relief to those affected by recent floods. He appealed the community to step forward and contribute generously in the flood relief efforts.
The ceremony ended with prayers for the prosperity and welfare of Pakistan.