68th Independence Day Celebrations
To celebrate the 68th Independence Day, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy this morning. Ambassador Syed Hasan Javed hoisted the national flag with national anthem playing in the background. It was attended by members of the Pakistani community residing in Berlin and the officials of the Embassy with their families. Addressing the ceremony, the Ambassador congratulated the Pakistani community residing in Germany on this auspicious occasion. He said the Muslims of the subcontinent made a great struggle under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah for a separate homeland. He underscored the need for maintaining unity, faith and discipline for making Pakistan a strong and prosperous country as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Earlier, the Head of Chancery, Sajjad Haider Khan, read out Independence Day messages from the President and the Prime Minister. Children of Expatriate Pakistanis and officials of the Embassy presented a colorful programme, which included Speech contest, Singing of national/mili songs and a Quiz programmme about Pakistan Movement and its various Post-Independence phases. It was much appreciated by the audience. Ambassador Syed Hasan Javed gave away gifts to the participating children at the end of the programme. Here are a few glimpses of the event

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