Pakistan Republic Day celebrated in Canberra

BYYasir Rehman


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Republic Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was celebrated on 23 March 2022 at the Pakistan High Commission with traditional zeal and fervor.

The hallmark of the day was flag hoisting ceremony at the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra. The High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri raised the flag with the national anthem of Pakistan.

Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when the All-India Muslim League demanded a separate nation for the Muslims of the British Indian Empire.

Speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner highlighted the significance of 23rd March. He paid tribute to the founding fathers of Pakistan and their vision for a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent.

He highlighted the various initiatives of the government to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis including Roshan Digital Account, Qaumi Sehat Card, online consular services and start of PIA flight operations from Pakistan to Australia. He also thanked the Pakistani community for their hard work and tireless contributions especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pakistani children as well as members of the Pakistani community sang national songs/ mili naghmas at the event.

The Flag hoisting ceremony was attended by more than a hundred Pakistani community members in Australia. At the end of the event, a traditional Pakistani breakfast was served to the guests.

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