Diamond Jubilee Independence Day Celebrations at the Embassy of Pakistan in Belgium
Brussels, 14 AUGUST: Pakistan’s Independence Day was observed with patriotic zeal and spirit during a graceful ceremony at the Pakistani Embassy in Brussels today.
The country’s national flag was hoisted by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan at the Chancellery building.
Special messages from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read on this occasion. Pakistani leaders, in their separate messages, paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of Pakistan’s founding ancestors. They reaffirmed their commitment to tireless efforts to realize the vision of the Founding Fathers.
In his message on the occasion, Ambassador Khan highlighted the importance of the vision of Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and poet-philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who envisioned Pakistan as a progressive, moderate and democratic.
Stressing the importance of the role of Pakistanis abroad, the Ambassador urged the Pakistani community living in Belgium and Luxembourg to take the firm resolution to undertake all possible efforts for the development and prosperity of the country.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence, Ambassador Khan also unveiled the special commemorative postage stamp issued by the Belgian Post (Poste B). The stamp bears the special logo of the 75th Diamond Jubilee of Pakistan as well as the flags of the two countries. The stamp also contains the inscription “75th Pakistan Independence Day” in English, French and Flemish. The stamp is issued in three categories with regular, priority and international delivery options.
As part of these celebrations, a photo exhibition was also organized to showcase Pakistan’s tourism and cultural potential. A costume parade of children wearing traditional Pakistani outfits was also organized on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Independence, much appreciated by the participants.
A large segment of the Pakistani community living in Belgium and Luxembourg, including women and children, participated in the celebrations.