Pakistan National Day was celebrated in Qatar with zeal and enthusiasm. A large number of members of the Pakistani community from all walks of life attended the flag-hoisting ceremony at the Embassy of Pakistan.

Ambassador Muhemmed Aejaz hoisted the national flag and a military contingent from Pakistan gave salute to the national flag during the National Anthem. National Day messages of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar were read out on the occasion.

Addressing the community on the occasion, ambassador Aejaz recalled the great sacrifices rendered by the forefathers in the struggle to achieve Pakistan. He paid rich tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and other leaders of the independence movement of Pakistan.

The ambassador highlighted that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Qatar are based on historical bonds of a shared faith, heritage and culture. He also expressed the hope that bilateral relations would be further strengthened in the years ahead. Ambassador Aejaz thanked and appreciated the people and government of Qatar especially His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for his continued support and hospitality extended to Pakistani community and to Pakistan. He also expressed pride in the contribution of the Pakistani community in the remarkable progress and prosperity of Qatar.
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