PHC Celebrates Pakistan's Independence Day In London
Umer Jamshaid 11 days ago Wed 14th August 2019 | 11:10 PM
LONDON, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Aug, 2019 ) :A simple but impressive flag hoisting ceremony was held here at the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) marking the Independence Day of Pakistan.
He said the people of Pakistan have also expressed their complete solidarity with the brave people of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), who were struggling for their just right to self-determination and complete freedom from the Indian yoke.
He said Pakistan and its people would continue to extend their full moral, political and diplomatic support to the brothers and sisters of IoK till realization of their birth right to self-determination.
Pakistan, he said, had also written letters to permanent five member countries of the United Nations Security Council, including the United Kingdom, for taking notice of this India's illegal move and violation of human rights, and urged India to stop human rights abuses forthwith and implement UN resolutions on Kashmir which guaranteed right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir.
He said the government had taken five major steps against India, including suspension of bilateral trade, scaling down relations, withdrawal of both countries high commissioners, and observance of August 14 as solidarity day with the brothers and sisters of Indian occupied Kashmir.
He said Pakistan and the United Kingdom enjoyed cordial relations and the British companies could benefit from the investment opportunities being offered in various sectors of the economy in Pakistan, especially in the special economic zones (SEZs).
Highlighting the flagship Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said it was the manifestation of Pakistan's geo-strategic importance and location as a key trade route that connected Central Asia and Afghanistan, western China and South Asia with West Asia and beyond through the Arabian Sea.
He said due to investment friendly environment and peace and security in the country, the foreign investors were taking interest in Pakistan.He assured the investors of providing necessary facilities for their investments in the country.
On the occasion, Pakista's first and only opera singer Saira Peter, Sohail Salamat Ali and Salman Amanat Ali Khan presented national songs which were applauded by the audience.
Later, Muhammad Nafees Zakaria cut the cake to mark the independence day.