Islamabad, March 23, 2016 (PPI-OT): To celebrate Pakistan Day, an elegant Flag Hoisting Ceremony was held at the Embassy today. Despite being a working day in Rome, a considerable number of Community members attended the ceremony, says a press release received here today from Rome, Italy.
Proceedings of the day commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran. The national flag was hoisted by Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy, H.E. Nadeem Riyaz. The messages of the President and the Prime Minister were read out for the audience. Children, clad in traditional national dresses, sang milli naghmas and spoke on the history of Pakistan Day.
In his remarks, Ambassador Riyaz underscored the significance of the Lahore Resolution and the vision of the founding fathers of the nation. He stressed that Pakistan’s leadership desired peace and economic development. Pakistan was firm in its resolve to root out the menace of terrorism and extremism. Operation Zarb-e-Azb had broken the back of terrorists and the entire nation would not rest till the last terrorist was eliminated from Pakistan.
He stressed that Pakistan was a moderate progressive country where there was rule of law and equal opportunity for all. The country was well on its way to economic progress. Pakistan desired peace and economic prosperity in the region. The Ambassador commended the positive role played by overseas Pakistanis in Italy. He advised the community to conduct themselves in a way to bring a good name to their motherland.
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