New York, Mar. 24 (ANI): Marking its Republic Day, Pakistan flag was unfurled at the United Nations yesterday.
Pakistan flag was unfurled at the Pakistan House, which houses the country’s mission to the UN and the Consulate General in New York.
The flag was hoisted by Pakistan’s permanent representative at the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, where she read out the message by President Mamnoon Hussain and Raja Ali Ejaz, Consul General, New York read out the message by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The Pakistani diplomats paid tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the sacrifices made by Muslims of the sub-continent for the creation of Pakistan.
“Since its independence Pakistan has made much of progress, but challenges still remain. Efforts are being made by the government to realise the Quaid’s vision for the country and to eliminate the menace of extremism and terrorism,” the Express Tribune quoted her as saying.
The event was largely attended by officers and staff of the Mission and the Consulate General along with their families and members of the Pakistani diaspora.
Later in the evening, a concert was held in the General Assembly Hall featuring Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.(ANI)