Washington DC, 24 March 2023 (TDI): The Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC celebrated Pakistan Day 2023 with a flag hoisting ceremony on March 23.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistanis residing in the United States (US) and members of the Pakistani-American community.
— Pakistan Embassy US (@PakinUSA) March 23, 2023
Notably, the flag-hoisting ceremony is a symbolic representation of Pakistan’s independence and sovereignty.
It is a proud moment for all Pakistanis around the world, as they celebrate the day when Pakistan was founded as a separate homeland for Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.
Speaking at the ceremony on the occasion of the 83rd National Day of Pakistan, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Masood Khan paid tribute to the founding fathers of Pakistan.
Also, he reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to promoting peace, prosperity, and stability in the region.
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Furthermore, Ambassador Khan also highlighted the strong and enduring partnership between Pakistan and the US.
In the same vein, he emphasized the importance of further strengthening bilateral ties in areas of mutual interest, including trade, investment, education, and people-to-people exchanges.
— Pakistan Embassy US (@PakinUSA) March 24, 2023
Ultimately, the event provided an opportunity for the Pakistani-American community to come together, celebrate their shared heritage, and strengthen their ties with Pakistan.
The Pakistan Embassy remains committed to promoting Pakistan’s interests and enhancing Pakistan’s image in the US. The flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of Pakistan Day is a testament to this commitment.
Background of Pakistan Day
Pakistan Day, also known as Pakistan Resolution Day, is celebrated every year on March 23 to commemorate the adoption of the Lahore Resolution by the All India Muslim League in 1940.
For information, the resolution called for the creation of an independent Muslim state in the northwestern and northeastern regions of British India.
To mention, the Lahore Resolution, also known as the Pakistan Resolution was presented by Muslim League leader A.K. Fazlul Huq and seconded by Choudhary Khaliq-uz-Zaman.
It was passed on March 23, 1940, at the Minto Park (now known as Minar-e-Pakistan) in Lahore, with the support of Muslim leaders from all over India.
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— Public Diplomacy Pakistan (@PkPublicDiplo) March 23, 2023
The resolution declared that the Muslims of India were a separate nation with their own distinct identity, culture, and language, and demanded that they be given a separate homeland where they could live according to their own beliefs and customs.
Thus, the Lahore Resolution was a significant milestone in the struggle for a separate Muslim state, and it paved the way for the creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947.
Eventually, Pakistan emerged as an independent country after a long and difficult struggle led by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Importance of Pakistan Day
Pakistan Day is an important national holiday in Pakistan, and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor. The day begins with a flag-hoisting ceremony, followed by parades, cultural programs, and speeches by prominent leaders.
It is a reminder of the sacrifices and struggles of the founding fathers of Pakistan, who fought for the rights and dignity of Muslims in India.
In a nutshell, it is a celebration of Pakistan’s independence and sovereignty, and a reaffirmation of its commitment to peace, progress, and prosperity.