Washington DC, 4 July 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Masood Khan, wished the US fellow citizens a happy independence day and Fourth of July.

In his tweet, he paid tribute to the founding fathers and succeeding generations of the US on their independence day.

Soon after independence from British rule, Pakistan established its embassy in Washington DC on 28 August 1947. Since then, Pakistan and the US have been close allies during war and peace. This year, both countries are celebrating their seventy-five years of bilateral relations.

Earlier, the ambassador stated that Pakistan and US had been partners in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and peacemaking missions. The partnership has contributed to making the world safer, he added.

Meanwhile, the US Consulate General in Peshawar also extended the felicitations. The US Consulate General stated that their commitment to democratic values is enshrined in the  Declaration of Independence, guiding their foreign policy to attain global peace and prosperity.


In 1775, the Britain government encountered strong will from various colonists to embrace sovereignty, followed by the revolutionary war.

By the middle of the year, the continental Congress held a meeting at the Pennsylvania State House, and the Virginian delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies’ Independence.

Later, on July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of the motion for Independence. Afterward, Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson on July 4th.

Before American Independence, the country celebrated the King’s birthday with ringing bells, bone-fires, and speeches. However, after Independence, the festivities shifted to July 4. The celebrations included concerts, bonfires, parades, and firing cannons.

Subsequently, Americans continued the yearly commemoration of Independence day. By the end of the eighteenth century, two major political parties, ‘Democratic-Republicans’ and ‘Federalist Party,’ emerged and began celebrating the separate July 4 celebrations in different metropolitans.

Since then, the US has celebrated the Fourth of July as independence day. The day has been marked as a federal holiday since 1941. In July 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of Independence. Two days later, thirteen colonies adopted the declaration of Independence.