The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community in Sri Lanka today (14) celebrated the 76th Independence Day of Pakistan in Colombo.
The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka – Maj Gen (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki HI (M) hoisted the national flag of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo.
The special messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out for the audience.
India and Pakistan both are celebrating their 77th Independence Day this week to mark their 76th year of freedom from British colonial rule. The Indian Independence Act of 1947 created two new independent dominions – India and Pakistan – by partitioning the Bengal and Punjab provinces.
Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, in his historic radio address declared that “August 14 is the birthday of the independent and sovereign state of Pakistan.