Pakistan Defence and Martyrs Day Celebrated with patriotic spirit in Beijing
by Zafar Hussain
BEIJING, Sep. 7 (China Economic Net) - Pakistan Defence and Martyrs Day was commemorated with traditional enthusiasm and zeal at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on Monday. This day is commemorated every year to pay homage to the valour and sacrifices of the armed forces of Pakistan for the defence of the nation.
Pakistan Defence and Martyrs Day is commemorated at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing. [Photo/Zafar Hussain]
To mark the occasion, a reception was held at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing which was attended by senior Chinese civil and military officials, members of diplomatic and press corps, defence and military attaches, and representatives of the Pakistani community. Lt. General Shao Yuanming, Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission of China was the chief guest of the event.
Senior Chinese civil and military officials, members of diplomatic and press corps, defence and military attaches, and representatives of the Pakistani community attend the reception. [Photo/Zafar Hussain]
In his speech, the Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin-ul-Haque paid rich tribute to the bravery and courage of the armed forces for national defence and regional peace and stability. He highlighted that Pakistan has made immense sacrifices against terrorism and extremism which have won international recognition and acknowledgment. The Ambassador underscored that as a responsible country, Pakistan would continue its efforts for a peaceful, progressive and prosperous region as per the vision of its leadership and aspirations of the Pakistani nation.
The Ambassador also expressed Pakistan’s solidarity with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to their freedom struggle.
Hailing Pakistan-China friendship and its role for regional stability and prosperity of the two countries, the Ambassador said that over seven decades of the bilateral relationship, Pakistan-China ties have evolved into an ‘all-weather strategic cooperative partnership’.
The Ambassador thanked the Chinese government and PLA for their friendship and contribution to the steady development of Pakistan-China bilateral ties and underlined its significance as a factor of peace and stability in the region.
The children of Pakistan Embassy College Beijing, sang the national anthem and songs followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.