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* Pakistan Independence Day celebrated in Sri Lanka
Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 12:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 68th Independence Day of Pakistan with traditional fervor and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, dynamic progressive tolerant and democratic Islamic welfare state, a press release issued by the Pakistani High Commission in Colombo said.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen (R) Qasim Qureshi hoisted the national flag of Pakistan in an impressive ceremony at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo. Subsequently, the messages of the President and the Prime Minster of Pakistan were read out.

In his message on the occasion, the High Commissioner said Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy exceptionally cordial and friendly ties.

"The historical and cultural links between our two peoples date back to the time when the Indus Valley and Gandhara Civilizations prospered in what is now Pakistan. This exemplary relationship having depth, breadth and diversity serves as a beacon for other countries of South Asia," the statement said.

"We continue to nurture our mutually beneficial relations in diverse fields. Exploring ways to broaden as well as deepen the economic ties, through enhancement of trade and bilateral investments, within the framework of the Free Trade Agreement, remains our top most priority. Both our countries face significant challenges, at the same time we have tremendous opportunities. This mutuality provides a wide canvas for both countries to help and support each other, in order to jointly overcome challenges and maximize opportunities."

Members of the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka, High Commission officials, dignitaries of Sri Lanka and media persons attended the ceremony.

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