Pakistani community observes National Day in Abuja

March 27th, 2018
By John Okeke
THE Pakistani community in Abuja observed their country’s National Day with traditional fervour and gaiety on Friday.
The Pakistan Day is celebrated on March 23 in remembrance of the historic 1940 resolution passed in Lahore, calling for a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent that ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947.
In memory of the historical resolution, Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan) was constructed in Lahore during the 1960s on the site where the resolution, also called as Lahore Resolution, was passed.
A�The celebrations of the day kicked-off with an impressive national anthem by Nigeria and Pakistan held on the Pakistan embassy premises in diplomatic area Abuja .
Families turned out in large numbers, many in colourful attire, mostly preferring to match the green visage of the national flag.
The atmosphere had a touch of entertainment to it with foot-tapping national songs blaring through the music system in sync with the festive occasion.
The occasion also afforded members of the community to meet with them, and each other, in a spirit of communion.
The Charge d’ affairs of Embassy of Pakistan in Abuja , Mr. Asim Ali Khan read his speech.
The occasion also afforded members of the community to meet with them, and each other, in a spirit of communion.
The ceremony concluded, as always, with a sumptuous treat made up of the traditional Lahore dinner in the embassy.

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