JAKARTA: The 82nd National Day of Pakistan was celebrated on 23rd March 2022 with national fervor and enthusiasm at the Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta, in a simple but dignified ceremony which was attended by a large number of Pakistani diaspora along with their families, friends from Indonesia and electronic and print media representatives.
The function commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag by the Deputy Head of Mission (Chargé d’Affaires) Mr. Faisal Fayyaz. Subsequently, the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, received on the occasion, were read out.
H.E. Ambassador Muhammad Hassan, in his pre-recorded video message, paid homage to the founding fathers and highlighted the achievements and progress of Pakistan in the past years. The ambassador expressed resolve of the government and the people to make Pakistan economically stronger and more prosperous and to continue to make our society humane, inclusive, and tolerant. He also reaffirmed the pledge to uphold democratic values, rule of law, and the Islamic way of life in Pakistan as envisioned by the founding fathers.
The Ambassador expressed unshakable support with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the resolve of the government and people of Pakistan to continue moral, political, and diplomatic support for their legitimate right of self-determination.
The Ambassador highlighted various aspects of multifaceted relations between Pakistan and Indonesia, expressed satisfaction over expanding bilateral relations, stressed the need to explore new vistas of bilateral cooperation and mentioned that Pakistan was keen to deepen economic and trade relations with Indonesia to harness its full potentials.
Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mahfud MD, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Government of Indonesia, in his pre-recorded video message for the ceremony, congratulated the Government and the people of Pakistan on the 82nd Pakistan National Day. He stated that Indonesia and Pakistan shared strong historical bond and national characteristics which served as a foundation for our bilateral relations for mutually rewarding partnership. He also underscored the need to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields including political, economic, defense,education, and cultural spheres.
In the end, a documentary on Pakistan was shown.