independence day of Pakistan celebrated in Ankara
ANKARA, Aug 14 (APP): The 66th Independence Day of Pakistan was commemorated at Pakistan Embassy here on Monday. Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammad Haroon Shaukat unfurled the national flag on the tune of national anthem in the presence of Pakistani community and embassy officials. He read out messages of the President and the Prime Minister on the occasion.President Asif Ali Zardari in his message stated that the founding fathers envisioned Pakistan as a country where democracy, constitutionalism and rule of law would reign supreme.“Let us on this day rededicate ourselves to the democratic ideals and principles of our Qaid Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah.” “On this day, I wish to call upon everyone to work together for the strengthening of democracy, empowerment of the people and for a progressive, tolerant, moderate and modern Pakistan as envisioned by our great leaders,” he added.The message of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Raja Pervez Ashraf highlighted that the present government has taken various historic initiatives during the last four and half years and pursued a policy of reconciliation.