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Shehbaz Sharif: Pakistan’s National Day is very important in the country’s history

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Today, the Embassy of Pakistan in Cairo celebrated the 84th National Day of Pakistan with enthusiasm and overwhelming patriotic feelings, as Ambassador Sajid Bilal, the Pakistani Ambassador to Cairo, raised the Pakistani flag to the tune of the national anthem, and calls were raised for well-being, peace and prosperity in Pakistan, and messages were read on this occasion. From the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

On this occasion, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, delivered a speech in which he congratulated Pakistanis at home and abroad on the occasion of “Pakistan Day.”
He said that on this day in 1940, Muslims of the Indian subcontinent took the historic “Lahore Resolution” demanding a separate homeland where they could freely practice their way of life in accordance with the principles of Islam.

Through continuous political struggle, the dream of a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia became a reality and Pakistan appeared on the world map on August 14, 1947.

He added: Our forefathers made tireless efforts and made exemplary sacrifices for Pakistan. Millions of Muslims left their homes in India and decided to migrate to Pakistan.

The new state faced unprecedented challenges including establishing a social and economic foundation, settling refugees, and establishing state institutions with meager resources.

However, thanks to the inspiring leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the nation’s resilience and dedication, those enormous challenges faced by the nascent state were dealt with and the foundation for an independent democratic state was laid.

He continued: On our journey on the path to democracy, the people of Pakistan elected their representatives in the general elections held on February 8, and thus governments were formed at the federal and provincial levels. We are fully aware of the serious challenges currently facing Pakistan, including inflation, unemployment, debt, fiscal and trade deficits, and above all the growing scourge of terrorism.

He added: However, as a nation, we have proven our ability to withstand the exceptional circumstances and our ability to stand the test of time. I can assure you that we are committed to putting Pakistan on the path to economic recovery and prosperity through a compelling policy reform framework. I hope that these measures will achieve economic stability and that the current wave of high inflation will subside, providing relief to our citizens.

He added: On this day, let us renew our firm resolve to follow in the footsteps of our founding fathers to make Pakistan a pillar of peace, progress and stability. Let us not forget that our actions today will define our generation’s legacy and shape the course of history. Let us work for a Pakistan that is not torn by differences and united around common values. Long live Pakistan, a progressive leader!

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