The CMF Pakistan Naval Contingent celebrated its 76th Pakistan National Day with a Flag Hoist Ceremony and parade at the Pakistani Embassy.
His Excellency, Mr Javaid Malik, Ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the Kingdom of Bahrain, hosted the event. The Pakistani military contingent was led for the parade by Commodore Zahid Ilyas.
Mr Malik spoke of the importance of Pakistan Day and of Pakistan’s traditions and communities as well as its topographical, political and economic diversity. Adding that since its foundation, Pakistan had continuously evolved, but its people still carry forward the rich history and the proud customs of their ancestors.
The Ambassador went on to acknowledge the efforts and show his appreciation for the Pakistan Naval Contingent and their commitment in ensuring the freedom of maritime routes. He expressed his gratitude to the Command of CMF for allowing them the opportunity to celebrate their National Day with the local Pakistani Community, and invited guests from the CMF.
He said: “Today’s Pakistan, although going through testing times in terms of countering terrorism and extremism, is resilient, and its resolve to maintain and further consolidate peace and stability in the region is vividly clear.”