Ambassador performs flag hoisting ceremony to mark Pakistan Day celebrations

Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Masood Khan performed the flag hoisting ceremony here at the Embassy to mark Pakistan Day celebrations on Wednesday. On the occasion national anthem was also played.

Ambassador Masood Khan on the occasion read out the messages of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani issued on the occasion.

The students of Pakistan Embassy College Beijing (PECB) attired in colourful dresses and holding national flags presented national songs.

The Pakistani residing in Beijing, officials of the Embassy, their families and other distinguished guests attended the ceremony.

Earlier, the ceremony started with the recitation from Holy Quran.

Meanwhile, on this auspicious occasion, the Chinese leadership including President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sent messages to their counterparts in Pakistan.

The Chinese leadership in their greetings messages expressed deep desire to take their country’s relationship with Pakistan to new heights.

The President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari on the advice of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the grant of Civil Award ‘Tamgha-e-Shujat’ to two Chinese Engineers of ZTE Company.

via Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan’s Premier NEWS Agency ) – Ambassador performs flag hoisting ceremony to mark Pakistan Day celebrations.

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