The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mr. Philip Barton CMG OBE, has issued a statement marking Pakistan’s Independence Day.
Mr Barton said:
“Jashan e Azaadi Mubarak!”
On behalf of the British High Commission and the United Kingdom, I would like to extend my congratulations to the people of Pakistan as they celebrate this important day. 67 years of independent life as a nation is a significant milestone. Today Pakistan is an established and respected actor on the international stage, a testament to the Pakistani nation’s progress since independence.
The United Kingdom remains a strong supporter of Pakistan and its peaceful, democratic and constitutional development. The UK continues to stand alongside Pakistan’s people and institutions in their efforts to build a strong and stable democracy.
Happy Independence Day!
Notes to the editor:
Contact: Press Attaché, British High Commission, Islamabad; tel. 051-2012000