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Flag Hoisting Ceremony

To commemorate the 78th anniversary of the “Lahore Resolution”, the flag hoisting ceremony was held at the residence of the Consul General on 23 March 2018. On the occasion, messages from the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were also read. The President in his message mentioned that “Pakistani nation has faced challenges with unity and resilience. And this is enabling us to dismantle the last remaining remnants of militancy and usher in a new era of economic prosperity. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and other mega development projects are a testimony to this reality”. The Prime Minister in his message among others stated that “the progress and prosperity of Pakistan lies in democracy and rule of law. To uphold the values of democracy and rule of law, let us resolve to follow the teachings of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah”.

The Consul General in his speech highlighted the importance of the Pakistan Day and said that the event besides providing an opportunity to commemorate the historic Lahore Resolution which is the founding document of Pakistan, also provides us an occasion to pay tribute to the founding fathers of Pakistan and others who laid their lives for the creation of Pakistan. It is incumbent upon all Pakistanis to redouble their dedication for the progress and prosperity of the country. The Consul General impressed upon the Pakistani community members to play their role in promotion of linkages between the country of origin and the adopted country. The event was attended by a large number of Pakistani community members. Vancouver 26 March, 2018

 

Tourism in Pakistan, Presentation at UBC Robson Square Campus, Vancouver, on 09 February, 2018

The Consulate General arranged a presentation on tourism in Pakistan, titled ‘Discover Pakistan’ at UBC Robson Square Campus, Vancouver. Mr Peter Langer, Managing Director Associated Media Group and an Ultimate Traveller was the key note speaker. The significance of ancient heritage of Pakistan, including Indus Valley, Gandhara Civilizations and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Pakistan was highlighted.  Besides, the beauty of Pakistan, manifested through its tall peaks of K-2, Nangaparbat and Trichmir etc, gorgeous seaside and rugged Khyber Pass and diversity was the subject of the presentation.

The Consul General gave a brief account of Pakistan’s cultural heritage, important touristic destinations, especially places of religious tourism.  He stated that with the improved security situation, the number of tourists has tripled to 1.75 million in 2016 since 2013, while domestic travellers have jumped 30% to 38.3 million in 2016 and the economy is recording appreciable growth.

The well attended presentation was the first of its kind in Vancouver on Pakistan’s tourism potential.

 

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