ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that as we hoist our national flag to mark the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan, we must reiterate the firm resolve to uphold our national values of unity, faith and discipline as envisioned by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
In his message on Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day, the prime minister said that we have surmounted monumental challenges during the course of our history to emerge as a united, peaceful, and resilient nation.
Imran Khan said that even today, the changing regional dynamics along with some domestic issues continue to test our resolve.
Like each time, we will also overcome these obstacles with our characteristic determination and come out stronger as a nation. Pakistan today can stand tall among the comity of nations,” he added.
The prime minister said that our policies towards reviving the economy, handling the COVID-19 pandemic, and protecting the environment have received universal acclaim.
Prime Minister Imran Khan further said that on this occasion, we should not forget our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) struggling for their right to self-determination under extremely adverse circumstances marked by illegal Indian occupation and unspeakable repression.
“Pakistan will continue to extend its full support to the Kashmiris in their just cause,” he reiterated.
The prime minister said that Kashmiris are looking up to the international community to fulfill the promises made to them.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan has rendered immense sacrifices and paid a heavy price for instability on its Western border. He said that we have consistently stressed that there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
“Pakistan will continue to support a negotiated political settlement for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan,” he said. “We want peace within and peace without, to pursue our socio-economic agenda.”
Imran Khan said that Naya Pakistan has shifted its focus from geo-politics to geo-economics, with the well-being and welfare of our people as the topmost priority. He said that our government has undertaken every possible effort for the development and prosperity of Pakistan. This Country is undoubtedly a gift of Allah Almighty for us, he added.
“I once again felicitate all Pakistanis, both inland and overseas, on this auspicious occasion,” he said and urged the fellow countrymen to play their part in making Pakistan a proud, prosperous, and peaceful nation-state.