ON the auspicious occasion of the 77th National Day of Pakistan, I wish to convey my deepest felicitations to all Pakistanis particularly those who are residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I also take this opportunity to extend to them my best wishes for success in their future endeavors.
The creation of Pakistan is the result of a heroic struggle of the Muslims of South Asia for their independent homeland. The independence movement was effectively launched on March 23, 1940. Around seven years later, under the great leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Muslims succeeded in achieving their objective — an independent homeland, Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Pakistan was achieved without war and practically by moral and intellectual force.
Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s economy has made significance progress towards strengthening macroeconomics, financial stability and all-inclusive growth, a fact that has also recently been acknowledged by global economic bodies. Our country today stands economically and financially stronger than past and it has been due to the concerted efforts of all segments of the society including the Pakistani expatriates who have played a vital role in this regard.
Here, I would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the vibrant and dynamic Pakistani community. Our community has served both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia with loyalty, commitment, and dedication. It is, in fact, the most remarkable link between our two countries.
The Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah, has always striven to provide best services to all members of community on account of consular and welfare issues. The Consulate has also launched several initiatives with a view to further improve our services. I am grateful to our community for their cooperation and support for enabling us to succeed.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share common political, strategic and economic objectives. The relationship between the two countries is unique and deep rooted in history. Pakistan fully supports the Vision 2030 of Custodian of two Holy Mosques King Salman, which provides an insight into the Saudi Arabia’s future endeavors. We hope that Pakistan would be able to harbor effective and valuable partnership with Saudi government for realization of its goals envisioned in Vision 2030.
Today, let us pledge to augment our efforts to further enrich the existing time-tested relationship between Pakistan and brotherly Saudi Arabia. Let us pray for the security and prosperity of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Long Live Pakistan
Long Live Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Friendship
Shehryar Akbar Khan
Consul General of Pakistan