70th Independence Day anniversary start in Berlin

Thursday 10 August 2017 2 months ago 93   Islamabad   Print

A German-Pakistani crowd near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Report  Web Desk : BERLIN: Celebrations of 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan started in Berlin on Tuesday. The Embassy of Pakistan organized an Independence Day Parade on August 8 at the historic Brandenburg Gate in the German capital. A huge number of Pakistani diaspora including women and children participated in the parade. Pakistani flags and national songs set the rhythm for a colourful Pakistani cultural show. Renowned British Pakistani dhol player Rani Taj charged the multicultural crowd at Pariser Platz with thumping drum beats. Germans and Pakistanis performed the bhangra and other traditional dances on Taj’s rhythmic dhol beats. Speaking to private TV channel, Ambassador Jauhar Saleem said, it was a matter of great pride and pleasure that hundreds of Pakistani compatriots gathered at the iconic Brandenburg Gate to celebrate Pakistan 70th independence anniversary. Ambassador Saleem recalled the valiant struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right of self-determination at the Brandenburg gate, which symbolizes the quest for liberty and yearning of a people to regain their freedom. He also said: ‘our march on the road to durable peace and prosperity will continue with even greater vigour until we achieve the ideals and aspirations that inspired the struggle for an independent homeland. A car decorated with famous Pakistan’s famous truck art was a major attraction at the event.Participants were served with delicious fresh mango beverages and paratha rolls. (01)