Pakistan High Commission celebrates ‘Pakistan National Day’By ANI
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
NEW DELHI - The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi celebrated ‘Pakistan National Day’ on Tuesday with fervour.
The ceremony began with the hoisting of the Pakistani national flag by Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
The children presented a colourful programme in the presence of Pakistani diplomats to mark the occasion.
It was on March 23 in 1940 that Mohammad Ali Jinnah demanded the creation of a separate Muslim state of Pakistan.
Jinnah espoused the ‘Two Nation Theory’ and led the Muslim League to adopt the Lahore Resolution of 1940, demanding the formation of independent states for Muslims in the East and the West of British India.
Eventually, a united Pakistan with two wings - West Pakistan and East Pakistan - gained independence from the British, on August 14, 1947. (ANI)