ISLAMABAD (APP):The Embassy of Pakistan, Riyadh, celebrated Pakistan Day on Sunday with a flag hoisting ceremony.

Ambassador of Pakistan, Khan Hasham bin Saddique raised the flag with the national anthem tune played by armed forces band and the Pakistan military officers saluting the flag, says a press release received from Riyadh here.

The ambassador commended the Pakistani community in bringing honour to the country and realising the dreams of the founding fathers to attain glory for Pakistan.

He also praised Pakistani people and military for successfully defeating terrorism.

Message of President Mamnoon Husain was read out which said, “We should always work hard to make the nation proud. We need to reiterate our strong resolve to always uphold the values of determination and dedication for Pakistan”.

Message of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was read out, which said, “Pakistan is a great nation and people should remember the sacrifices of the martyrs”.

A large number of people from the Pakistani community attended the ceremony expressing their love for the country.