Delegates from the Pakistan High Commission in Kenya, Pakistan residents in Kenya and other guests gathered at the Pakistan High Commission to celebrate the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan on August 14, 2018.

Patriotic songs played off a system setting a spirited mood as guests awaited the ceremony to start. After the flag hoisting ceremony was conducted, Mr. Shabbi Ahmed recited a chapter from the Holy Quran. Then, the Pakistan High Commission to Kenya, His Excellency Mr. Raza Bashir Tarar read out Pakistan President's speech.

Syed Ahmed Maroof then read out the Prime Minister of Pakistan's speech. In his address His Excellency Raza Bashir Tarar spoke at length of Pakistan and Kenya's friendly relations. He mentioned how Pakistan's excellent progress in textiles, pharmaceuticals and other industries could benefit Kenya.

After a concluding dua (prayer) was recited, guests congratulated and mingled with each other.

August 14, 2018

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