Video: Dubai's Burj Khalifa lights up with Pakistan flag on 81st National Day
Expats in UAE celebrated Pakistan Day with great fervour on Tuesday.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, lit up in colours of the Pakistani flag on Tuesday evening to mark Pakistan's 81st National Day.
An image of Burj Khalifa lit in green and white colours of the flag was shared on social media.
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Earlier in the day, messages of Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi, PM Imran Khan, and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi were read out during celebrations at the missions in the UAE.
In Abu Dhabi, the event was inaugurated by Afzaal Mahmood, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, with flag hoisting and playing of the national anthem.
In Dubai, a flag hoisting ceremony was also organised at the Consulate General of Pakistan.
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“This is the day on which, in 1940, our elders decided to demand a separate homeland where they could lead lives according to their aspirations. The dream came true within a few years when Pakistan emerged on the world map as an independent state on August 14, 1947,” Mahmood said.
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