Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the nation on the Independence Day. PM Imran In his message on the occasion said: “I congratulate the entire nation on Independence Day. This auspicious occasion is a moment to reaffirm our pledge to continue pursuing the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.”
The Prime Minister said that this day is an opportunity to pay tribute to all soil sons who gave their lives while defending and protecting the motherland’s territory and ideological borders.
He said that this day is an opportunity to pause and reflect on our ability to achieve the ideal distance leading to the establishment of an independent nation.
The Prime Minister said that in the past 70 years, we have faced various challenges. We struggle with possibilities both internally and externally.
He said that from the hostility of a neighboring country (India), with its known hegemonic intentions, to the scourge of terrorism and from coping with natural calamities to fighting pandemic, our nation has always shown resilience and perseverance.
PM Imran said that today, we reiterate our pledge to remain steadfast and embrace every challenge holding the torch of “Unity, Faith and Discipline”. In our efforts to achieve our goal, we are diligently working to give this country a system of governance which conforms to the ideals and objectives of independence, he said.
He said that we are endeavoring to build a system where rule of law prevails. We have chosen “Riyasat-i-Madina” as our role model.
PM Imran said that while we celebrate this Independence Day, our hearts are profoundly grieved by the sufferings of our brethren in IIOJK who are facing military siege since past one year. We stand firmly behind our Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for the right to self-determination, he said.
He said that we will continue to raise the voice of helpless Kashmiris at all available forums. “We will continue to sensitize the international community of grave human rights violations in IIOJK and the threats to peace and security of the region posed by the supremacist RSS ideology pursued by the BJP government,” he said.
PM Imran said that I am confident that the struggle and resilience of brave Kashmiris will culminate into their inalienable right of self-determination …… and also bestow freedom upon our Kashmiri brethren in IIOJK to complete the agenda of the partition. – Ameen.