DAMMAM — Pakistan Overseas Community in collaboration with Pakistan Embassy organized a family event to mark the 71st Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan here recently.
The Pakistan Ambassador Vice Admiral (R) Khan Hasham Bin Saddique was the chief guest on the occasion while DHM Dr. Bilal Akbar and Community Welfare Attaché Mehmood Lateef also attended the event.
The show was attended by around thousand of Pakistani expats in elated spirits who celebrated their identity in jubilant moods on a foreign land. RJ Fawad conducted proceedings in his usual flair. A group comprising of about 50 young organizers and volunteers were dressed in green and white reflecting the national colors of Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion Ambassador Khan said that such exuberant celebrations here show that no matter where we are, our hearts beat with our homeland. He talked about the importance of freedom and prayed for the people of Kashmir who are struggling for this cause for over 70 years now.
He also addressed various issues relevant to the Pakistani community in the Eastern Province especially the construction of a new school building. He emphasized on the importance of quality education and promised full cooperation with the community in this regard.
He also assured the community that the embassy would lend complete support to the expats who are relocating to Pakistan and said that the issue of hiked visit visa fee is being discussed with authorities.
The President of Pakistan Overseas Community, Jawad Ali, highlighted the activities of the organization and laid stress on the need to work for our countrymen in every possible capacity.
Pakistani artists coming from all over the Kingdom presented exuberant national songs, which were enjoyed by children, young and elderly people alike. There were fun games and shopping stalls provided by VIP Events and Elite Club KSA respectively including the famous game show by VIP “Khailo aur Jeeto” hosted by Omair Shaikh.
All the attendees appreciated the efforts of the volunteers and organizing team comprising of Jawad Ali, Faysal Ahsan, Hamza Abbasi, Waqar Allauddin, Danish Qamar, Shah Rukh Khan, Usama Bin Waseem, Rameez Raja Khan and Sarmad Sherwani.
The event was supported by RICI Al-Azzaz, Sahel Areej – CTRONIQ, Saad Al Suwaidi, Sheikh Jee Fashions, Doctor HERB, Saudi Gulf Airlines and Khonaini Travel and Tourism.