The ceremony was attended by a large number of participants from various walks of life including members of the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association, Sri Lanka-Pakistan Business Council and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka.
The Pakistan Day parade, held annually on March 23, commemorates the Lahore Declaration of 1940, which envisaged the creation of Pakistan.
According to report while referring to cross border violations and "human rights violations" in Kashmir, President said with these peace subversive tactics, Pakistan's neighbor has put the regional peace at stake.
Pakistan wants to sort out "as soon as possible" the issue of alleged harassment of diplomats, its High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood said today and asserted that his country desired "peaceful and good-neighbourly" relations with India.
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He also stated that the issue of Kashmir can only be resolved in accordance with United Nations resolutions and wishes of the people of Kashmir.
Mamnoon also said that the global scenario has changed, and now countries could not be coerced to tow the line of one particular country.
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain used the occasion to promise to defeat militants who have killed thousands of people in attacks over the past decade. The Pakistani nation has faced these challenges with unity and resilience.
Han Changfu extended warm congratulations on behalf of the Chinese Government on the 78th anniversary of the passing of Pakistan Resolution.
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During his address at the event, Mahmood said, "Pakistan desired peaceful and good-neighbourly relations with India on the basis of sovereign equality and mutual respect".
He lauded not only Pakistan's positive role in multilateral organizations like UNO and OIC but also the enormous sacrifices Pakistan has made in the fight against terrorism. This year, it is the first time that a contingent from the UAE military also paraded along with Pakistan armed forces. Rt Honourable, Mr Nanda Bahadur Pun, Vice President of Nepal was the Chief Guest.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official revealed that it was an initiative of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa aimed to send a peace message to India. Around 2,000 military and police personnel were deployed.
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