UN Secretary General participates in Pakistan Day celebrations

New York: United Nations Security General António Guterres on Thursday attended the Pakistan Day celebrations held in New York.

Pakistan’s Ambassador and permanent representative to UN Ms Maleeha Lodhi welcomed the United Nation’s Chief.

While speaking at the national day occasion, Guterres showed his pleasure on his participation in the occasion and also stated that Pakistan is a beautiful country.

He acknowledged that Pakistan had been at forefoot in hosting Afghan refugees.

Speaking to a private news channel, Lodhi stated that participation of foreign dignitaries in national day celebrations defeated those quarters who seek to diplomatically isolate Pakistan.

She added: “Pakistan has a bright future. And on this day let’s remember those who gave their efforts in making this country.”

A flag hoisting ceremony was also held  in Washington; several Pakistanis attended the ceremony and celebrated Pakistan Day with proud and zeal.