Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued
the following statement to mark the 65th anniversary of Pakistan’s
independence on August 14th:
I extend my best wishes upon the 65th anniversary of Pakistan’s
independence, which also coincides with the establishment of diplomatic
relations between Pakistan and Canada.
is home to a vibrant community of Canadians of Pakistani heritage, who continue
to make significant contributions to our nation’s cultural, political and
this special occasion, we reflect on these contributions as we celebrate
together the long-standing ties between Canada and Pakistan.
behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I would like to wish Pakistanis, as well
as Canadians of Pakistani descent, a happy and festive Pakistan Independence
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