Dubai: Pakistani expats living in the United Arab Emirates celebrate their country’s 75th anniversary today, sending their best wishes and prayers for their country to prosper and grow in the global economy.

Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, President of Pakistan Social Centre, Sharjah, said: “My heartfelt congratulations to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its citizens on the occasion of the 75th anniversary; a day of dedication and pride for the people of Pakistan to be one of the bravest nations in the world, and I am proud to be part of this beautiful nation.

He added: “Although it is a beautiful day for all Pakistanis, Independence Day is an incredible opportunity to remind us how much our freedom fighters fought, shed their blood and tears for make our dreams come true”.

Pakistan Social Center Sharjah maintains the tradition of bringing the community together by organizing several events throughout August including sports competitions, cultural activities, Azaadi Mushaira (Freedom Poetic Symposium), flag hoisting and free medical examinations .

Javed Malik, Chairman of the Overseas Pakistanis Forum and former Ambassador to Pakistan, said: “As Pakistanis around the world unite to celebrate the country’s 75th Independence Day and pay tribute to our fathers founders, we must also reiterate our commitment to building a prosperous country, the progressive and democratic Pakistan envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.”

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He added, “We need to empower the masses through employment and entrepreneurship and create opportunities for the business community to expand trade and encourage investment. unique program to revive the country’s economy.”

Subul Fahad, 32, an influencer and real estate consultant who lives with her husband Fahad Khan and children Saim (10) and Sarim (6) in Dubai, said for her personally that Pakistan’s Independence Day is a very moving moment.

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Subul Fahad with his family.
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“I have lived in the UAE for over a decade, but my love for Pakistan continues to grow. Over the past few years, Pakistan has made outstanding progress in tourism, education and tourism. textiles and I would like to see it prosper even more. As an expat, I ask all Pakistanis living in the United Arab Emirates to help boost the economy of our country by sending more funds and starting businesses there. down.

Adnan Warris, 37, who works as an investment banker in Dubai, said August 14 was a day of joy for Pakistani families living in the United Arab Emirates. He said the day connects expats to their homeland more than other days.

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Adnan Warris with his family.
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“During the day, we like to dress in the traditional way and prefer to wear green and white because they are the colors of our flag. It’s quite a busy day for our Pakistani association in Dubai as they are organizing lots of activities and events on August 14th. This year Independence Day falls on Sunday and we will spend the day watching the events and celebrations on TV. Pakistani cuisine in Dubai restaurants usually also serves the “Azadi” (Independence Day) menu.

Mansoor Naqvi, children Izhaan and Mishaal said that as Pakistani expats living in the UAE, they are proud to see their homeland travel.

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Mansoor Naqvi, Mahalaka, Izhaan and Mishaal.
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“We have endured a lot. I really wish Pakistan to prosper and prosper. I hope our country can overcome its challenges with grace and humility. Pakistan is a beautiful country to visit. We hope that tourism will open up in the country.

Ismail Marfani, Director of Iman Developers, said, “On the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day, we respectfully remember the efforts and achievements of our late leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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Ismail Marfani
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“On this big day, we hope that the excellent relations between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates will remain strong.”

Maryam Khan, 42, a housewife who lives with her husband Adeel Ahmed, children Nyle, Mikha’el and Ranya, said they will be dressed in clothes to match the colors of the Pakistani flag.

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Maryam Khan with her husband Adeel Ahmed and their children Nyle, Mikha’el and Ranya
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“We have planned a special family dinner at an authentic Pakistani restaurant. We are proud to live in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan and the emirates share a great friendship. We pray for the success and prosperity of the countries,” she said.

Shakeel Anwar Chaudhry, 45, an entrepreneur, said Pakistan’s Independence Day reminded him of the sacrifices made by his ancestors to make Pakistan a strong, prosperous and progressive country.

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“It is a proud moment for every Pakistani. On this special day, we pay homage to our ancestors, celebrate our achievements, learn from our mistakes and commit ourselves to ‘unity, faith and discipline’ to return the Peaceful and prosperous Pakistan.

Ishrat Ali Khan, managing director of a private company in Dubai, said: “As an entrepreneur based in Dubai for over 25 years, I have several investment projects in Pakistan in the tourism sector. We believe that Pakistan has immense potential to offer unique and sustainable tourism products in the fields of heritage, adventure, religion and business. We would like to thank the benevolent leaders of the United Arab Emirates for giving us the opportunity to support our business and to be able to contribute to the peace and prosperity of Pakistan. »

Shabbir Merchant, managing director of a private company in Dubai, said: “Pakistan’s Independence Day is the country’s most beloved national holiday, with millions of Pakistanis around the world coming together to mark the anniversary of the birth of our nation.

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Shabbir Merchant
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“Pakistan celebrates its freedom with a message of peace and tolerance to the whole world. I would like to extend my best wishes to all Pakistanis around the world on this occasion. I encourage all Pakistanis to appreciate our beautiful country, its rich heritage and its abundant resources, in addition to reviewing investment opportunities.