To mark the 78th Anniversary of Pakistan National Day, Syed Moazzam H. Shah, Charge d’ Affaires and Mrs. Fazila Moazzam, hosted a Reception at the Wellington Club on 26 March 2018. Mr. Ben King, Deputy Secretary, Americas and Asia Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Reception was attended by Major General Peter Kelly, MNZM, Chief of Army, government officials, scholars, journalists, members of the diplomatic corps and Pakistani community.

The Charge d’ Affaires welcomed the distinguished guests on the occasion and recalled the significance of the day. He underlined that Pakistan and New Zealand enjoy friendly and cordial relations and highlighted significant developments in bilateral relations in recent years.

Earlier, a simple and dignified flag hoisting ceremony was held in the morning of 23 March 2018 at the Pakistan High Commission. A cross section of people living in Greater Wellington region and Palmerston North attended the event. In his brief remarks the Charge d’ Affaires highlighted the significance of the day and underlined that the democratic Government in Pakistan was working for the economic and social development of the country. He also acknowledged the contribution made by Pakistanis in New Zealand and their support provided to the High Commission.

26 March 2018,
Wellington