On 6 September 2019, a solemn gathering was organized at the High Commission of Pakistan, Wellington to observe “Defence Day” as well as “Kashmir Solidarity Day”. A large number of Pakistani community along with their families including Maulana Nizam ul Haq Thanvi, Imam of Kilbirni Mosque in Wellington and Mr. Tahir Nawaz, Member of Executive Committee of Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) attended the event.
On the occasion, H.E. Dr. Abdul Malik, High Commissioner read out the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The High Commissioner emphasized the importance of Defence Day and mentioned about the efforts of Government of Pakistan to highlight the issue of Kashmir on all relevant forum. The ceremony was ended with special prayers offered by Maulana Nizam ul Haq Thanvi.