Indian Officials, Diplomats Attend Pakistan Day Parade - For The First Time

Brandon Parsons
March 25, 2018

Contingents from friendly countries including China, Turkey and UAE participated in the parade at the official ceremony.

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has accused India of putting regional peace at stake by ceasefire violations and human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir, in an address marking the 78th Pakistan Day on Friday.

Mr. Khalid read out messages of the President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan.

As a special gesture, UAE's military contingent participated in the Pakistan National Day parade held in Islamabad.

He said that cooperation for global peace is the base of the country's foreign policy, and that Pakistan extends a hand of cooperation to regional countries but it would be mistake if the gesture was taken as as sign of weakness.

He also stated that the issue of Kashmir can only be resolved in accordance with United Nations resolutions and wishes of the people of Kashmir.

The President said the global scenario has changed manifold and now countries could not be coerced to toe line of one particular country.

Cautioning against exploitation, suppression of nations and interference into the internal affairs of any country by another nation, he said "Pakistan's foreign policy was about achieving permanent peace in the world and is based on non-interference into internal issues of other countries".

Pakistan on Friday said it wanted to resolve the ongoing row with India over the alleged harassment of each other's diplomats as soon as possible.

He lauded not only Pakistan's positive role in multilateral organizations like UNO and OIC but also the enormous sacrifices Pakistan has made in the fight against terrorism.

Ambassador also thanked the friends of Pakistan in particular the UAE who always stood by it in hard times and contributed to its development.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the initiative came from Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the idea was to send a message of peace to India. Rt Honourable, Mr Nanda Bahadur Pun, Vice President of Nepal was the Chief Guest.

Police officials have been deployed at all entry and exit points of the city, he said, adding that the city has been divided into various sectors that were being covered by setting up a number of check posts.

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