ISLAMABAD: Qatar’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sayar Bin Abdulrahman Almauda held a reception in connection with the Qatar National Day.
The reception began with the national anthems of Qatar and Pakistan.
The ceremony was attended by a gathering of Pakistani citizens who represent the elite businessmen, media professionals, journalists, women’s and other community groups, who congratulated the leadership, the government and the people of Qatar and wished them continued progress and prosperity under the leadership of Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.
The ceremony included a number of cultural and media programmes showcasing Qatar’s heritage, including social, cultural life and achievements.
Qatar National Day is a national commemoration of Qatar’s unification and independence and is celebrated on December 18 every year. The holiday was established by a June 21, 2007 decree of Emir and Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Qatar celebrates its national day in commemoration of the historic day in 1878 when Shaikh Jasim, the founder of the State of Qatar, succeeded his father, Shaikh Muhammad Bin Thani, as the ruler and united the country. The occasion emphasises Qatar’s identity and history, embodies the ideals and visionary aspirations that the country was founded on, and pays homage to the great men and women who participated in building the nation.
The ceremony was attended by Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with a number of ministers and members of the National Assembly and the Senate, directors of departments of the Foreign Ministry, senior statesmen ambassadors from Arab and other countries and deans of the diplomatic corps.
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