Pakistani’s and Indian’s all over the world stand proud to congratulate all those who fought for Independence 65 years ago. I particularly am proud to vow significant importance to the core values that were established during the transition to Independence which were freedom, peace, equality and justice.
The success of the national resistance movement in both Pakistan and India were succeeded by a number of national heroes. The road to freedom successfully established on 14th and 15th of August 1947 now marks an international celebration for Pakistani’s and Indians residing in Pakistan, India and Diaspora communities globally. Herein Britain and particularly in my constituency, I have a great multi-ethnic community who would be enjoying the festivities today.
Today we see a region that shares historic, geographic, cultural and economic links. I wish that the two countries will work together to bring peace, prosperity, social justice and equality in the region. Both countries have developed in many ways through trade, culture, sports and education which that is now experienced in every single country. This should be celebrated together, amongst everyone across the region.
Both the President and Prime Minister will address the nation on the heroic struggles of those who fought for freedom with a number of ceremonies including flag hosting and cultural programmes to rejoice Indian heritage such as traditional dance and kite-flying marking Independence and symbolising the free spirit of the country. I celebrate the achievements of both Pakistan and India who share core values that embraced independence 65 years ago that is instrumental in every nation.