Zafar Bakhtawari

  • TISLAMABAD  -  Maldives gained independence from British rule on 26 July 1965. After independence, Maldives built its own economy. To celebrate the 53rd Independence Day, the ambassador of Maldives and Ayesha Saleem hosted a grand reception at a local hotel in Islamabad. The event was ...

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  • TIslamabad  - Morocco has been one of the most neutral and moderate states in the entire North African region. Mohammad VI succeeded his father King Hassan II on July 23 and was enthroned in Rabat on 30 July. King Mohammed VI’s rise to power has been one of the most fortunate ...

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  • Tislamabad - 23rd July marks the establishment of the Egyptian republic back in 1952 after a revolution under the leadership of Gamal Abdul Nasser. The Egyptian ambassador Ahmed Fadel Yacoub hosted a very well attended reception to commemorate the national day of his country at a local hotel in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - “It is in your hands to make the world a better place”, said Nelson Mandela. The great Nelson Mandela, having served 27 years in prison for protesting apartheid, became the country’s first democratically elected president in 1994. On 10 November 2009, the UN ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The French National Day is celebrated on July 14th every year in France. In French it is called 14th Juillet, it is a day to revisit the memories of the French Revolution, following the fall of  a royal  fortress ‘Bastille’ to  French masses  in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In the diplomatic community, events are being held for different reasons, but it is never easy to bid farewell to a seasoned diplomat. The Ambassador of Japan, Takashi Kurai, hosted a reception to bid farewell to outgoing Deputy Chief of the Mission, Takashi Harada and to welcome the ...

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  • Tislamabad-The declaration of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan in 1918 made Azerbaijan the first democratic Islamic nation in the world when liberation movement won due to the assistance of Turkey. This year has been declared as the year of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic by the President of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Italian national day is celebrated on June 2 every year. It marks the day when the Italians voted to end the monarchy in 1946 and chose to transform their country into a republic. To mark the Italian Republic National day the ambassador of Italy Stefano Pontecorvo and his wife ...

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  • TIslamabad - Every year the 1848 Revolution is celebrated on 15 March in Hungary.  The nation commemorates the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, which led to the war of independence from the Austrian rule. This day is a tribute to the struggle for democracy and freedom of all the Hungarian’s ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Kim Jong IL, the son of celebrated Korean leader Kim IL Sung, and father of Kim Jong-un, the present leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, was born on 16th Feburary 1942. To celebrate the 76th Birthday Anniversary of Kim Jong IL, the leader of Korean people, Mr. Kim ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Iranian Revolution in February 1979 marked the beginning of a new era not only in Iran but in the entire region. The dethroning of Iranian Monarch Reza Shah Pahlavi by street power under Imam Khomeini’s leadership is considered a watershed event that had far-reaching impacts in ...

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  • TIslamabad - Sri Lanka gained independence from British rule on 4th February, 1948. On the occasion of 70th anniversary of Independence Day of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the high commissioner of Sri Lanka Maj.Gen (R) Jayanath Lokuketagodage hosted a colorful event in ...

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  • TIslamabad - The emperors in Japan are featured as a symbol of national unity. Japanese Royal family is the oldest existing ancestry in the world dating back to more than 2000 years since the foundation of the first Emperor Jimmu in 660 B.C. Emperor Akihitowas born in Tokyo on 23rd December ...

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  • TIslamabad - Poland commemorates the National Independence Day on 11 November. The date recalls events of 1918 when Poland regained its independence. After the collapse of communism in 1989, the celebrations of the day were restored. The Armed Forces Day and the parade take place on the anniversary ...

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  • TIslamabad - Every year, the Italian Defence Day is celebrated on 4 November. The nation commemorates Italian victory in the First World War and celebrates the important contribution of the Italian soldiers for independence. The Ambassador of Italy Stefano Pontecorvo, the Italian Defence ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Algerian War of Independence started on 1st November and lasted for seven years. On this historic day, Algeria commemorates the first successfully coordinated attacks in 1954 by the National Liberation Front against the French occupation. The fight continued until March 18, 1962, ...

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  • TIslamabad-On 29 October and marks the day when Turkey was formally recognised as a republic by the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. The constitution of the Ottoman Empire was replaced and a new republican constitution was adopted on this historic day. The Ambassador of Turkey Sadik Babur Girgin ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - ISLAMABAD - On October 26, the Austrian nation commemorates the anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality. Austria was occupied by the winning allied forces after World War II. In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty was signed and Austria gained its independence. The Austrian Ambassador ...

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  • TIslamabad - 23rd October marks the day of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, which is one of the most significant events of the country’s history. In 1989, Communism ended and Hungary became a parliamentary republic. The Ambassador of Hungary Istvan Szabo hosted a reception at the embassy to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Since the inception of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country has been a monarchy ruled by the Al Saud family. The 23rd of September is Saudi Arabia’s National Day. In 1932, King Abdulaziz Al Saud reunified the country and named it the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a historic ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - For the Iranian nation, September 22 is considered one of the most significant and historic days. On this day, Saddam’s troops invaded Iran in 1980 with the support of major Western and regional powers. The commemoration starts on 22nd September and continues for a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - After the disintegration of Soviet Union, Ukraine got independence in 1991 and officially declared itself as an independent state. An independent country was a dream for which the Ukrainian patriots rendered many sacrifices and today Ukraine is the second largest country in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Nepal is one of Asia’s most impressive showstoppers but its unstable political climate and frequent changes in government have hampered the country’s development and economic growth. In earlier years, the Constitution Day of Nepal was celebrated on 9th November to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Uzbekistan lies in the heart of Central Asia and its population size, rich natural resources along with military might, makes this country highly significant on the world map. Its rich cultural heritage and magnificent architecture that can be found in its cities i.e. Tashkent, Bukhara, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - On 9 September 1948, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was founded. Led by Kim Jong II, the country commemorates its national day with zeal and fervor. The ambassador of DPRK, Mr. Kim Thae Sop hosted a colorful reception to mark the 69th anniversary of his country ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - “Zafer Bayrami” is a national holiday celebrated in Turkey on August 30 to commemorate the victory of Turkish forces in the battle of Dumlupinar. The battle was one of the final and the most decisive one in the Turkish War of independence in 1922. The 95th Victory day, ...

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  • TZAFAR BAKHTAWARI ISLAMABAD Morocco has cordial relations with Pakistan, and the embassy and Pakistani authorities work constantly to increase trade between the countries. Both countries are also members of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC). After 44 years of colonization Morocco emerged ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Bastille Day on 14th of July is the French symbol of end of monarchy and beginning of the French revolution. French Ambassador Martine Dorance hosted a reception at local hotel to celebrate the French National Day on Saturday. The atmosphere was hassle-free than it usually is at ...

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  • Tislamabad - According to historians, in ancient times kites were used to ward off bad luck and illness. The tradition of kites originated in ancient china and was adopted by rest of the world. Kite flying is a symbol of joy and entertainment and it has special connection with seasons. In the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - It was 27 years ago when I visited Moscow and met Russian intellectuals and policymakers. We discussed and exchanged views on Pak-Russia relations. They asked for a suggestion to improve their relation with Pakistan for which I suggested that they should develop strong ties in terms of ...

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