On the occasion of its National Day, Pakistan on Friday said it is sincere about
fulfilling the aspirations of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in turning the country into an “economically strong democratic Islamic country” and sought “good and peaceful relations” with India and other South Asian neighbours.
Talking to reporters here, Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mehmood said the National Day is being celebrated in a befitting manner to commemorate the Lahore Resolution passed on March 23, 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan after ‘partition’ in 1950s.
“In the context of foreign relations, Pakistan wants to maintain a peaceful neighbourhood relation with South Asian countries,” he said, adding therefore, Islamabad has sought for a good and peaceful relation with India.
At the function in Pakistan High Commission here, the messages from Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi were read out, he said.
This year is also crucial politically, he suggested and added there is hope for “peaceful transfer of power” after the general elections in that country.