Pakistan s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Air Vice Marshal Shahzad Aslam Chaudhry has emphasised that his country is geared to support Sri Lanka when required.
The High Commissioner made this reference participating in a ceremony organised to mark Pakistan s 68th Independence Day. It was held at the Pakistan s High Commissioner s official residence in Colombo. Pakistan was founded as an independent state after a political struggle on 14th August 1947. Speaking further, the Pakistani diplomat said a strong bond existed between the people of the two countries. Political and trade ties had also grown to a great extent. It is important for the two countries to co-operate as regional friends. The Pakistani President s and Prime Minister s messages were also read at this ceremony. Many Pakistanis living in Sri Lanka were present at this ceremony.