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The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan hoisted the national flag of Pakistan in a colorful ceremony, held at the Pakistan High Commission this morning.

Pakistani community members in the UAE on Friday celebrated the 78th National Day of Pakistan with traditional zeal and patriotic spirit at the premises of the Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai.

Performance of the UAE military contingent in the Parade was appreciated by all present in the parade ground. On the occasion special messages of President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister, Mr Shahid Khaqan Abbasi were also read. New-appointed air chief, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, then led a fly-past, followed by several other squadrons of the Pakistan Air Force as a salute to the head of the state.

Ambassador also thanked the friends of Pakistan in particular the UAE who always stood by it in hard times and contributed to its development.

"For India and Pakistan, the only solution for all issues is dialogue".

This year a total of 141 Pakistanis as well as foreign nationals will be conferred civil awards.

The president strongly condemned India for threatening regional peace by violations at the Line of Control and Working Boundary and killing innocent civilians.

Meanwhile, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, in his keynote address, warned India against "provocations".

He also stated that the issue of Kashmir can only be resolved in accordance with United Nations resolutions and wishes of the people of Kashmir.

He said that cooperation for worldwide peace is the base of the country's foreign policy, and that Pakistan extends a hand of cooperation to regional countries but it would be mistake if the gesture was taken as as sign of weakness.

Ambassador highlighted the importance of Pakistan-China friendship and said that both countries share the dream of development, peace and security in the region.

Pakistani right activist Asma Jahangir, who died last month in Lahore and often criticized the military's interference in civilian affairs, will also be honored.

He said Pakistan has also played important role for peace and stability in neighboring Afghanistan. He lauded the armed forces as well as the nation for eliminating terrorism from the country under operations Raddul Fasaad and Zarb-i-Azb.

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