South Asian Canadians

Pakistani Flag hoisted at Edmonton’s City Hall

Pakistan Canada Association of Edmonton (PCAE) hoisted Pakistan’s flag on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence day (Jashn e Aazadi) at Edmonton’s city hall yesterday.

It is said that this was the first time such a ceremony took place for the Pakistani community in Edmonton as stated by PCAE: “By the blessings of Allah and the efforts of Pakistan Canada Association of Edmonton Leadership, for the first time in the history of Edmonton, Pakistani Flag will be hoisted at the Edmonton’s City Hall.”

On behalf of PCAE Executive Committee, Jashn e Aazadi Mubarak to all Pakistanis

A live impromptu video was posted by the Pakistan Canada Association of Edmonton’s (PCAE) Facebook page.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Statement on Pakistan’s Independence Day:

“Today, we join the Pakistani community in Canada and around the world to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.

“Canada established diplomatic relations with Pakistan in 1947, shortly after its independence. Since then, we have enjoyed a strong relationship, rooted in close ties between people in our two countries. Today, Canada is home to more than 215,000 Pakistani-Canadians.

“Canada looks forward to continuing to work with Pakistan to further strengthen our relationship. Together, we can advance issues that matter to people in both our countries, including tackling the climate crisis, promoting trade and investment, defending human rights, and advancing peace and security.

“Today, let’s celebrate the important contributions that Canada’s Pakistani community has made to our country. On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my best wishes to everyone celebrating Pakistan’s Independence Day, here in Canada and around the world.”