Paris (Imran Y. CHOUDHRY): Defence and Martyrs Day of Pakistan was celebrated at an event held at the Embassy of Pakistan in France. Keeping in view the Covid-19 related restrictions, a dinner was arranged with limited number of guests, instead of a full-scale reception.
Mr. Jean-Bernard Sempastous, President France-Pakistan Friendship Group in the French National Assembly and Mr. Francois Pupponi, Vice President of the Group attended the event as Guests of Honour. Together with Charge d’Affaires a.i. Mr. M. Amjad Aziz Qazi and Defence Attaché Air Commodore Syed Muhammad Azmat Ali they laid a ceremonial floral wreathe to honour the martyrs and cut the cake.
Members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of French armed forces also attended the dinner.
Pictures highlighting the sacrifices of Pakistan armed forces were put on display along with the newly issued political map of the country. National anthems of both the countries were played on the occasion.