AT-KABUL: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul on Monday celebrated Pakistan’s Republic Day.
According to a press release issued by Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul, the ceremony was attended by sizeable members of Pakistani community including educationists, engineers, doctors, senior executives and businessmen.
Addressing participants of the ceremony, the Ambassador of Pakistan in Kabul, Syed Abrar Hussain highlighted the historical significance of the Day and paid tributes to the founding fathers that had rendered immense sacrifices for achieving a separate homeland.
The ambassador also spoke on AfPak ties and underscored the need for intensifying bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of trade, economy, culture and defense.
He said that Pakistan attached utmost significance to its ties with the brotherly country and would like to see a strong, stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan.
Talking of efforts to enhance trade with Afghanistan, the ambassador said that Pakistan had removed several trade impediments so as to facilitate and encourage bilateral trade. He stated that Pakistan had executed various projects in health, education and infrastructure sectors in Afghanistan which would tremendously benefit the Afghan people.
Syed Abrar Hussain said that Pakistan had planned to construct a motorway from Peshawar to Kabul and a feasibility study about the project would soon be commissioned. The motorway project will not only improve connectivity between the two neighbors and Central Asian States but would also bring economic prosperity to Afghanistan.