Justin Trudeau congratulates Pakistani-Canadian community on 70th independence day

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has congratulated Pakistanis residing in Canada and around the world as the community celebrates Pakistan’s 70th Independence anniversary with passion and enthusiasm.

“Today, we join Pakistani communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate seven decades of Pakistan’s independence,” Trudeau said in a proclamation issued on Independence Day.

“Our two countries established a diplomatic relationship shortly after Pakistan was declared a sovereign nation in 1947. We continue to work together to advance shared priorities, including governance and democracy, regional security, poverty reduction, polio eradication, trade, defence, and the fight against climate change.

“The people-to-people connections between Canada and Pakistan are older still. People from what is now Pakistan first migrated to Canada well over a century ago and, since then, our connections have continued to grow.

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