PAKISTANI MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN IRAN

  Wednesday, 15 August 2018
source: shiitenews

Billboards and banners felicitating Pakistan on its 72nd independence day have been put up across Tehran, the capital of Iran, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday. Pakistanís leading English daily noted that the text in Persian on the billboards, photos of which are available with Dawn.com, congratulates Pakistan on its independence anniversary and depict historical landmarks from the four provinces. The hoardings have been put on highways and bridges across the Iranian city.
The Iranian president had also extended an invitation to Khan to visit Iran after taking the oath, which was accepted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief.
Last month, the two countries pledged to further deepen their military cooperation.
"> Radio Pakistan reported that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also felicitated the Pakistani nation on the occasion.
Other news channels and newspapers such as 92 News, Express, etc., also gave prominent coverage to the Iranians sharing Pakistan Independence Day celebrations from Mashhad to Tehran and from Qom to other provinces.
Pakistanís Mashhad Consulate hosted a stall outside the diplomatic mission where Iranians largely visited and evinced their keen interest in deepened brotherly and friendly relations with Pakistani nation. They congratulated Pakistanis over their independence from the British colonial power.
Iranians adore Allama Iqbal very much. Iranian government has renamed many roads after founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal in Tehran and other provinces. Iranians are interested in learning Urdu. They hosts programmes in commemoration of Allama Iqbal and Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei had translated an Arabic book on the struggle of Muslims of undivided India into Persian language. That book appreciates the struggle of Mr. Jinnah and Iqbal and also reveres other leaders such as Mohammad Ali Johar.
In a call to prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had said that his country's relations with Pakistan are not only that of a neighbour but go deeper as the two countries share the same religious and cultural values.
"We want to develop special trade relations with Iran," Khan had told Rouhani in response, adding that Pakistan wishes to see further improvement in relations on the diplomatic level.
The Iranian president had also extended an invitation to Khan to visit Iran after taking the oath, which was accepted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief. Last month, the two countries pledged to further deepen their military cooperation.


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