Independence celebrations

Dignitaries and community leaders gathered to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the independence of Pakistan.

Saturday, 17th September 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:23 pm
Organisers and guests at the Pakistan Independence Day celebrations at Jack Hunt School EMN-161109-100725009

A celebration was held at Jack Hunt School on Saturday, with people from across Peterborough, including politicians, police officers and religious leaders gathering to mark the occasion.

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Abdul Choudhuri ,Chairman of Faizan e Madinah Mosque and President of the Pakistan Welfare Association Peterborough, welcomed the guests and said: “Sixty-nine years is not a long time in the history of nations but the progress the country has made is absolutely remarkable. A country where there was only one university at the time of independence which now has universities and colleges and educational institutions in almost every city is just one of the example.”