Obama greets Pakistanis on their National Day

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:51

Washington: Greeting people of Pakistan
on the occasion of its National Day, US President Barack Obama
today pledged to remain a partner of all Pakistanis who "seek
to build a future of peace and prosperity".

Sending his best wishes to the people of Pakistan and
all those of Pakistani descent in America and around the world
observing Pakistan National Day, Obama said: "Seventy years
ago, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and those of the independence
generation declared their dreams of self-determination and
democracy.

"Today, the people of Pakistan are carrying on the
great work of Quaid-e Azam," Obama said in his message issued
on the occasion of Pakistan National Day, being marked today.

"In these efforts, the American people are proud to
join in the education, health and economic partnerships that
can improve the daily lives of Pakistanis and their families,"
he said.

"Here in the United States, our country is enriched
by the many Pakistani Americans who excel as doctors, small
business owners, students, members of our armed forces and in
many other fields," he added.

"On this National Day, we give thanks for the
contributions of these fellow Americans, and the United States
pledges to remain a partner of all Pakistanis who seek to
build a future of peace and prosperity," Obama said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:51

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