Dubai's Burj Khalifa to go white and green on Pakistan Day

08:20 PM | 22 Mar, 2018
Dubai's Burj Khalifa to go white and green on Pakistan Day
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DUABI - Burj Al Khalifa, the tallest and most famous skyscraper in the world, will light up with the colours of the Pakistani national flag on Friday evening to celebrate the country's 78th Resolution Day.

The ADNOC building in Abu Dhabi will also showcase the Pakistani flag.

The event will take place at 7pm.

Also, on March 23, flag hoisting ceremonies will be held at the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Pakistan Consulate General in Dubai at 8.30am. In the capital, a speech by by Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates and in Dubai will be followed by a flag hoisting ceremony, whereas the hoisting in Dubai will be done by Syed Javed Hassan, Pakistan Consul General of Dubai.

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Last year, a spectacular LED illumination of Pakistan National flag on Burj Al Khalifa mesmerized people when they gathered there to watch it in the night.

Pakistan Day is celebrated to mark the Lahore Resolution on March 23 each year. The Lahore Resolution, which is also called Pakistan Resolution, passed on March 23, 1940, is considered a major milestone in the struggle for an independent state, which was later called Pakistan. This was the first forum where Muslims of the Indian subcontinent formally demanded a separate homeland for themselves.

With a population of over 1.2 million, Pakistanis are the second largest national group in the UAE after Indians, constituting 12.5% of the country's total population. They are the third largest overseas Pakistani community, behind the Pakistani diaspora in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.