Pakistan Marks 70th Independence Day

By: Laura Steiner

Pakistan marked its 70th Independence Day on August 14.  Canadian Pakistan Association of Halton (CPAH) marked the occasion two days before with an evening of celebration at Milton Sports Centre, which, kicked off with an outdoor parade, and flag raising ceremony.

After the parade, the crowd moved inside to a hockey rink where seating was arranged for a concert, and children’s performance.

Children perform at Pakistan Independence Day celebration in Milton

Video messages from Milton Member of Parliament (M.P.) Lisa Raitt, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Indira Naidoo-Harris, as well as other dignitaries marked the day.

Pakistan was created on August 14, 1947.  For more on CPAH visit their website