The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Pakistan’s Independence Day:
“Today, Pakistani communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.
“Canada and Pakistan established diplomatic relations in 1947. Our relationship, rooted in generations of people-to-people ties, has only grown stronger in the decades since. Today, more than 215,000 Canadians of Pakistani ancestry continue to make important contributions to our communities and our country, every day.
“Pakistan and Canada collaborate closely in many international organizations, including the United Nations and the Commonwealth. We look forward to continuing to deepen our relationship and advance important issues for people in both our countries, including climate change, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and trade and investment.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Pakistan’s Independence Day, here in Canada and around the world.”
Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie, tweeted Pakistan Zindabad and wrote, “Today, we celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the thousands of Pakistani Canadians who proudly call #Mississauga home. A special thanks for all your generosity during #COVID19. Our community thanks you. #PakistanZindabad”
Brampton Mayor, Patrick Brown, tweeted two video messages, and wrote, “Happy #PakistanIndependenceDay! Today, we celebrate the 50,000 plus Pakistani Canadians who proudly call #Brampton home. We celebrate their history, their culture and their contributions to Canada.”