In his message on Independence Day, the president called for joint efforts for development and prosperity of the motherland.
He urged the need to promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of the nation by turning despondency into hope.
In his message, the prime minister said: “we have to strengthen and reinforce state institutions so that they can play their prescribed role within the limits of law and the constitution.”
He said only a strong economy can ensure strong defence.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan desires positive and constructive relations with all countries and has made efforts to initiate the process of meaningful dialogue but unfortunately the expansionist designs of India have remained the main hurdle in this regard.