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Felicitation Messages on 72nd Pakistan Independence Day, 14 August 2018
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)
I am pleased to join you…in commemorating the 71st Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence. Founded in 1947, under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan is a nation with a diverse cultural heritage and rich history. Once again, I appreciate the opportunity to join you in celebrating the 71st Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence and wish you all a memorable event.
Gov. Jeff Colyer of Kansas
My sincerest congratulations on your 71st Anniversary of Independence. Such momentous occasions are a time to pay reverence to the memories of your national past, and to keep building up the friendships of the present. My fellow Kansans and I take the United States’ anniversary of independence to study our past, to plan for our future, and to build up friendships between people of goodwill everywhere. I wish you a safe and joyous time of reflection, celebration, and friendship…on August 14th.
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman House Foreign Affairs Committee
I write to send my congratulations to the people of Pakistan as you celebrate Independence Day. The United States and Pakistan have a long history of cooperation. As Chairman and a longtime member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Pakistan, and have been touched by the warmth of the people and their friendship. There is no greater bridge between our countries than the Pakistani Diaspora. This community has long kept me and others informed about U.S.-Pakistan relations, nurturing greater cooperation between the two countries.
Rep. J. Luis Correa (D-CA)
It is my honor to greet the people of Pakistan and the Pakistani-American community on Pakistan’s Independence Day. The U.S.-Pakistan relationship is of great importance to the longevity and prosperity of our two nations. As a member of the Department of Homeland Security Committee, I greatly appreciate the invaluable friendship our countries share. Pakistan’s central role in the security and stability of South Asia is crucial to American interests in that region. The United States enjoys a multifaceted relationship with the people of Pakistan, encompassing a wide scope of fields. The Pakistani-American community is a shared bond between our two countries. Pakistani-Americans are esteemed members of our communities and shining examples of the American Dream.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Ranking Member of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia
I send my greetings to the people of Pakistan and the Pakistani-American community on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day. I appreciate the significance of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship as well as the importance of the friendship between our two countries, our history of cooperation, and Pakistan’s role as an ally during the Cold War. I am committed to strengthening our bilateral relations and advancing our shared interests. Pakistan’s policies are pivotal to the stability of South Asia and to American interests in that region. The U.S. has a broad-based relationship with the people of Pakistan in areas ranging from education and health to energy and trade to democracy.
Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois
As Governor of the State of Illinois, I am delighted to welcome everyone to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan. Today’s celebration is a wonderful opportunity for Pakistani Americans…to rejoice in their rich heritage. Earning freedom is always a cause for celebration.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago
As Mayor and on behalf of the City of Chicago, it is my pleasure to congratulate the Pakistani community of Chicago on the celebration of the 71st Pakistan Independence Day. I encourage all Chicagoans to join the global Pakistani community in honoring Pakistan’s Independence Day. To memorialize our strong cultural bond, Chicago and Lahore became Sister Cities in 2007, a friendship and partnership we deeply cherish.
Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-IL)
I offer my congratulations on the 71st anniversary of Pakistani independence. It is important to celebrate this special occasion and I offer my best wishes for the continued success and prosperity of Pakistan and its people. As an ally of Pakistan, I believe the United States must continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Pakistan and Pakistani-Americans. The United States and Pakistan have a long history of working together on mutual interests, and I look to maintaining our close relations.