ON the occasion of the National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Pakistan Club chairman Rehan Ahmed has the following message:
“On behalf of Pakistan Club, its executive board, club members and the Pakistani community, it gives me immense pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to His Majesty King Hamad, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and the people of Bahrain on the occasion of the National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
“The Pakistani community in Bahrain is a large and vibrant one, closely connected with our Bahraini brethren.
“We share similar beliefs, culture, traditions, religion and social norms and the Pakistani community have been living in the country for the past many decades.
“The Kingdom of Bahrain is homeland to more than 120,000 Pakistani people.
“This can be gauged from the fact that soon after the emergence of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in August 1947, the Pakistan Club in Bahrain was founded in February 1948.
“The Pakistani community along with our Bahraini brethren will be commemorating the 50th National Day of Bahrain with great fervour and enthusiasm.
“Special programmes have been planned including a music programme to be held at the club today and grand celebrations to be held tomorrow with performances by school children, highlighting the efforts of the Pakistani diaspora.
“Cricket, hockey and volleyball tournaments have also been organised.
“On this occasion, Pakistan Club Bahrain is also launching its first monthly newsletter ‘Mahnama Bahrain’.
“Under prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing norms, the community is organising programmes in various areas of the country to keep the momentum of celebrations which will last till the end of the month.
“This shows our deep love and affection towards Bahrain’s leadership and its people, signifying the dynamic role of His Majesty King Hamad and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, towards this beautiful country and friendly people.
“Long live Bahraini-Pakistani friendship.”