ISLAMABAD, August 31: On the occasion of 65th National Day of Malaysia, the High Commission of Malaysiain Islamabad led by MrDeddy Faisal bin Ahmad Sallehorganised a flag raising ceremony on 31 August 2022. It was attended by all Home Based Staff of the HighCommission and Malaysian citizens residing in Islamabad. The ceremony began with the singing of Malaysian national anthem ‘Negaraku’ and the raising of JalurGemilang – the name given to the Malaysian flag followed by the recitation of Rukun Negara by Immigration Attaché MrSharmanrizal bin Rustam. First Secretary Mr Nor Hazwan bin MohdHisham led the dua. In his speech, Acting High Commissioner MrDeddy Faisal bin Ahmad Salleh remarked that the bilateral relations between Malaysia and Pakistan have been established since the first moment of our independence in 1957. The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, HuseynShaheedSuhrawardy was among the distinguished guests who were present during the Proclamation of Independence at the Merdeka Stadium on 31 August 1957. A member of the Reid Commission who drafted the Malaysian Constitution is Justice Abdul Hamid, who was then the Judge of the High Court of Pakistan. Pakistan is also one of the earliest countries to recognize our independence. This strong relationship will continue to remain close and brotherly as we will always need each other at all times. The simple but meaningful ceremony concluded with all guests joining the singing of patriotic song “Warisan” led by Third Secretary MrNorAzuan bin Haji Ayub.