Afghan Independence Day marked in Islamabad
Former King Ghazi Amanullah achieved independence from Great Britain 94 years ago, though Afghanistan has never been a British colony.
Zardasht Shams, a spokesman for the Afghan embassy, told Pajhwok Afghan News Ambassador Omar Daudzai, Pakistan's States and Frontier Regions Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch, parliamentarians and diplomats attended the event.
National anthems of the two countries were played and a cake cut to mark the day, Shams said, adding a number of Pakhtun nationalist leaders and Pakistani politicians participated in the function.
Prominent among the participants were Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Abdur Rahim Mandokhel, Afzal Khan Lala, ex-interior minister Aftab Sherpao, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Mushahid Hussain and Shahzada Adnan Aurangzeb.
Apart from Afghan students, Qutbuddin Hilal, a member of the Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan also took part in the function, arranged by the Afghan embassy.
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