ISLAMABAD: The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Geoffrey Shaw sends his
warmest wishes to all Pakistanis this week as you celebrate both Eid-ul-Adha and Independence Day.
“My best wishes to all Pakistanis this week as you celebrate both Eid-ul-Adha and Independence Day.
These two important days remind me of the bonds of friendship between Australia and Pakistan. Australia is
home to more than 60,000 people of Pakistani origin, and more than 13,000 Pakistanis are studying in my
country. They make a wonderful and valued contribution to the Australian community and help bridge our two
countries. In towns and cities across Australia, they too will gather in celebration this week. They give me
confidence that relations between Australia and Pakistan – in trade, culture, sport and education – will
continue to grow.
Eid Mubarak and Pakistan Zindabad!”