B.C. New Democrat statement in celebration of Independence Day in Pakistan

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August 13, 2014

Bruce Ralston, the New Democrat spokesperson for International Trade, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day in Pakistan.

“On behalf of John Horgan and British Columbia’s New Democrat caucus, I would like to extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Pakistan Independence Day. It was on August 14, 1947 that Pakistan became a a sovereign nation.

“For decades, people of Pakistani descent have been making immeasurable, significant and long-lasting contributions to British Columbia. Our economy, our people and our culture have reaped profound benefits thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the Pakistani community.

“I hope British Columbians will take the opportunity to acknowledge those contributions and join in the celebrations taking place.

“Once again, on behalf of our entire caucus, Happy Pakistan Independence Day.”