Islamabad (APP): A flag hoisting ceremony was held at Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in New Delhi, India on Monday to celebrate 70th independence anniversary of the country.

The day was celebrated by the participants with national spirit and enthusiasm.

Pakistan's flag was raised by Acting High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah at an impressive ceremony held on the Chancery's lush green lawns, a message received here from New Delhi said.

Syed Haider Shah, Acting High Commissioner, read out the Independence Day messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

A student of Pakistan High Commission School, Iman Sarwar, delivered a speech, while other students of the school presented national songs and tableaus.

Mrs. Palwasha Haider, the wife of Acting High Commissioner, gave away prizes and gifts to teachers and children of the school.

Acting High Commissioner also performed the cake cutting ceremony of 70th anniversary.