WASHINGTON, Aug 13: In an Independence Day message to the Pakistanis, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured them that the United States was committed to helping Pakistan become a stable and secure state.
“Today, we take time to honour your sacrifices and renew our support for a stable and secure Pakistan for generations to come,” she said.
Secretary Clinton also reminded the Pakistani people that the founder of their state, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, dreamt of a vibrant, self-reliant Pakistan, “a goal we all share”.
She noted that since 1947, Pakistan “has persevered in the face of immense challenges to build upon the democratic ideals” of its founders.
“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the government and people of Pakistan.”—Correspondent