Islamabad (Adnan Hameed): A special musical concert was organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan to commemorate the 100th Birth Anniversary of Heydar Aliyev, the National leader of Azerbaijan was held on Tuesday in a private hotel in Islamabad.
The event was witnessed by the ambassadors of different countries, bureaucrats, and friends of Azerbaijan along with a large number of media outlets.
The event started with the national anthems of both the countries Azerbaijan and Pakistan, after which a special documentary film was also shown regarding the professional life of the national leader of Azerbaijan.
ln addition, a group of Azerbaijani musicians comprising of Ms. AlamaKhanim – Mugham Singer, Mr. Massim Islamov – Tar Player, and Mr Alvin Novruzov – Kamancha player, gave performances with distinctive national characteristics at the commemoration ceremony and received good applause from the audience with their performance.
Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Mr. Abdul Qadir Patel witnessed the event as a Chief Guest.
During his opening remarks, Mr Khazar Farhadov, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan said: the year 2023 was declared the “Year of Heydar Aliyev” in our country, and this important occasion is being celebrated solemnly in Azerbaijan and abroad.
Every nation has genius personalities who played the role of saviors in the history of national freedom and independence.
Heydar Aliyev proved that he was a visionary and decisive politician when he first led the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic from 1969-1982. As a result of the intense activities of Heydar Aliyev, great successes were achieved in the economy, industry, agriculture, education, and culture.
Numerous industrial enterprises, cultural and educational centers, and medical institutions were built. New mass housing and roads were built, and gas lines were laid in remote areas. In those years when Heydar Aliyev led Azerbaijan, the solid foundation of state independence was laid.
When Heydar Aliyev came to power, he eliminated chaos and anarchy, economic and political difficulties in the country.
The Agreement of the Century, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, and other internationally important projects are connected with the name of Heydar Aliyev. As a result of the great leader’s wise policy, high-speed socio-economic development was ensured in Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan became a country with a strong position in international relations. Thanks to him, the independence of Azerbaijan became eternal.
Ambassador Farhadov said Heydar Aliyev is the architect of the development of Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations. He attached great importance to Pakistan.
On 9-11 April 1996, Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to Pakistan. Several documents were signed between Azerbaijan and Pakistan during the visit. That visit played an irreplaceable role in the development of relations between the two countries.
He said about 2 countries: “Pakistan and Azerbaijan have very good and friendly relations. These relations are based on our ancient historical traditions. It is no coincidence that Pakistan is one of the first states to recognize the independence of our country after Azerbaijan declared its independence.”
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attaches great importance to Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations, which were constructed by Heydar Aliyev. The ties between the two brotherly countries are at a high level in all fields.
The concert also featured a photo exhibition on the professional life Heydar Aliyev was held at the event. The musical evening ended with a lavish dinner and networking with musicians.