Rona Ambrose, Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement today to mark the 69th Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence: “Today is the 69th Anniversary of Pakistan`s Independence. Celebrations will be held throughout the world, in which Pakistanis will participate in a number of parades, ceremonies, and other celebratory events. “Pakistan and Canada share an important relationship, and Canada is home to a large and vibrant Pakistani community. “Today is an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize the immense contributions of Pakistani-Canadians from all walks of life. “On behalf of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Pakistan Independence Day. “Happy Independence Day!”