Moroccan ambassador hosts King’s enthronement anniversary in Islamabad

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad:  Ambassador of Morocco to Pakistan Mustapha Salahudine hosted a colorful reception to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammad VI of Morocco here at a Local hotel in Islamabad on Saturday. Moroccan Envoy Mustapha Salahudine greeted the guests as they arrived to attend the event.

Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid was the chief guest of the ceremony while Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana was prominent among the guests. The key feature of the Moroccan envoy’s reception was domination of business community, diplomats, dignitaries and prominent citizens from different walks of life at the event.

The ceremony was started with the playing of national anthems of both Pakistan and Morocco. Morocco ambassador along with chief guest Senator Pervaiz Rashid and others guest cut the cake.

On the occasion the Information Minister conveyed his heartiest felicitations to the government and people of Morocco over the anniversary. The minister said relations of Pakistan and Morocco were marked by mutual feelings of brotherhood and friendship.

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Enthronement of King Mohammad VI of Morocco day is also called Throne Day means as Feast of the Throne, which is a public holiday in Morocco that commemorates the enthronement of the incumbent monarch. Since 1999, it has been celebrated on July 30.

The Kingdom of Morocco is a constitutional monarchy. The head of state is the King of Morocco who holds vast legislative and executive powers. His decrees (dahirs) have the force of law. The King also has the right to dissolve the parliament (however, he must consult the Prime Minister and the President of the Constitutional Court first).

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Throne Day was established when Morocco gained independence and the title of Sultan was replaced with the title of King. Mohammed VI became King of Morocco on July 23, 1999 following the death of his father King Hassan II. The ceremony of enthronement took place a week later, on July 30, in the capital city of Rabat.

The Writer is Editor Daily Online News Paper “The Fortress” He can be reached at arifqoreshi@gmail.com

 

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