At a reception held to mark 48th National Day of Oman, participants greeted the host Ambassador Sheikh Mohammad Omar Ahmed Al-Marhoon on the historic day and prayed for the health and long life of the Ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Each year, Oman celebrates National Day on November 18 that also happens to be the birthday of His Royal Highness. A large number of diplomats, parliamentarians, Oman nationals working in Pakistan, their families, Arab countries’ ambassadors and friends of Oman attended the event. Parliamentarians of the ruling party and those from the Opposition benches also participated in the event. Religious scholars and members of the civil society also attended the event.