In a statement issued on the eve of Pakistan's Independence Day, Hillary said, "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Pakistan as you celebrate 64 years of independence this August 14."
And added, "Since your independence in 1947, you have worked to build a strong nation that honours your distinct culture and history. Day in and day out you demonstrate your unique spirit and resilience as you strengthen security, economic stability, and democratic principles that will benefit all Pakistanis."
In the statement, she quoted Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and said, "If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people".
The former First Lady of the United States added, "On this joyous occasion, the United States joins you in celebrating the anniversary of Pakistan's birth, and we renew our commitment to working with the people of Pakistan to promote greater peace and prosperity for both our people."
Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on Aug 14 to commemorate it's separation from India on the same date in 1947.