Independence Day functions
LAHORE: Pakistan’s 58th Independence Day was celebrated with simplicity and solemnity by all units of the Lahore Garrison on Sunday.
Special prayers were offered for Pakistan’s integrity, solidarity, progress and prosperity after Fajr prayers at all units’ mosques. A two-gun salute was followed by a guard mounting ceremony by Punjab Rangers’ guards at the Mazar-e-Iqbal to pay homage to the great poet philosopher.
A flag hoisting ceremony was conducted by Brigadier Ghulam Mustafa Kausar, Lahore Corps chief of staff, at the Corps Headquarters in the presence of officers and jawans and the national anthem was sung.
Vice Chief of Army Staff General Ahsan Saleem Hyat’s message was read out to troops at special darbars held at units.
WAPDA: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) employees celebrated the 58th Independence Day of Pakistan in a simple and graceful manner. Special prayers were offered for the integrity, solidarity and progress of Pakistan after Fajr prayers in mosques of WAPDA colonies, said a press release issued on Monday.
At the main ceremony, WAPDA chief Tariq Hamid unfurled the national flag at the WAPDA House. WAPDA schools’ children sang the national anthem on the occasion. Functions were also held at WAPDA’s regional headquarters and projects.
Hamid distributed gifts to children of deceased WAPDA employees and the students present on the occasion. WAPDA members and officers and staff serving in Lahore were also present.
LCWU: A special Independence Day function was held at the Lahore College for Women University, organised by its Quaid-e-Azam and Quiz society, said a press statement on Monday.
Quiz and debate competitions on Pakistan’s history and Quaid-e-Azam’s life were organised along with a national songs’ contest to mark the event. Dean of Arts Dr Shagufta Zikriya was the chief guest on the occasion.
LGH: Social Welfare Minister Ashifa Riaz hoisted the national flag at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) to celebrate Independence Day.
The minister urged the participants to pledge loyalty to the nation, steer the country onto the path of progress and democracy and to fight extremism.
LGH Medical Superintendent Ejaz Ahmed Sheikh, Dr Ziaullah Cheema and Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi were present on the occasion.
UVAS: “We must remember the services of those who sacrificed their lives to achieve Pakistan,” said University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Manzoor Ahmed.
He was addressing students, teachers and university employees at a flag hoisting ceremony at the university on Sunday, said a press release.
He asked the youth to follow the principles of unity, faith and discipline as given by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and said these principles, if applied with honesty and dedication, would help achieve national progress and prosperity. staff report