LAHORE: Like the rest of the country, the Pakistan Day – to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940 – will be celebrated throughout the city with national commitment and new resolution to help overcome all crises and put Pakistan on the way forward.
Special prayers will be held for the security and prosperity of the country at all places of worship, including mosques, churches and temples, while many ceremonies at other places are also scheduled for today.
The day will dawn with a 21-gun salute at sunrise in Defence Phase 8. The national flag will be hoisted atop principal public and private buildings across the city.
The girl guides, boy scouts and students will take out rallies, while documentary films will be shown to schoolchildren and the public at large in all cinema houses.
Special ceremonies, walks and seminar will be held at many places, including the Governor’s House, the CM’s House, the Punjab University, GCU, Lahore College for Women University and other educational institutions.
All the departments of the Punjab University will remain open and celebrate the Pakistan Day on Sunday with zeal and zest, where walks, seminars, quiz competitions, tableau shows and other activities will be organised. The Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies would organise the screening of speeches of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a walk, a seminar, and a contest of national songs and poetic verses.
The PU Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology will organise a walk at 9am at the institute to observer the day and express solidarity with the Pakistan Cricket team for the T20 World Cup. Funds will also be raised for the victims of Tharparkar.
The PU Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) will also organise a seminar on ‘Significance of Pakistan Resolution’ at 10:30am at its auditorium, while the Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) will also arrange special programmes to mark the day.
Traffic: Meanwhile, the City Traffic Police (CTP) on Saturday finalised the traffic plan to ensure smooth flow of traffic on city roads on Pakistan Day.
CTP SP Rana Shujat said that six DSPs, 23 traffic inspectors and 241 traffic wardens would perform duties on the day, adding that the CTP had also made parking and other arrangements to ensure proper flow of traffic in the city.
He said that the SP (city) and the SP (Sadar) would monitor the arrangements, and that traffic police officials would also set up diversions on routes of various processions.
The CTP SP directed the circle officers to educate people about parking their vehicles only in parking areas to avoid inconvenience and traffic mess on roads.
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