Pakistan Observer

Independence Day celebrated Flag hoisted at Mazar-e-Quaid

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - Karachi—The main flag hoisting ceremony was held in the provincial capital to mark the 66th Independence Day of Pakistan at the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah here Tuesday.

Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah hoisted the national flag, while the national anthem was also read.

Total 65 pigeons were also freed in the air on the occasion of the Independence day of the coun-try.

The students of different schools wearing color outfits also presented various national songs, which were highly appreciated by the audience.

Representatives of Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Airforce and Pakistan Rangers Sindh also visited Mazar-e-Quaid, laid floral wreaths and offered fateha for the soul of Quaid-e-Azam and prayed for prosperity and development of the country.

Foreign ambassadors, seior government officials and people in large number also visited the Mazar-e-Quaid to show their affection for the founder of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Army joined the nation in the celebra-tions of 65th Independence Day of Pakistan with traditional zeal and fervour.

An ISPR press release issued here on Sunday said that the day dawned with special prayers for prosperity of Pakistan.

A 21-gun salute was also pre-sented in the provincial metropo-lis.

Special flag hoisting ceremo-nies were carried out at various headquarters and units. The mes-sage of Chief of the Army Staff was read on this occasion.

A smartly turned out contin-gent of the Pakistan Naval Acad-emy cadets mounted guard at the Quaid’s mausoleum.

Representatives of three ser-vices laid a wreath at the Mazar of Quaid-e-Azam and offered Dua.

Special get togethers were held highlighting the importance of the Day.

Rangers lay floral wreath on Quaid’s mausoleum

On the other hand, to pay homage to the Father of the nation on the occasion of 66th Independence Day of Pakistan on Tues-day, a floral wreath was laid at the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Muham-mad Ali Jinnah by the the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh).

The Deputy Director of the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, Brig. Muhammad Rafique Khan laid the flo-ral wreath and offered Fateha.

Brig. Basit and other senior officials of Rangers were also present on the occasion, the spokesman of Rangers said.—APP

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