Change of guards held at Iqbal’s mausoleum

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A prestigious change of guards ceremony was held here on Friday at mausoleum of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal on the 141st birth anniversary of the national poet who envisioned a separate homeland for the Muslims of British India.
An agile yet smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in immaculate whites assumed ceremonial guard duties with traditional spirit and enthusiasm.
The contingents of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Rangers formed up outside the Mausoleum and took positions where both the outgoing and incoming guards were inspected by Station Commander (Navy) Lahore, Commodore Naimatullah.
Marching to the band tunes, the Naval contingent took positions at the four corners of the Mausoleum.Simultaneously, Rangers were ceremoniously moved out by their Officer-in-Charge
The ceremonial guard mounting was followed by floral wreath laying at Iqbal’s Mausoleum by Station Commander (Navy) on behalf of Chief of the Naval Staff, officers, sailors and civilians of Pakistan Navy.
Later on, Station Commander offered Fateha and recorded his impression in the visitor’s book.The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of military, and civil officials.—APP

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