CS orders foolproof security on I-Day

Chief Secretary Punjab Akbar Durrani on Tuesday ordered the divisional commissioner and deputy commissioner to ensure foolproof security on the eve of Independence Day.
Presiding over a meeting to review arrangements regarding Independence Day celebrations, the Chief Secretary said that the security plan be implemented in letter and spirit. He said that all departments, keeping close liaison, should organize programmes jointly in order to celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner.
He directed the deputy commissioner to ensure participation of people from all walks of life especially minorities, transgender and special persons. He added that philanthropists should be encouraged for organizing Independence Day ceremonies at hospitals, jails, old age homes.
He directed the officer to start day of 14 Augustwith Quran Khwani and prayers for progress and solidarity of the country in mosques. He also issued instructions regarding making massive tree plantation a part of Independence Day celebration besides ensuring arrangements for smooth flow of traffic around historic and recreational places. Additional Chief Secretary Home Capt (r) Nasim Nawaz told the meeting that necessary directions about security measures have been issued to districts.
The meeting was briefed that ceremonies would be organized at provincial, divisional, district and tehsil level to celebrate Independence Day with national zeal and zest. In Lahore, main ceremony of flag hoisting would be held at Hazori Bagh. Speech and essay competitions, seminars, symposiums, sports activities, national songs contests and others events would be arranged in schools, colleges, universities at union council, tehsil, district, division and provincial level.

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