A number of ceremonies were held in the federal capital on Saturday to celebrate the Independence Day and stakeholders from the public sector and the private both pledged to make their homeland a peaceful, progressive and prosperous country.
A flag hoisting ceremony was held at the National Highways and Motorways Police Headquarters Islamabad and Deputy Inspector General (Headquarters) Asghar Ali Yousafzai inaugurated the function by hoisting the national flag.
The event was attended by senior police officers, employees, their families and children.
A cake was also cut on the occasion.
While addressing the participants after unfurling the flag, DIG Asghar Ali Yousafzai said freedom of the beloved homeland is the fruit of eternal sacrifices and no sacrifice should be spared for the sake of security and pride of Pakistan.
On this occasion, special prayers were offered for the security, peace and order, development, independence of Kashmir and elevation of the ranks of martyrs. DIG Asghar Ali Yousafzai also distributed special gifts among the children
Sustainable Social Development Organization and the Women Journalists Association of Pakistan also celebrated the 75th Independence Day by cutting a cake.
Addressing the event, President Women Journalists Association of Pakistan, Fauzia Rana said 14th August was the most important day in our lives.
She said on this day, Pakistan emerged on the world map as a free nation. This day is the symbol of our individual and collective happiness.
Executive Director SSDO, Syed Kausar Abbas said that 14th August was an important day for us because our elders laid down unparalleled sacrifices for the cause of this freedom.
Vice-president of the Women Journalists Association Myra Imran said August 14, 1947 was a day marked by sacrifices.
She said Muslims had mapped out a separate homeland for their future generations, which is why we are breathing in free air today.
Managing Director of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar planted a sapling, after the Flag Hoisting Ceremony.
On the occasion, daily wage workers, labourers and other deserving persons were invited to participate in the ceremony and have luncheon at Panahgah at Tarnol.