Mayor reviews Jashn-e-Azadi preparations

Mayor of Karachi, Wasim Akhtar has said that the nation will celebrate 71st Independence Day of the country with traditional fervor and zeal.
On this occasion, everyone will pay tribute to the great struggle of founders of the country and the nation besides reiterating its pledge to make the country strengthened and prosperous with unity, said a statement on Monday.
Jashn-e-Azadi programmes under Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have been finalized which include the Independence Day Programme to be held in the KMC Head Office and flag hoisting ceremony and holding of a special Azadi Mushaira in the KMC Sports Complex.
He said this while speaking in a meeting to review the arrangements for 71 Independence Day programmes which was attended by the metropolitan commissionr Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman, financial advisor Dr. Asghar Abbas Shaikh, senior director coordination Masood Alam, director media management Ali Hassan Sajid , director culture and sports Khursheed Shah and other officers.
Mayor Karachi said that our future lies in Pakistan and we have to make our homeland a hub of peace and tranquility.
He urged the people of Karachi to celebrate the independence day in a befitting manner by attending the programmes on the day.
He said, “We have to work for the betterment of our city and its progress and to make it a clean and green city where proper health, education and other basic facilities would be available for everyone.
It was informed in the meeting that the Mayor Karachi will go to the Mazare-e-Quaid in the morning of August 14 to attend the flag hoisting ceremony and will lay a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Karachi. The children will be given national flags and hand bands on this occasion.
Later, a rally of the KMC fire brigade will be held from Mazar e Quaid to KMC Head office which will be led by the Mayor.
Waseem Akhtar and elected local government representatives will also visit KMC hospitals on the independence day and meet patients whereas tree plantation campaign will be launched from flag staff house at 2p.m. The KMC has also arranged a sports festival on the independence day from August 8 to 16.—APP

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