The Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, while congratulating the nation on 72nd independence anniversary of Pakistan from the core of his heart, said that independence is a blessing for which our forefathers had rendered unprecedented sacrifices. On the other side, he said the people of Indian occupied Kashmir are still struggling for their independence as India is making the lives of Kashmiris miserable with unabated cruelties and genocide.
He said that today the whole Pakistani nation is celebrating Independence Day as Kashmir Solidarity Day. People of Pakistan stand with their Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their struggle for the right to self-determination and liberation from Indian occupation. India, by revoking the special status of occupied Kashmir has proved its traditional mean mentality. Every man of conscience has rejected the controversial Indian step, he said.
He said this Independence Day is of great importance because the freedom movement of occupied Jammu and Kashmir has entered its final phase. India does not know that it is fighting against a nation which takes bullets on its chest and raises the slogan of Pakistan Zindabad. He said Delhi ignored that martyrdom is the goal of this nation. Kashmiri people are sacrificing their lives for their freedom, he added.
He said that only those, who are deprived of freedom, can imagine the fruits of this blessing. The Chief Minister said that we salute those who sacrificed their lives in Pakistan movement. Getting a free motherland is the result of the hard struggle of Quaid-e-Azam and his companions and the realization of the dream of Allama Iqbal.
He said that this nation is passing through another revolutionary phase of its history for which complete unity is the only requirement. There is a dire need to be united by forgetting our mutual differences and disputes, he said. He said today we have to remember the sacrifices of those martyrs who laid down their lives for maintaining peace and security in the country and we pay homage to those martyrs. He said that 14 August is the day of self-accountability.
He said that there is a need to motivate people of Pakistan with the same spirit which was the driving force of their ancestors in the Pakistan Movement. He said that our motherland is calling us and we can only repay it by adopting the principles of unity and solidarity. The Chief Minister invited the countrymen to make a promise that we will continue our struggle for making Pakistan great, strong and prosperous by adopting the golden principles of father of the nation Faith, Unity and Discipline. The Chief Minister also vowed that the nation will safeguard the sovereignty of Pakistan at any cost.
A high-level meeting was held at Chief Minister’s Office under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in which it was decided to launch a new program for providing basic amenities of life to the citizens of rural and urban areas. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, while approving to launch a new program for providing necessities of life to the citizens at their doorsteps, said that 25 billion rupees will be spent on this program under which cleanliness system, provision of potable water and sewerage systems of cities and rural areas would be improved.
Inactive water supply and sewerage schemes would be restored whereas necessary machinery will be required for the cleanliness condition. The Chief Minister directed to resolve the affairs in connection with the implementation of this program immediately.