Staff Reporter Peshawar
The national flags, green badges, stickers and models of historical buildings have started attracting a large number of people, children, women and youth in Peshawar ahead of Independence Day’s celebrations of Pakistan.
With only eight-day left in 74th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan, preparations have picked up momentum in Khyber Pakthunkhwa including Peshawar where people started decoration of their houses and vehicles with colourful buntings while national flags are hoisting on government and private buildings looking festive look especially at nights.
In Peshawar, great enthusiasm was being witnessed among people, women, children, youth and young generation, who were decorating their houses, bungalows, vehicles, Government and private buildings by expressing their immense love for Pakistan.
Shopkeepers, booksellers and makeshift vendors have setup special stalls being visited by a large number of people mostly children and youth and are purchasing national flags, green caps, buntings and models of historical buildings including Islamia College Peshawar, Quaid e Azam tomb, Ziarat Residency and Minar e Pakistan.
“I have purchased 200 green badges, 100 national flags and Islamia College Peshawar’s model to celebrate independence day in most befitting manner with family members and friends,” said Malika Khan, a third grade student of a private school while busy in shopping at Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar told.
She said the idea behind selection of Islamia College’s model was to pay rich tributes to the services offered by its students during Pakistan Movement and spreading the message of Father of the Nation, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
“I would share these green badges and national flags with my sister and brothers besides relatives on the eve of Jashine Azadi celebrations.
We will collectively come to Peshawar again to see national flags’ hoisting ceremonies on August 14,’” she said.
Like Malaika Khan, a large number of students, girls and boys were seen in shops on Friday and purchased national flags, badges, stickers and historical models to celebrate Independence Day with national enthusiasm.
The printers at Mohalla Jahangi, a hub of printing industry near Qissa Khwana has received overwhelming orders from public, government and private organizations regarding printing of national flags, green badges and stickers on occasion of independence day.