Caretaker chief minister punjab Dr. Hasan Askari presided over a high-level meeting at his office on monday to take a detailed review of devised security plan and arrangements of celebrations planned with regard to upcoming independence day in the province. The meeting finalized the security plan and details of celebrations scheduled for the august 14.
Addressing the meeting, chief minister said that 71th anniversary of the independence day is a great occasion adding that Pakistani nation will celebrate the independence day with full fervor and zeal.
Those who had sacrificed their lives during Pakistan movement are our heroes and nation pays its rich tributes to all those national heroes on this auspicious day. In fact, the benefaction and benevolence of Pakistan movement leaders and workers can never be returned by us, he said.
All the Muslims of the subcontinent were united under the great leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and they crossed rivers of blood and suffered tremendous pains to achieve the cherished goal of a motherland of their own.
He said a responsible social behavior should be exhibited on the independence day because freedom is bonded with responsibility.
Hooliganism or raucous behavior cannot be allowed in the name of freedom, he said. He said that buildings will be illuminated in a distinctive manner adding that best arrangements for the holding of independence day celebrations will be made.
As citizens are the core of celebrations, therefore, provision of facilities should be ensured to them, he directed. The administration should pull out all the stops for making best arrangements and special attention should be given to the security of the people.
The enemy is conspiring to destabilize Pakistan; therefore, we all have to fail the nefarious designs of the enemy by making collective efforts in this regard, concluded the chief minister.
The meeting was told that main function of independence day will be held at Hazoori Bagh with chief minister as its chief guest.
The chief minister will visit the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal where he will lay the floral wreath. Later, chief minister will raise the national flag at Alamgiri Gate.
Lord Mayor Lahore, commissioner Lahore division, DG LDA, CCPO Lahore, DIG (ops), DC Lahore and others attended the meeting.