Despite heavy rain in most parts of the Hazara division, Independence Day was celebrated with zeal and fervour to pay homage to the people who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
Flag hoisting ceremonies, public gatherings and rallies were organised by the district administrations, political and religious parties and different organisations, all major public and private buildings of the cities in the Hazara division were also decorated with illumination, flags and banners which amplified the enthusiasm of the masses.
People, youth and students took to the street with vehicles, motorcycles decorated with national flags, wearing green and white shirts, trousers, shalwar kameez and painted their faces and bodies with the national flag.
Major buildings in Abbottabad, Haripur and Manshera were decorated with illuminating lights, while the flag of Pakistan was also hoisted on them. Last night, many people, including families, came out to see the beauty of decorated buildings with Pakistani flags and lights.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2021.
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