The country celebrates its 69th Independence Day on Friday (today) with national zeal and commitment to nation building as envisioned by the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
The day will begin with special prayers for the progress of the country and flag hoisting ceremonies in the federal and provincial capitals and scores of other government installations across Pakistan.
In their messages on the Independence Day, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the nation to work for the progress and prosperity of the country as envisaged by the Quaid-e-Azam. The president said that Pakistani nation is celebrating the 69th Independence Day with the conviction that this day will be a harbinger of political, economic and social stability.
PM Nawaz Sharif in his message said that Independence Day is being celebrated with the pledge to continue the struggle with unity and oneness for the objectives for which Pakistan was created.
Award for excellence
On the occasion of the 69th Independence Day, President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred 156 civil awards on citizens of Pakistan as well as foreign nationals for showing excellence and courage in their respective fields. The investiture ceremony will take place on Pakistan Day, 23rd March, 2016, said a statement.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2015.