Nation celebrates 69th Independence Day with enthusiasm today
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The nation celebrates Independence Day with traditional fervour and enthusiasm on Saturday (today), pledging afresh to make the country a true Islamic welfare state as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. All major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been illuminated and decorated with national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings to give a festive look. The day will dawn with 31-gun salute in the federal and 21-gun salute at the provincial capitals. Special prayers will be offered for prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, unity of the Muslim Ummah and the success of the long struggle of the Kashmiris after Fajr prayers. It will be a public holiday day throughout the country. The main event of the day will be a flag hoisting ceremony at Convention Center in Islamabad where Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be the chief guest. It will be followed by the address of the prime minister to the nation. Flag hoisting ceremonies will also be held at the provincial capitals and district headquarters besides other important national institutions. A host of events, including seminars, conferences, lectures, debates, speech contests, exhibitions, quiz competitions, stage dramas and Mushairas have been arranged by different organizations in connection with the day.