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Govt Departments, Private Sector Celebrate Independence Day in Lahore


LAHORE– Different public sector departments and private sector held celebrations in connection with Independence Day on Wednesday with flag-hoisting ceremonies.

The day was celebrated with a resolve to stand by Kashmiris of Indian occupied Kashmir.

The rallies were organized on different roads with banners and national flags. Cake-cutting ceremonies were also held in the provincial capital.

CM, Governor hoist flag at Lahore Fort

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar has hoisted national flag at Alamgiri Gate of Lahore Fort on the eve of Independence Day today. National anthem was also played after the flag hoisting ceremony.

Chief Minister and Governor Punjab also paid their visit to Mizar-e-Iqbal at Hazoori Bagh and laid floral wreath. They offered Fateha on this occasion. The Chief Minister and Governor Punjab prayed for the progress, prosperity, stability and existence of the country and also prayed for the independence of Kashmiri people of occupied Kashmir from undue Indian oppression and tyranny.

The Chief Minister and Governor Punjab paid their glowing tributes to the ideology and philosophy of Poet of the East Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Chief Minister and Governor Punjab also hoisted Kashmiri flag along with scouts. Chief Minister and Governor Punjab listened the tunes of national songs from the bands of female school students.  

GCU academia celebrates Independence Day

The Government College University Lahore academia Wednesday celebrated the 72th Independence Day of Pakistan with special prayers for independence of Kashmir and prosperity of Pakistan.

Addressing the flag-hoisting ceremony at the university’s historical Bukhari Auditorium, Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Shah said that they stood in solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir who were braving the most brutal genocide perpetrated by the Indian government.


“We vehemently condemn the human rights violation of the innocent civilians at the hands of Indian army.  We also condemn the unlawful violations of the Line of Control and cruel targeting of the civilians living on the Pakistani side by the Indian army” he added.

The VC said that they must continue to raise their voice to unequivocally to support the Kashmiris’ quest for freedom and to compel the Indian government to let go of their contemptuous control of the Kashmiris against their will.

Prof Shah added that freedom was the inalienable right of every human being acknowledged by the UN Charter and the injunctions of all the religions of the world.

“Kashmiris deserve it as much as any other people of the world” he said.

Prof Hassan Shah also said that they still had a long way to go for realizing the dreams of our founder. “We should work hard and raise our educational levels to compete with the rest of the world and our neighboring country and to create a just equitable and tolerant Pakistan,” he concluded.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor along with academic heads hoisted the national flag in university’s Bukhari Auditorium while the entire GCU faculty and staff were in attendance. It was followed by presentation of mili nagmas by the GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society.

Alhamra ceremony

The 14th August Independence Day of Pakistan holds a prominent historical position not only in Pakistan but also in the Islamic world. Celebrations for the Independence Day are found all across the nation both on government and public levels.

The Independence Day at Lahore Arts Council was celebrated with great zeal and zest. Independence Day celebration at Lahore Arts Council started with the flag ceremony and prayers for the prosperity of the country.

The ceremony was attended by Chairperson Lahore Arts Council Ms. MoneezaHashmi, Executive Director Ather Ali Khan, staff members and other visitors. A large number of people dressed in green and white visited Alhamra Arts Council and enjoyed the programs organized by the Alhamra Arts Council under the supervision of E.D LAC Ather Ali Khan.

For the Independence Day celebations LAC was prepared numerous programs. A great number of people from all walks of life participated in the celebration and made it memorable.

On the occasion Executive Director of Lahore Arts Council Ather Ali Khan signified the importance of the Independence Day and said that we all should actively participate in the making the nation even greater. Furthermore, he also announced that we would work hard with devotion and dedication without a bit of negligence for the success of our country.

NESPAK celebrates Independence Day with fervor

NESPAK celebrated the 72nd Independence Day by arranging a simple but impressive ceremony at NESPAK House, Lahore here on August 14, 2019. The ceremony was started with recitation from the Holy Quran and prayers were made for the national unity and progress of the country.

On this occasion, Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, hoisted the national flag amid Independence Day drill performed by NESPAK security guards and national anthem was played.


Speaking on the occasion, MD NESPAK expressed one’s love for the country and its importance. He said that all employees at NESPAK are just like a family and everyone should make his contribution by working hard for the Company.

On this occasion, the MD gave away shields to those employees who demonstrated good performance during the year. In the end, MD NESPAK cut a cake along with senior officials to mark the celebration. A large number of NESPAK officials attended the ceremony.— LAHORE MIRROR