BAHAWALPUR–The Independence Day of Pakistan was observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
The day began with Quran khawani and prayers for martyrs who sacrificed their lives for motherland and for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor hoisted the flag in a dignified ceremony at Abbasia Campus attended by faculty members, staff and students.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor in his address said that today is the most important day in our national history. This is the day when the Muslims of South Asia were blessed with freedom and a new Muslim country Pakistan emerged on the map of the world.
On this occasion a ceremony to distribute shields and certificates among faculty members and students for showing performance in co-curricular activities was also held at Ghulam Muhammad Ghotvi Hall.
Parliamentarian Syed Tabish Awari, Naseer Ahmed Nasir President Press Club and the representatives of civil society and media also attended the ceremony.