ISLAMABAD, Aug 13 (APP): The 70th Independence Day of Pakistan to be celebrated on Monday across the country and in other parts of the world with a renewed pledge to safeguard the motherland against any threat.
According to Radio Pakistan, the pledge also include to make it a true Islamic welfare state as envisioned by founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The day will dawn with thirty-one gun salute in the federal and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial capitals.
Special prayers will be offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, unity of the Muslim Ummah and success of the long drawn struggle of Kashmiris after Fajar prayers.
The main event of the day will be flag hoisting ceremony at Parliament House premises. President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yong will jointly unfurl the national flag at the ceremony.
The President will address the nation on the occasion.
Radio Pakistan will broadcast a special day-long transmission on the Independence Day.
President for adherence to national goals for prosperity
President Mamnoon Hussain has said as the nation happily hoists the national flag today, it needs to reiterate the strong resolve to always uphold the values of determination and dedication for the objective of development of Pakistan.
“Today let us make a firm commitment that we will adhere to our national objectives and goals. This will pave the way for better governance. It will lead to maturity of democratic traditions and will also strengthen the process of national progress,” he said in a message on the Independence Day.
“Let us join hands for development and prosperity of the motherland by keeping aside our differences. Let us promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of our nation by turning despondency into hope in order to celebrate freedom in its true sense,” he added.
PML-N govt. determined to realize Quaid’s dream: PM
Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Quaid-e-Azam envisioned Pakistan as a modern democratic entity which faced myriad challenges.
He said the Pakistan Muslim League-N government, notwithstanding the confronting difficulties has made the realization of Quaid’s dream as its abiding mission.
He said the independence that nation achieved seventy years ago was an outcome of the unparalleled sacrifices made by its ancestors. Millions of Muslims rendered sacrifices for their future as well as for the future of their posterity.
“Today we are treading the path of prosperity and progress in a peaceful and dignified country because of those sacrifices. We are greatly indebted to our ancestors for their sacrifices and we can repay that debt only by making Pakistan a free and independent country,” the prime minister said in a message on 70th Independence Day.
Punjab CM felicitates nation on 14 Aug
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated the nation on the occasion of 70th Independence Day of Pakistan. In a message, the Chief Minister has said that Pakistan is the fruit of illustrious sacrifices and great struggles of millions of Muslims. He said that Allama Iqbal had dreamt of an independent and autonomous state which came true after a great struggle under the unmatched leadership of Qaid-e-Azam that is why August 14 is the most imperative day of our national history. He said freedom is a great blessing and fervent nations rejoice their independence day with full zeal and zest just like the way Pakistani’s are celebrating their 70th Independence Day today. He said that Muslims of the subcontinent crossed blood-streams for Pakistan however, despite achieving its objectives of creation of Pakistan have yet not achieved. Today is the day of self-accountability, therefore, we have to ponder over the reasons due to which we lack behind the other nations also we need to learn a lesson from our past mistakes and have to adopt the golden principle of hard-work for better future, he added. Shehbaz Sharif stressed upon the need of reviving the same spirit among the people as was at the time of creation of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is demanding just diligent work and diligent work to take it forward and each individual has to buckle down in his own capacity. He said to protect the blessings of freedom, mutual cooperation and well-being in the society has to be elevated and we have to get united to achieve the goals of Pakistan.