Pakistanis celebrate country’s Diamond Jubilee with traditional diligence and zeal, with commemorative ceremonies are held in today in different cities.
According to Radio Pakistanthe day has come with 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salute in provincial headquarters. Prayers were offered for security and progress of Pakistan and prosperity of in people- the message says.
Turn of The guard ceremony was also held in the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi.
75th anniversary celebration of independence, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif promised transform country into economic power.
Speech at the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Jinnah Convention Center in Islamabad, he stressed need for a national dialogue and reaching consensus on charter of economy in order transform Pakistan to economic power.
“If we can become a nuclear power, we can also become economic power but for It is we who must strive day and night and prove to world that we are no less anyone” prime minister said.
“Pakistan movement is a lesson for everyone,” he said, adding that no amount of obstacles can keep a nation from achieving its goals once it decides path.
Prime Minister Shehbaz also called on the nation to play a role in countries development following the principles of Quaid-i-Azam of united, faith and discipline. He also said the nation should define mistake of in past in order avoid repeating them in in future.
“Great sacrifices of our ancestors
Previously, in individual messages, prime minister and President Arif Alvi congratulated the country on 75 years old of independence.
In their messages, they said that this day is reminiscent of us of sacrifices made by our founding fathers under dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam, Radio Pakistan reported.
The President said today that we also confirm our resolve support the ideology of Pakistan and transform the country into an ideal modern Islamic welfare state.
In his message, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan has the necessary tools hug everyone challenges. He stressed that the country honors the exceptional efforts of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his companions who led to creation of Pakistan, which he called “our independent homeland”.
“We also to pay tribute to great sacrifices made by our ancestors in in struggle for freedom.”
Foreign minister said journey of in past 75 years have seen ups and downs, adding Pakistan struggled against every chance.
“However, we have always overcome these challenges with resilience and perseverance. it’s a question of great pride in being a ministry of Foreign Affairs is part of of it’s been a journey since the beginning and has been working hard ever since to keep national the flag is high over in world.”
He said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was continuing follow foreign policy Goals set by the founders of the country.
“Ministry of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains its position first line of decision for our country. We are fully aware of realities of in new world through which we have to go with caution and foresight.”
Bilawal said Pakistan stands tall as a modern state while maintaining its historical identity, adding: “We are a nation with our eyes on in future.”
“We will reflect on in future outline way forward for peace, prosperity and development of our homeland,” he concluded.
On this occasion President Alvi also awarded civilian awards on 253 Pakistani citizens and foreigners. Citizens were given with awards for showing excellence and courage in different fields, Radio Pakistan reported.
The president also assigned military awards on officers and soldiers of Pakistani army, navy and air force.
The President presented two Sitara-i-Basalat, 68 Tamga-i-Basalat, 33 Imtiazi Asnad, 68 COAS Commendation Cards, 22 Hilal-i-Imtiaz (military), 102 Sitara-i-Imtiaz (military) and 130 Tamga-i. -Imtiaz (military).