Pakistan Day: Dignified Change of guards ceremony held at Mazar-e-Iqbal

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Mar, 2021. 09:40 am
Pakistan Day

A graceful Change of Guards ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore this morning as the nation observes Pakistan day.

According to the details, Pakistan Air Force jawans took charge of guard duty from Punjab Rangers.

Air Vice-Marshal Nadeem Akhtar Khan was the Chief Guest on the occasion who laid a floral wreath over the national poet’s grave and offered fateha.

Later, he paid rich tributes to the great philosopher while writing comments in Visitors’ Book.

The atmosphere was made patriotic by playing the national anthem and songs.

Pakistan Day is being celebrated with a renewed pledge to transform the country into a true Islamic and welfare state in line with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The day marks the adoption of the historic Lahore Resolution this day in 1940 that provided a framework for the realization of the goal of a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia.

National flag has been hoisted atop all major government buildings and Inter Services Public Relations has released a special song in connection with Pakistan Day.

In view of the third wave of Covid-19, all the events in connection with the day will be held ensuring compliance to SOPs.

An investiture ceremony will be held at Aiwan-e-Sadar in the afternoon where President Arif Alvi will confer awards and medals to personalities for their outstanding contribution in different fields.

Pakistan Day Parade, which is the main feature of the celebrations, will be held in Islamabad on Thursday in compliance with all the anti-COVID Standard Operating Procedures.

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