Independence Day's activities gaining momentum
Various organizations have chalked out special programmes to mark the day.
Activities are picking up momentum throughout the country in connection with celebrations of the Independence Day.
National Flag is fluttering atop important public and private buildings as well as homes, shops and transport.
At a ceremony held at Jinnah Hall in Murree today, Provincial Minister and Convener of the Committee to Celebrate Independence Day in Punjab Raja Ashfaq Sarwar hoisted flag in the presence of local administration, party leaders and workers and notables of the area.
Speaking on the occasion, he said programmes have been chalked out at ward, mohallah, village, union council, tehsil, divisional and provincial level to celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner.
Schools and colleges have also drawn elaborate programmes in connection with Independence Day celebrations including declamation contests and sports activities.
Different political parties, social and literary organizations and labour unions have also planned functions and rallies to mark the Day.
Meanwhile, Rawalpindi Arts Council has also drawn a month-long programme to celebrate the Independence Day.
It will daily screen a documentary film based on Pakistan Movement at its premises in Rawalpindi. Other programmes include painting and photographic exhibitions, seminars, music contests, folk dances, mushaira, national songs and variety of programmes by disabled children.
A meeting chaired by Rawalpindi District Convener of Independence Day Celebrations Sardar Nasim and attended by DCO and heads of different departments reviewed arrangements made in the district to mark the day.
The meeting decided that important markets, business centres and public buildings would be profusely illuminated.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, various events including seminars, motorcycle and cycle rallies, declamation contests, speeches and national songs will be held to mark the day.
An inter-universities level speech contest has also been organized in Peshawar. The final of the contest will be held on 14th August.