Nation set to celebrate 70th Independence Day Tomorrow

Main event of day will be flag hoisting ceremony at Convention Center in Islamabad. The nation celebrates Independence Day tomorrow, 14th August with traditional zeal with pledge to safeguard the country against any threat and make it a truly Islamic welfare state as envision 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 at the provincial capitals. Special prayers will be offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, unity of the Muslim Ummah and for the success of the long drawn struggle of the Kashmiris after Fajr prayers. The main event of the day will be a flag hoisting ceremony at Convention Center in Islamabad where President Mamnoon Hussain will be the chief guest. He will address the nation on the occasion. A simple but graceful Change of Guard ceremony will be held at Mazar-e-Iqbal on Sunday morning. Flag hoisting ceremonies would also be held at the provincial capitals and district headquarters besides other important national institutions. Meanwhile, all the major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been decorated with illuminations, national flags, and portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings to give a festive look.  

Radio Pakistan Special Transmission 

Radio Pakistan will broadcast a special full day transmission on the Independence Day.

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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will perform the groundbreaking of Shorkot-Khanewal Section of M-4 today. The project will be completed at a cost of around twenty-two billion rupees in two years. After completion, the project will improve the country’s vital north-south road network and promote economic growth, create jobs and ensure regional connectivity. Motorway M-4 Faisalabad-Multan 240 kilometers is divided into four sections. Faisalabad-Gojra and Khanewal-Multan sections have already been completed, while work is underway on Gojra-Shorkot section. Work on the fourth section of Shorkot-Khanewal will begin today. Shorkot-Khanewal section is divided into two packages including Shorkot-Dinpur (31 kms) and Dinpur-Khanewal (34 kms), in order to ensure its in-time completion. The M-4 is also a step towards positioning Pakistan to act as a transit artery for goods moving between the port city of Karachi and Gwadar in the south to Torkham on the northern border with Afghanistan. Overall 240-km long project will cut down travel time between Faisalabad and Multan to less than two hours. In future, this project will become a part of the Sukkur-Multan Motorway. It will eventually link the ports with the land-locked regions of Central Asia.

Imran is trying to divide nation on independence day: Rashid

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said that Pakistan's destination to progress is only possible through parliament. In an interview today, he said that Pakistan came into being due to democratic and constitutional struggle.  Even today real change is possible via politics of parliament and democracy. The Information Minister said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah used democratic and legal ways for the right of Indian Muslims. We can achieve goals of Pakistan's establishment by following principles of Pakistan's founder. PTI Chief Imran Khan is trying to divide the nation on the national day, which stands for national unity. In a statement, he said Imran Khan gives the enemy an opportunity to mock at by staging protest on the Independence Day every year. It is a fact that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's name is not among those who possess offshore companies, whereas Imran Khan and his cronies possess offshore companies. Imran Khan is doing the politics of baseless allegations, which will serve neither him nor the country.

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