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The 70 year celebrations of Independence anniversary of Pakistan have started with the launch of official logo of the celebrations.

The logo was launched at an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad on Friday evening.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister of State of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the theme of celebrations is promotion of the cultural diversity of the country.

She said that the celebrations that will continue by the end of this year and will include culture of all the provinces, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan.

She said that during the celebrations Radio Pakistan, PTV and all other departments of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will arrange and broadcast special programmes depicting the culture of Pakistan.

The Minister of State said that the achievements of the government during the last four years for eradication of terrorism will also be highlighted. She said that due to the government's efforts and the sacrifices of the security forces the terrorism incidents have been reduced by 88 percent in the country. She said the achievements made in the energy, infrastructure, health, education and other sectors will also be highlighted.

Speaking on the occasion, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said that Pakistan is making progress in all spheres and there is no need to be disappointed.

He said Pakistan was achieved as a result of long democratic struggle. He said that the people of Pakistan have always supported the democratic process in the country. He said upholding of democracy in Pakistan is a vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Khawaja Saad Rafique appreciated cultural activities in Pakistan.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui said that despite a number of hurdles, the country is on the path of progress and development. He said that the 1973 constitution is a great blessing for the people of the country.


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