70th Independence Day observed in Balochistan


QUETTA, Aug 14 (APP): The 70th Independence Day of Islamic Republic
of Pakistan was observed on Monday in parts of Balochistan with national fervour and
The day began with special prayers in the mosques for unity, solidarity
and prosperity of the country.
21-gun salute was presented after the Fajar prayer to mark the day in
the provincial capital.
The principal ceremony was held at the “Sabzazar” of the Balochistan
Assembly which was attended by Chief Minister (CM) Balochistan Nawab Sana Ullah Khan
Zehri and Speaker Balochistan Assembly Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani.
The CM along with Speaker Balochistan Assembly hoisted national flag in
the premises of Balochistan Assembly.
Lieutenant General Aamir Raiz, Commander Southern Command and other
security forces officials attended the national flag hoisting ceremony.
Provincial ministers including former CM Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik, Nawab
Muhammad Khan Shahwani, Mir Asim Kurd Gailu, Mujeebur Rehman Muhammad Hassani,
Abdul Reheem Ziaratwal, Dr Hamid Khan Achakzai and senior civil officials were also
present on the occasion.
Addressing at a ceremony, the CM said that once again terrorist attacked
on security forces and citizens in Quetta for disrupting the celebrations of 70th
Independence Day of Pakistan.
He presented his salutation to the cops of security forces and
citizens who had been martyred two days back in a suicide terror attack.
He appreciated the security forces’ role who were playing important
role across the province in order to maintain peace.
He said that cowardly attack did not weak our commitments but these kind
of activities more strengthen the unity of a nation.
“China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other ongoing projects will remove prolong
deprivation of the province and will bring prosperity in the region”, he added.
He said that provincial government were taking solid measures to protect life of citizens
and property in the province.
He said “we have political disagreement but we all celebrated 70th Independence Day of
Pakistan as one platform with zeal and enthusiasm.
He reiterated “we put Balochistan on the way of development within
limited resources and short time”.
He also thanked former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who had
taken practical measures for progress of the province.
On the occasion, he announced Rs 5 lakh for the students of various schools who
presented national songs and plays in connection with the Independence Day, despite Rs
5 lakh was announced for Service and General Administration (S&GAD) of government
departments including Police, FC, Education, Sports and various public and private
organisations, schools that had also arranged seminars, conferences, exhibitions and
tableaus to celebrate the day with national spirit.
Different ceremonies were also held in connection with the Independence
Day in respective parts of the province including Quetta, Pishin, Mastung, Khuzdar, Kalat,
Nushki, Kharan, Chaghi, Turbat, Panjgur, Jaffarabad, Nasriabad, Sibi and other areas.