Change of Guard ceremony held at Iqbal’s mausoleum

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Change of Guard ceremony held at Iqbal's mausoleum

LAHORE, Nov 9 (APP): A prestigious change of guard ceremony was held here on Wednesday at mausoleum of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal to mark 139th birth anniversary of the great poet-philosopher who dreamt of a separate homeland for Muslims of the Sub-continent.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in immaculate
whites, assumed ceremonial guard duties with traditional spirit and
stalwart enthusiasm.
Contingents of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Rangers formed
up outside the mausoleum (Mazar) and took positions alongside where both the outgoing and incoming guards were inspected by the Station
Commander (Navy) Lahore, Commodore Sajid Mahmood Shahzad.
Marching to the band tunes, the Naval contingent took
positions at the four corners of the Mazar. Simultaneously,
Rangers were ceremoniously moved out by the officer-in-charge.
The ceremonial guard mounting was followed by floral
wreath laying at the Mazar of Allama Iqbal by Station
Commander (Navy) on behalf of Chief of the Naval Staff,
officers and men of Pakistan Navy.
Later, Station Commander offered Fateha and recorded his
impression in the visitors’ book.
Speaking on the occasion, Station Commander said “We have
to work according to the message of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad
Ali Jinnah and Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal”.He said that if youth
of the country follow the message of Iqbal in letter and
spirit then success is inevitable.