Pakistan Day celebrated in KP with national zeal

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PESHAWAR, Mar 23 (APP):Like other parts of the country the 79th ‘Pakistan Day’ celebrated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday with national zeal and vowed to work for strengthening, development and prosperity of motherland.
The day started in the provincial capital with 21-cannon salute and prayers at mosques for the solidarity and integrity of the country. Rallies and functions were also organized to highlight the importance of ‘Pakistan Day.’
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman on behalf of the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, on eve of ‘Pakistan Day,’ conferred four civil awards at a ceremony held here at Governor House.
Cricketer Yasir Shah got Sitara-I-Imtiaz in acknowledgement of his extra ordinary services in the field of Cricket, Professor Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad in the field of education, Khwaja Safar Ali in the field of Metal work and Akhtar Gul, Deputy Director in the field of Public Services was conferred with Tamgha-I-Imtiaz.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) arranged an exhibition at Karnal Sher Khan Stadiam Peshawar in which different stalls were presented in connection with March 23.
A flag hoisting ceremony to mark the day was held at provincial headquarters of Rescue 1122. The contingent of Rescue 1122 presented salute to the national flag.
Tahafuz Pakistan event was organized at Auqaf hall by Jamaat Islami and paid rich tribute to services of founder leaders of Pakistan.
Capital City Police arranged a flag car and motor cycle rally on Khyber Road Peshawar to mark the 79th Pakistan Day and create awareness among people regarding national day of Pakistan.
The office-bearers of Chitral Union staged a rally at Qissa Khwani Bazar Peshawar to mark the day which were largely participated by the cross section of the society.
A ceremony in this connection held at Role Model Government Primary School Sherpao Colony Kohat which was attended by Advisor to Chief Minister for Education Ziaullah Bangash and others. Ziaullah on this occasion stressed upon teachers to teach the students regarding the importance of March 23, August 14, September 6 and others days celebrated in the country.
The March 23rd celebration took place in Timergara Dir Lower. Deputy Commissioner Dir Lower Mr. Shaukat Ali Yousafzai along-with District Nazim Dir Lower Muhammad Rasool Khan hosted up the national flag and received Salami from smart contingent of Dir Levies.
The Deputy Commissioner addressed the gathering as well where the school children performed different feats. The students threw light on the importance of March 23rd through their speeches.
National anthem, songs, poetry competitions held at River beach in Atif Shaheed Park Dera Ismail Khan which was attended by Nazims, poets, civil society workers, teachers, students and others.
A function was held in Government Shaheed Sher Nawaz Centennial Model High School Tank in which the students performed national anthems, tableau and paid tributes to Quaid-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and others. Deputy District Education Officer Musarrat Hussain Baloch, District Administration Officers and Pakistan Army Officer were present on this occasion.