Lahore: District administration Lahore has started to celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner from August 1. An impressive function was held at Hazoori Bagh Lahore in this regard. Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique, Member National Assembly Pervaiz Malik, Member National Assembly Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Khawaja Ahmed Hasaan, Member Provincial Assembly Khawaja Imran Nazir, Member Provincial Assembly Ghazali Saleem Butt, Member Provincial Assembly Chaudhry Shahbaz, DCO Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman, a large number of people belonging to various walks of life and school children attended the function.
The celebrations were started with prayers at the Mazar of Poet of the East Dr. Allama Iqbal. Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Members National and Provincial Assembly visited Mazar-e-Iqbal and offered Dua after laying floral wreath. Later, children of various schools, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, Members National and Provincial Assembly sang national songs at the premises of Hazoori Bagh and paid tributes to the personalities who took part in Pakistan Movement.
On this occasion, Hazoori Bagh and Minar-e-Pakistan were decorated with national flags. Addressing on the occasion, the speakers said that the entire nation is ready to celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner and the nation will face all problems courageously.