Lahore: In commemoration of Pakistan Independence Day, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at Emergency Services Academy on Thursday. The Director General, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122), Dr. Rizwan Naseer, Director (Admin) Brigadier (r) Dr. Arshad Zia, Deputy Director (P&D) Faheem Ahmed Qureshi, Deputy Director (HR) Dr. Fooad Shahzad Mirza, Deputy Director Finance Naeem Mukhtar, Assistant Directors, rescue instructors and other rescue officers participated in the ceremony. Earlier, DG Rescue Punjab hoisted the flag at Emergency Services Academy/ Rescue 1122 Headquarters.
DG Rescue Punjab Dr. Rizwan Naseer offered special prayers for solidarity, prosperity and a Safer Pakistan. He said that Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Muhammad Iqbal achieved this homeland for us to live and practice our customs and religious activities as an independent nation. “Unity, faith, discipline and commitment to duty of the nation can change the destiny of Pakistan,” he said, adding only weak nations hold others as guilty of their faults. Dr. Rizwan Naseer further said we should analyze and examine our roles and responsibilities as what we are giving to Pakistan.
Rescuers made heartfelt speeches and sang national anthem & songs with pledges for establishing safer communities in Pakistan and to ensure a country where people could safely work; travel and live. Similarly, flag hoisting ceremonies were held in all rescue stations of the Punjab, where district emergency officers organized speech contests; awareness walks and other Taqreebat-e-Azadi. DG Rescue Punjab has directed all the district emergency officers to continue organizing Taqreebat-e-Azadi whole month in connection with 68th Youm-e-Azadi of Pakistan.