Independence day celebration under in Quetta: photo taken from Twitter account of chief minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal

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The nation is celebrating independence day with national zeal and determination to make Pakistan a strong county in the comity of nations. Scores of programs and functions have been organized by political parties, tribal elites, civil society and government functionaries in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan to express the resolve to struggle for a developed and strong country.

Streets and roads of Quetta city remained jam-packed with youngsters carrying national flags and playing the national anthem and national songs in the city. The city witnessed worst traffic jams as result of crowds of youngsters riding motorcycles and driving cars.

Plazas, markets, shops and other places were illuminated by the people to mark the 73rd independence day of Pakistan. However, buildings of the Balochistan Assembly, Balochistan High Court, Chief Minister Secretariat, Governor House and other official buildings were decorated and illuminated to mark the historic day.

Crowds of people including women and children could be seen standing on footpaths to witness illumination and decoration of official buildings.

Strict security measures were also put in place to avoid the occurrence of any untoward incident during the celebrations. A mega event was organized at the head office of provincial disaster management authority in Quetta to mark the day.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan and other provincial ministers participated in the event to celebrate the independence day.

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