14 August Independence day celebrations in Balochistan
File Photo: Former Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan and other officials holding the national flag

People of Balochistan celebrate 75th Independence Day with patriotic zeal and fervor

News Desk : 

The nation celebrated the 75th Independence Day with patriotic zeal and fervor in Quetta and other parts of the country on Saturday. Political parties, civil society, tribesmen, students took out rallies across the country to mark Independence Day.

Governor Balochistan, Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha led a rally in connection with Independence Day in Quetta. Thousands of people turned out to participate in the rally that passed through different roads of Quetta city. “Independence is a blessing”, Mr. Agha said on the occasion.

He underlined the need for unity among the people to foil the conspiracies of anti-State elements and enemies. “We have to struggle for a strong Pakistan”, the Governor stated.

Flag hoisting ceremony held at Balochistan Assembly 

A flag hoisting ceremony was held on the premises of the Balochistan Assembly. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan hoisted the national flag. Speaker Balochistan, Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo, provincial ministers, and other high-level officials participated in the ceremony.

Flag hoisting ceremony also held at the premises of Balochistan High Court (BHC). Chief Justice BHC, Mr. Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan hoisted the national flag. Judges of BHC and subordinate courts participated in the flag hoisting ceremony.

Flag hoisting ceremony at Chamber of Commerce 

A flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry Balochistan. Haji Abdullah Achakzai, the Senior Vice President of the Chamber hoisted the national flag. Deputy Commissioner Quetta, Irfan Nawaz Memon, Haji Akhtar Kakar, Juma Khan Badizai, and others were also present on the occasion.

Rallies were also taken out in Chaman, Gwadar, Pishin, Khuzdar, Kohlu, Musakhail, Loralai, Turbat, Mastung, and in all district headquarters and tehsils of Balochistan to observe the Independence Day. Thousands of political workers, social activists, members of civil society, and people belonging to various walks of life participated in the rallies.

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