LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 29th july, 2016) : Preparations to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan on August 14 in a befitting manner are in full swing in the provincial metropolis. Various Punjab government departments are engaged in giving practical shape to the functions to be organized on the Day. Member Steering Committee on Independence Day Preparations, Parliamentary Secretary on Information Rana Muhammad Arshad told APP that speech and written contests, sports events and seminars would be held at union council, tehsil, district and provincial levels to highlight importance of the day.
He said that August 14 is the most prestigious day in the history of Pakistan. On the day the whole nation pays homage to leaders and Pakistan Movement workers, who rendered sacrifices for the freedom. He said functions including national anthem, national flag hoisting, competitions of paintings and national songs, poetry at different cities would be held where heroes of Pakistan Movement would be paid glowing tributes. He said that the district administrations had been directed to prepare their own floats showing love for heroes of independence.
"Special functions will be arranged at public libraries to encourage book reading," Rana Arshad added. The parliamentary secretary mentioned that floats being prepared at district and divisional levels would be ready for exhibition till August 4. Meanwhile, an exhibition of rare photos of Pakistan Movement would be organised at libraries across the province.