LAHORE: A change of guard ceremony was held at Mazar of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a great poet and philosopher, in an impressive manner on Saturday to mark his 136th birth anniversary.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy assumed guard duties at the Mazar-e-Iqbal.
The ceremony started at 7:30 am, when the contingent of Pakistan Navy assumed the duty outside the Mazar.
The contingent of Pakistan Rangers, which performs guard duties at the Mazar of Allama Iqbal round the year, also took positions alongside, soon after both the outgoing and incoming guards were inspected by Station Commander (Navy) Lahore Akbar Naqi.
Then started the guard changing ceremony, marching to the tunes played by the Pakistan Navy band, the Naval contingent moved to take positions at the four corners of the Mazar.
Simultaneously, Rangers were ceremoniously moved out by their officer in charge.
The ceremonial guard mounting followed by wreath laying at the Mazar of Allama Iqbal by Station Commander Akbar Naqi and offered Fateh. He also recorded his impression in the