69th Independence Day celebrated

SUKKUR: The Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervor here on Friday.

The day began with special prayers in all mosques and places of worship for the solidarity and progress of the country.

The main event of flag hoisting ceremony was held at Stadium Ground where the Commissioner Sukkur Muhammad Abbas Baloch and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sukkur Tanveer Hussain Tunio hoisted the national flag.

All officials of the Federal and Provincial government including school children, leaders of business community and elite of the town were present on the occasion.

The school children presented national songs, shows and tableaus on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner said that Pakistan was a gift from God and we must consider ourselves fortunate that we were born in a free Muslim country.

He said that our forefathers achieved a separate homeland for Muslims after rendering great sacrifices and freed themselves from Hindu and British domination under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam.