Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Berlin buses carry ‘Discover Pakistan’ ads on Independence Day

Berlin buses carry ‘Discover Pakistan’ ads on Independence Day

"The economic problems being faced by Pakistan and the complex issues confronting it can only be overcome if we follow the teachings of the Quaid-e-Azam [Muhammad Ali Jinnah] and Allama Iqbal [Muhammad Iqbal] in their true spirit", Hussain said in a message for his compatriots.

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani attend the independence day ceremony. He emphatically stated that this year the general elections coincided with the Independence Day.

He thanked King Salman and the Saudi government for hosting the large Pakistani community, providing them with an opportunity to play a constructive role in development of both the countries.

He said despite significant progress, Pakistan has yet to reach its destiny and that a consensus about national objectives is imperative to achieve the goals.

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Pakistanis are celebrating the 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour, with commemorative ceremonies held in cities across the country. Later on, the Chief Guest offered Fateha and recorded his remarks in the visitor book and paid rich tribute to our beloved Quaid.

As many as 48 Pakistan Naval Academy cadets assumed ceremonial guard duties at Mazar-e-Quaid.

Independence Day celebrations at Pakistan Navy educational institutions were also organised where school children presented tableaus on national songs and declamation contests were held highlighting the importance of freedom.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and party leaders during the 72nd Independence Day celebration at AICC headquarters, in New Delhi.

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Hussain and Nasir hoisting the Pakistani national flag in Islamabad.

During the day, gun salutes were held in Islamabad and the four provincial capitals.

The Independence Day Doodle features images of the country's iconic colourful plant life and mighty animals.

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