AJK’s lake-side Mirpur city celebrates Pakistan Day with fullest zeal and fervor

Altaf  Hamid Rao

MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times): Like rest of the country including AJK 83rd  Pakistan Day was also  celebrated in this lake-side city of  Mirpur Azad Jammu Kashmir with great enthusiasm, zeal and fervor.
Our  Special AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao  reports  that the key Pakistan Day flag hoisting ceremony in this divisionof over a million of UK-based Kashmiri expatriates, was held at the lawn of local Municipal Corporation Thursday morning where the City Mayor  Ch. Usman Ali Khalid, Divisional Commissioner Chaudhry  Shaukat, Deputy Commissioner  Ch. Amjad Iqbal and SSP Irfan Saleem unfurled  the national flags of Pakistan and   Azad Jammu Kashmir  to mark the historic day of great national significance.
 The ceremony was also graced by notables representing all segments of the civil society besides officials of the local authorities.
 Speakers in their brief address on this occasion highlighted the historic significance of the Pakistan Day coupled with reiteration of the Kashmiris firm resolve to continue the freedom struggle till the liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the Indian yoke to accede to Pakistan – the Kashmiris ultimate destination in all respect.
A full dressed  AJK police contingent presented salute to the national flags of Pakistan and AJK .
Besides the participants, speakers paid rich tributes  to the heroes of the Pakistan movement for the emergence of separate homeland for Muslims of sub continent under the solitary dynamic leadership of father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah under the spirit of the vision of the historic Pakistan Day resolution passed this day 83 years ago on March 23,  1940 in Minto Park (now Iqbal Park) in Lahore.
 National flags of Pakistan and AJK have even hoisted atop all prominent private and public sectors buildings besides the lightsbeing illuminated on the  buildings in the district  as a sign of jubilation to celebrate the Pakistan day showing the deep-rooted love and affection with Pakistan, the Kashmiris sole destination historically, geographically and religiously and in all other respect.

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