- Independence Day celebrated in Hyderabad, national flag hoisting, cake cutting ceremonies held
Independence Day Celebrated In Hyderabad, National Flag Hoisting, Cake Cutting Ceremonies Held
HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Aug, 2019 ) :The 72nd independence day of Pakistan was celebrated here on Wednesday morning with a national flag hoisting and cake cutting ceremony held at the secretariat of Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA).
The Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbass Baloch, AIG Hyderabad Waliullah Dal, DIG Hyderabad Naeem Ahmed Shaikh, Deputy Commissioner Syed Aijaz Ali Shah and SSP Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh raised the flag and cut the cake.
The flag of Kashmir also hoisted along with the country's flag as the nation observed a day of solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Speaking on the occasion the Commissioner said Pakistan was a peace loving country where the people belonging to different religious, ethnic and sectarian identities live a life of peace, harmony and freedom.
The Deputy Commissioner said the human history testified that whenever the political movements were suppressed with an iron hand those movements ended up becoming more stronger.
Shah noted that most people tended to think that what Pakistan had given to them.
"But the country will only make progress by leaps and bounds when the people will begin to think what have they given to the country," he underlined.
Commenting on the recent partial submersion of Hyderabad in the rainwater, the DC said the plastic bags choked most of the drainage network in the city owing to which the drainage exercise took longer time.
Shah appealed the people that the way they kept their houses neat and clean they should replicate the same approach towards their neighbourhoods as well.
"Kashmir is a part of Pakistan and would remain so," he emphasized.
"We resolve on this independence day that we will stand in good stead with our Kashmiri brothers in their difficult times," he said.
The SSP Hyderabad also addressed the ceremony.
The students of schools and colleges sang the national anthem and performed tableaus on the occasion.