Pakistan Day observed with traditional zeal

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Lahorites observed Pakistan Day on Friday with traditional zeal to mark the passage of the Lahore Resolution that led to the creation of a separate homeland in 1947 for South Asian Muslims.
The day’s celebrations began with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country while the Lahore Garrison presented a 21-gun salute.
Punjab Chief Minister Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif and other dignitaries visited the mausoleum of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal, to pay homage to the poet and philosopher who conceived the idea of the creation of Pakistan.
They laid wreaths on the grave and offered Fateha.
A country-wide public holiday was also observed.
Political, cultural, social and other organisations held special ceremonies to mark the day in a befitting manner.
Political and religious parties, including the Pakistan People’s Party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Jamiat Tulaba organised various programmes in the city to pay tribute to the heroes of the Pakistan Movement.
The political and religious leaders also vowed to give every sacrifice for the safeguard of the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
Special meals and sweets were also served to jail inmates across the province on the occasion.

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