LAHORE - Punjab Chief Secretary Akbar Durrani and IGP Syed Kaleem Imam hoisted the national flag at the Punjab Civil Secretariat Tuesday.
Addressing the ceremony, the Chief Secretary said: “Pakistan was created after a long struggle and sacrifices by our elders. Every Pakistani should work with sincerity and devotion to play his role in progress and prosperity of the country.” He mentioned that freedom is a blessing, it must be accorded value. He said that 14th August is a day to pay homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for creation of Pakistan or safeguarding the homeland, adding that police, rangers, army and civilians have scarified their lives for peace in the country. “We have to fight unitedly against the forces that want to weaken our country. This is our motherland, we have to safeguard it,” he maintained. He said that 14th August is a day to pledge that it is collective responsibility of all to make this country peaceful and prosperous.