Attock Pakistan: As else where in  the country the  celebrations of the 73rd Independence Day on Friday began with traditional zeal and fervour across the Attock district also  .Flag hoisting ceremonies were held at public and private offices across the district and special programmes were held to observe the Independence Day. Main ceremony was held in Attock where Chairman Public Accounts Committee Punjab Syed Yawar Abbas Bokhari and DC Attock Ali Anan Qamar jointly hoisted the national flag . They  recalled the sacrifices of the forefathers and those who fought for and laid down their lives in defense of the country.

The function was attended by Focal Person PTI Attock Syed Khawar Abbas Bokhari , ADCG Chaudhry Abdul Majid , ADCR Sheryar , CEO Education Dr Javed Iqbal Awan . Deputy Director Public Relations Shahzad Niaz Khokhar and large number of people from different walk of life .Chairman Public Accounts Committee Punjab  Syed Yawar Abbas Bokhari  called upon the people to “stand firm and work for progress and prosperity” of the country. He urged upon the people to stay united in order to meet the challenges that are being faced by Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan had faced several challenges since its inception and was now at a “tipping point where improvements are being witnessed in various areas”. He lauded Prime Minister Imran’s government for working against corruption and for the development of the country.He said  that the day was “an occasion to pause and to reflect as to how far we have been able to achieve those ideals that led to creation of an independent state”.He also paid tribute to “all those sons of the soil who laid their lives while defending and protecting territorial as well as ideological frontiers of the motherland” and pledged to “continue pursuing” the ideals of the nation’s founder Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

“We have battled against odds both at external as well as internal fronts,” Yawar  said. “From the hostility of a neighbouring country, with its known hegemonic intentions, to the scourge of terrorism and from coping with natural calamities to fighting pandemics, our nation has always shown resilience and perseverance. Today, we reiterate our pledge to remain steadfast and embrace every challenge holding the torch of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’.”

He also directed the people  attention towards the “gross human rights violations” committed by the Indian forces in Indian occupied Kashmir and said that the nation’s “heart is profoundly grieved by the sufferings of our brethren in IIOJK who are facing military siege for the last  one year”. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for occupied Kashmir’s residents’ “struggle for their right to self-determination” and said that this govt was  raising the issue on every forum. He said that the residents of occupied Kashmi  have been suffering at the hands of the Indian forces for the past many decades.

He further said that “gross human rights violations” by the Indian forces have intensified since the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party repealed the autonomy of the occupied territory last year. He assured occupied Kashmir’s people that “Pakistan will continue to support them in their just struggle for their Right to Self-Determination as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council resolutions”.

Yawar Bokhari emphasised upon all to work hard , with dedication and honesty for the prosperity and development of Pakistan and said that this was high time to set aside our personal interests and promote brethern hood , religious harmony ,  tolerance and unity which is the only solution for the development of this country . Earlier the students of different schools wearing colorful dresses presented national songs and tablues . Chiarman Public Accounts Committee Syed Yawar Abbas Bokhari and DC Attock also attended different functions arranged in connection with Independence Day in Pilot School .

Latter Syed Yawar Abbas Bokhari along with DC Attock Ali Anan Qamar visited district jail  and DHQ Hospital and distributed sweets . Similar functions were held in Jand , Pindigheb , Hasanabdal , Fatehjang and Hazro also .Meanwhile  The 73rd independence day was  celebrated with full  devotion and enthusiasm by NHMP beat 3 Kamra GT road. The celebrations started with the holy name of Allah and Quran Khawani was conducted followed by Flag hoisting ceremony . A road safety Stall was set up  at Harro Toll Plaza  The Indepence day gift hampers  were  distributed amongst road users.