LAHORE - The 137th birth anniversary of the, Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah would be celebrated throughout the country and AJK today (Wednesday) with enthusiasm, devotion, respect and a resolve to struggle for transforming Pakistan into a progressive and prosper state as per dream of the Quaid.
Today is a public holiday when national flag would be hoisted on all principal government buildings throughout the country. The day will dawn with the salutation of 31 guns in the Federal Capital and 21 in the provincial metropolis. Special prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country would be offered.
A special ceremony would be held at the mausoleum of the founding father in Karachi wherein Cadets from the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul, will undertake the guard duty. The representatives of the three services will lay wreaths at the Mazar and will offer Fateha. People from various walks of life will also visit the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam to pay homage to the founder of Pakistan.
On radio and television special programmes would be aired wherein different aspects of the life of Quaid-e-Azam and his struggle for achieving an independent homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent would be held. Newspapers will also publish special supplements.
Social, political and literary organizations will hold special ceremonies to celebrate the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam in all provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. During the ceremonies, speakers will pay glorious tributes to the founder of Pakistan besides highlighting his life, ideas and achievements which led to emergence of the separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent.
Besides seminars, symposiums and exhibition in the city, Nazaria Pakistan Trust in collaboration with Pakistan Movement Workers Trust has also organised a function in line with the day, which will be presided over by eminent journalist and Chairman NPT, Dr Majid Nizami. The function to be held at Aiwane Tehreeke Pakistan at 10:30am would also be attended by workers who received gold medal for their contributed to the struggle for the creation of Pakistan.
Elaborated programmes have been designed in various parts of AJK to pay rich tributes to the founder of Pakistan. Special prayers in mosques would be held for the integrity, solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan and AJK as well as the freedom of occupied Kashmir from the claws from India.
A two-day photographic exhibition has been held at Lok Virsa Complex, Shakarparian, Islamabad in connection with the birthday celebrations of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The exhibition was organized by National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in collaboration with Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications (DEMP).