ISLAMABAD    -    The Islamabad Citizens Committee (ICC) held here a befitting event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country and highlight national goals.

A gathering of the notables passed a unanimous resolution on the occasion, pledging to work for the betterment of the motherland. It was chaired by the ICC’s President, Syed M Siddiq Hasan. National Anthem was played and Pak flag was lifted followed by a cake cutting ceremony to mark the event in a befitting manner.

The participants shared their views on the occasion about the significance of the day. They highlighted the objectives and goals of independent homeland.

The resolution says, “We were fortunate enough to get an identity of our own 75 years ago as Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This independence was achieved after countless sacrifices of our ancestors and as a result of which we can live freely in our own homeland. To have a home, identity, is one of the most privileged things that money cannot buy. Therefore, it is up to us to make this homeland prosperous and bring deserved glory to it.”

It added, “On this Independence Day, we pledge to make Pakistan proud by doing our part in our own capacity. We pledge to understand and stand by its principles, stay united and devote ourselves to the cause of working for Pakistan with dedication and sincerity. We hope to reaffirm our commitment towards our country and pray for its safety from all kinds of evils and disasters.”

The event was addressed among others by Naeem Siddiqui, Rashid Awan, Zafarullah and Allah Nawaz, members of ICC’s Executive Committee.

They also called for upholding the golden principles, faith, unity and discipline, given by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It was high time for the entire nation to think for the country, realising the sacrifices rendered by our forefathers, they added.