In connection with the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the university of Punjab (PU) New Campus outside the Vice Chancellor’s office. PU Vice Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmad hoisted the national flag. In the ceremony, Chairman Admission Committee Dr. Javed Iqbal Qazi, deans including Dr. Mubasher Manwar Khan, Dr. Moin Nizami, teachers, employees, students and a large number of children participated enthusiastically.

Speaking at the PU Independence Day ceremony, Dr Niaz Ahmad paid rich tribute to those who sacrificed everything for the establishment of Pakistan and said that the establishment of Pakistan was not possible without their efforts and sacrifices. He said that the guiding principles of faith, unity and discipline given by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah needed to be followed for the development of Pakistan.

He said that the Pakistan Army had strengthened the defense of the country and our forces sacrificed their lives for the sake of Pakistan. Dr Niaz Ahmad said that Pakistan’s social and judicial systems were very strong and our judiciary was independent. He said that the politicians of Pakistan gave Constitution to the country.

Dr Niaz Ahmad said that the teachers, employees and students should play their active role in the development of the country. He said that today is the day of renewal of pledge for every Pakistani to play his full role in the development of Pakistan. He said that unless Pakistan was economically strong, we would not be able to take major decisions with more independence.

He said that there was a dire need for reforms in higher education, agriculture and various other sectors. He said that Punjab University had played its role in the creation of Pakistan and its development. At the end of the ceremony, prayers were offered for the country’s safety and development.

Later, Vice Chancellor Dr Niaz Ahmad visited Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum and offered Fatiha.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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