Pakistan day observed in NAs with traditional zeal

GILGIT, Mar 24 (APP): Like other parts of the country, Pakistan Day was observed on Sunday in Northern Areas with great and traditional fervour and national spirit.

The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the progress, prosperity, security and integrity of the country and nation.

Various social, political and official quarters organized colorful, spectacular and thrilling functions to mark the day in a befitting manner.

Sweets were distributed particularly among inmates and patients admitted in DHQ hospital Gilgit.

Regional Education Department arranged a number of functions to highlight the importance of the day and a rally of various school children was taken out which was terminated at City park Chowk.

The day had been declared a public holiday. Special articles were published by newspapers while TV channels and Radio telecast and broadcast special programs to highlight the significance of the day.

On the occasion of Pakistan Day, national flags were hoisted at all principal public and private buildings. (Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan)

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