March 23: Pakistan Day, also known as Pakistan Resolution Day, was celebrated across Gilgit Baltistan with traditional zeal and fervor. Special programmes, including functions and rallies, were held by government departments, schools and civil society members, to commemorate the passage of the Lahore Resolution. The national flag was hoisted at important government and private buildings in all seven districts.
In Gilgit, Governor Pir Karam Ali Shah, Speaker Wazir Baig and provincial ministers visited the Yaadgar-e-Shuhada, located in Chinar Bagh and laid floral wreaths on graves of the martyrs of GB’s war of independence. Fateha was also recited for the martyrs.
In Sakrdu Chief Minister Mehdi Shah hoisted the national flag and visited the monument of martyrs and paid homage to freedom fighters who rendered their life for independence and freedom.
Addressing the gathering CM said that his government had started efforts for getting constitutional rights for the region.
“People should unite for getting constitutional status for Gilgit Baltistan”, he added.
He said problems could not be solved through criticizing the government added that PPP was the only party who want the prosperity of people of GB.
Earlier, the day was started with 21 Guns salute at the Gilgit city park.
Schools across the region held programmes in which students performed skits and sang national songs. An impressive ceremony was held at Public School and College, Jutial, attended by MLA Deedar Ali, among others.