President and PM Imran call for unity, harmony to face the challenges
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, while greeting the nation on Independence Day, have called for unity and harmony to face the challenges and issues confronted by the country for achieving the national objectives of progress and prosperity.
‘President Arif Alvi’
The President in his message on the occasion of 72rd Independence Day said Independence Day also reinvigorates the spirit of patriotism and strengthens the passion to take the national flag to further heights.
The President also paid tribute to all the martyred people said the day remains us of the unmatched sacrifices rendered by our forefathers to protect and safeguard our religious, cultural and social values.
He also paid tribute to the sons of soil who sacrificed their lives while protecting ideological and geographical boundaries of the motherland and kept aloft the banner of its freedom.
The President added, “No doubt, freedom is a huge blessing. Now onus is upon us to present Pakistan as a highly reputable, progressive and prosperous country among the comity of nations and thus transforming Pakistan under the visions of its founding leaders Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.”
About Occupied Kashmir, the President said that the Indian government’s unilateral move to end special status of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is a despicable conspiracy and blatant violation of the United Nations resolutions and the Simla Agreement.
The President said the Indian government should realize that with use of such sate aggression and absurd measures, the movement for freedom in the Occupied Kashmir could not be suppressed.
‘Prime Minister Imran Khan’
Prime Minister in his message on the Independence Day of Pakistan said, “I extend my heartiest felicitations to all Pakistanis, living within the country and abroad, on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day. The day reminds us of the unmatched sacrifices rendered by our forefathers to protect and safeguard our religious, cultural and social values.”
PM Imran said, “Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah envisioned a progressive Pakistan where one could lead one’s life in accordance with the golden tenets of Islam, a state where democratic norms could flourish and rule of law prevailed, and where compassion characterised the bonds between the state and citizens. To this end, the state of Madina is our model. Allah Almighty has bestowed our country with great bounties and huge resources and a bright future awaits us. Quaid’s principles of Unity, Faith & Discipline, are beacon of light, to overcome the challenges faced by the country.”
He added, “While the Independence Day is an occasion to rejoice and celebrate, we feel saddened to see our Kashmiri brethren in IHK being subjected to the worst kind of oppression and ruthless state terrorism. Let me reassure our Kashmiri brethren that we stand by them and Pakistan will continue to provide its political, moral and diplomatic support to their just struggle for self-determination.”