Karachi, August 07, 2017 (PPI-OT): Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has announced to celebrate 70th Independence Day of Pakistan in a befitting manner and gave it a name “Champions Ka Pakistan” and it will be celebrated with joint collaboration of KMC officers welfare association and KMC. This was announced by Mayor Karachi during a press conference held in the KMC Officers Club in Sports Complex Kashmir Road on Monday.
The former Olympian Islahuddin and former test cricketer Shoaib Mohammad and Deputy Mayor Dr Arshad Abdullah Vohra, DMC East Chairman Moeed Anwer, DMC Central Chairman Rehan Hashmi, City Council leader of the house Aslam Shah Afridi, parliamentary leaders from opposition parties, president and general secretary of KMC Officers Welfare Association and officers of KMC were also present on the occasion.
Mayor Karachi said the heroes of Pakistan have been invited in this champions of Pakistan event. It is tradition of KMC to celebrate Independence day every year and it is also the honour of KMC that first reception at KMC old building was given to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah father of the nation. The heroes would be Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team Sarfraz Ahmed, former cricketers Javed Miandad, Sikandar Bakht and Iqbal Qasim, former world squash champion Jahangir Khan and others.
The celebrations will continue from 1st till 14th August. Mayor Karachi said this is a reality that our country was not developing at a pace which is required and the nation was not at the developing stage, we are in the grip of terrorism, corruption, and nepotism, but we should not loose hope but try to develop the country free of terrorism. He said there are lot of issues to be resolved in the city like, encroachments, garbage, nepotism are in Karachi but we have to look ahead and celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner.
He explained that from August 1 to 14 celebrations will continue all over the city. Replying to a question he said we want to inculcate patriotism all over the country and see to look Pakistan move forward. He said we should forget our mistakes and move ahead to build this country. Mayor Karachi said 20,000 national flags will be hoisted all over the city and all the roundabouts of the city will be decorated.
The KMC old building will be illuminated and huge national flag will be hoisted. We are celebrating this with the help of people and no funds were taken from KMC. Mayor Karachi announced that on August 14 flag hoisting ceremony will take place at the shrine of Quaid-e Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah School children would also be invited at the Mazar. He announced that from August one to 14 events will be arranged all over the city.
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