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Minister presides meeting for making arrangement for observance of independence day celebrations

Islamabad, July 25, 2014 (PPI-OT): A meeting was held on 25-07-2014 in the Committee Room of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Islamabd under the Chair of Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister of State for NHSR and C to chart out the arrangements for the observance of independence celebrations during the month of August in line with the directions of the Prime Minister.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Asif Kirmani Political Secretary to the Prime Minister, officers of Ministry of NHSR and C and attached departments, autonomous bodies and projects etc. In her opening remarks, Minister for NHSR and C said in keeping with the vision of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of NHSR and C plans to contribute in a major way as only a healthy nation can realize the goal of a strong and prosperous Pakistan.

Dr. Asif Kirmani briefed the meeting on the special arrangements being made by the Government to observe the celebrations of independence during the whole month of August 2014.

A presentation was made by Mr. Zubair Shafi Ghani Chief Marketing Manager of Pakistan Railways regarding special Azadi train being run to observe independence celebrations in a benefitting manner. Following were the salient features of the presentation;

Azadi train to start journey from Peshawar on 11th August.

Train will be routed to Rohri and then to Quetta from thereon to culminate in Karachi on September 11th the death anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam.

All bogies of the train to be branded with Azadi theme.

Cultural shows and traditional dances representing all provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJ and K to be performed on the train and at designated Railway stations enroute.

Branding opportunities and slots available in train and at Railway stations on the route.

Theme for observance of independence celebrations was deliberated in detail with a view to co-branding the over-arching theme announced by the Government with the concept of a healthy Pakistan. After detailed discussions, the theme and tagline “Azad Pakistan-Sehatmand Pakistan” was finalized. All independence celebrations branding originating from Ministry of NHSR and C shall carry this tagline.

All pharmaceutical companies to affix Pakistan Flag stickers on their products. All existing billboards, Hoardings and moppies of pharmaceutical products to carry new skin with “Azad Pakistan-Sehatmand Pakistan” theme during the entire month of August 2014.

Minister for NHSR and C will visit children’s ward of PIMS and Polyclinic Hospital and distribute special Azadi gifts.

All institutions, organizations and projects under the Ministry of NHSR and C to observe Independence Day through the month. The actions to include the following;

Flag branding of major institutions.

Flag branding and display of banners at Prime Minister’s Health Complex area (NIH, HSA, PNCA, FMDC, EPI, FDSL, NCLB)

All officers of Ministry of NHSR and C, attached departments and subordinate organizations to wear Pakistan Flag badges during the entire month of August 2014.

Health Services Academy (HSA) tasked to hold special seminars in connection with independence celebrations highlighting challenges and progress in the health sector.

A special committee was constituted to oversee and facilitate the arrangements of celebrations of independence.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323 and +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325 and +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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