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Quaid’s 136th birth anniversary today

- December 25, 2011 - Updated 920 PKT - From Web Edition

KARACHI: The nation is celebrating the136th birth anniversary of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah today (December 25) with great enthusiasm and national spirit, Geo News reported.


On this occasion, an impressive ceremony of the change of guards took place at the Mazar-e-Quaid (Quiad’s Mausoleum) here in the city. An elegant and smart contingent of the Pakistan Military Kakul Academy led by the PMA Major General Mazhar Jamil assumed the responsibility of the guards.


A number of activities being arranged to highlight the Quaid’s guiding principles of peace and harmony in the country. The day reminds about the Quaid’s historic struggle for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-continent where every citizen could live according to his faith and dignity.


The celebrations taking place both at public and private levels by holding befitting functions to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation for his heroic struggle for an independent homeland. The main event took place at the Quaid’s Mausoleum in Karachi with the change of guard.


The Ministry of National Heritage and Integration has specially designed colourful float to pay homage to the Father of the Nation on the day here.


The float, with the theme Unity, Faith and Discipline, represents culture of all the provinces and display photographic representation of Quaid-i-Azam and his unique belongings.


A documentary film on Quaid-i-Azam will be shown on a large screen which will be attended by a large number of diplomats, high ranking government officials, cultural personalities as well as general public.


Meanwhile, a special sitting in connection with the Quaid-i-Azam day was held at Alhamra Hall, Lahore on Saturday, which was presided by Senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Khosa.


Liaqat Baloch, Syed Fakhar Imam, Senator Muhammed Ali Durrani, Khawaja Saad Rafiq MNA, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, MNA and Waleed Iqbal Advocate were also present on the occasion.


A number of social, cultural and educational programmes also being arranged in Peshawar, Quetta and cities to pay tribute to the Quaid-i-Azam on Sunday.


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The Quaid is undoubtedly one of the few, repeat few great men of the 20th century.

N Habib
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