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March 24, 2021

Events held across KP to mark Pakistan Day

Peshawar

March 24, 2021

PESHAWAR: Various functions were organised across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to mark the Pakistan Day.

The day in the provincial capital dawned with a 21-gun salute while special prayers offered in the mosques for progress and prosperity of the country. Flag-hoisting ceremonies were also held in important government offices to commemorate the historic ‘Lahore Resolution’ of March 23, 1940 that led to the creation of Pakistan. The government offices and buildings were decorated with colourful lights and buntings.

Different online programmes were held in schools to create awareness among the younger generation about the importance of Pakistan Day and sacrifices rendered by the ancestors for the creation of Pakistan.

Our correspondent adds from Haripur: In connection with Pakistan Day celebrations, the education department, Haripur, organised inter-school essay writing, poetry and quiz contests.

The male students from different government high and higher secondary schools took part in the contest. According to Hafiz Sarfaraz Khan, the organiser of the event, the topic for essay writing contest was “role of students in the solidarity of Pakistan” and the event was held at Government High School for Boys Khalabat Township sector No 1.

In the Urdu essay category Shakil Ahmed, Mubashir Ali and Arsalan Ahmed clinched first, second and third positions, respectively. In English essay writing contest, Ubaid Ahmed, Faizan Khan and Zulfiqar Ahmed, won the three top positions respectively.

For quiz contest, the students of Government Higher Secondary School Kotnajibullah, GHSS, Bagra and GHSS NoII bagged first three positions, respectively; while in the poetry contest, the students belonging to GHSS Bagra, GHSS No II and GHSS Kahal grabbed top three positions.

Events were also held in all other districts, including Dir, Swat, Malakand, Shangla, Chitral, Dera Ismail Khan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, including seven tribal districts of South Waziristan, Bajaur, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram and Mohmand.