Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan felicitated the nation on Independence Day.
Extending greeting to the nation in his message on Independence Day, the PTI chief tweeted:
“14 Aug 2018: “On this Independence Day I am filled with the greatest optimism. Despite our grave economic crises, due to corruption and cronyism, I know if we are united in our resolve, we will rise to the challenge and Pakistan will become the great nation envisaged by our Quaid and Iqbal.”
14 Aug 2018: On this Independence Day I am filled with the greatest optimism. Despite our grave economic crises, due to corruption & cronyism, I know if we are united in our resolve, we will rise to the challenge & Pak will become the great nation envisaged by our Quaid & Iqbal pic.twitter.com/T4EM7kToDE— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 13, 2018
In another tweet, he posted a picture of his ancestors with the founder and Iqbal at the Round Table Conference in London in 1932.
“In this historic picture of Quaid-i-Azam and Iqbal, at the Round Table Conference in London 1932, my khalu Dr Jehangir Khan and my mother’s chacha Zaman Khan (Zaman Park named after him) were also present,” Imran posted.
The nation is celebrating August 14 as the Independence Day with patriotic zeal and fervor. The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial headquarters. Special prayers were offered in mosques for the solidarity and prosperity of the country.
The main ceremony was held at Islamabad's Jinnah Convention Centre, where President Mamnoon Hussain hoisted the national flag.
The ceremony was also attended by caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk, the three chiefs of the armed forces and other notable personalities and foreign dignitaries.