Minister for Railways Saad Rafique, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Prime Minister’s Adviser on National History and Literary Division Irfan Siddiqui attended the ceremony.
In her speech Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the Prime Minister had constituted a Cabinet Committee comprising Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Saad Rafique and herself, which would also include representatives from all the provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
The committee will oversee the preparations for the celebration of 70th Independence Day of Pakistan in a befitting manner, which would span over four months from August to December.
Marriyum said that celebrations with the theme “Mein Hoon Pakistan” would focus on national history, culture and languages of different regions of the country.
Revealing details about the selection of the logo , she informed the audience that 200 artists had submitted 400 entries of logo designs and the competition was won by third year student of National University and Science and Technology Saba Zaman, who will be awarded Rs 500,000 by the government of Pakistan.
She said that the objectives of the independence celebrations included creation of awareness among the new generation about the sacrifices given by our forefathers for achieving independence , revival of the original narrative of Pakistan and ensuring connectivity of the younger generation with the culture and heritage of the country, in conformity with the vision of the Prime Minister.
Marriyum said that on the directive of the Prime Minister all the province had been given equal funds for the celebrations .