A prestigious Change of Guards Ceremony was held on Friday at the mausoleum of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal as the entire nation celebrated 141st birth anniversary of national poet, who envisioned a separate homeland for Muslims of British India.

An agile yet smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in immaculate whites, assumed ceremonial guard duties with traditional spirit and enthusiasm. Contingents of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Rangers formed up outside the Mazar and took positions alongside where both the outgoing and incoming guards were inspected by Station Commander (Navy) Lahore, Commodore Neimatullah.

Marching to the band tunes, the naval contingent took positions at the four corners of the mausoleum. Simultaneously, Rangers were ceremoniously moved out by their officer-in-charge. The ceremonial guard mounting was followed by floral wreath laying at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal by station commander (Navy) on behalf of Chief of the Naval Staff, Officers, Sailors and Civilians of Pakistan Navy.

Later on, Station Commander offered Fateha and recorded his impression in the Visitors Book. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of military, civil officials, school children and general public.