LAHORE - The 65th death anniversary of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, will be observed across the country today (Wednesday) with due reverence.

The day will begin with special prayers to the departed soul of the great leader.

Different organisations and educational institutions have also planned special seminars and ceremonies to pay rich tribute to the Quaid for his services for the Muslims of the sub-continent.

Special programmes will be aired by radio, PTV and private channels to pay homage to the great leader. Excerpts from the speeches of Quaid-e-Azam will also be broadcast during the special transmission.

Radio Pakistan is airing special programmes on the occasion. They also include messages of President and Prime Minister, extracts from the voice of Quaid-e-Azam and a talk titled, 'Quaid-e-Azam Ek Tareekh Saz Shaksiat'.

Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust (NPT) is arranging a Quran Khawani at Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan. The Pakistan movement workers will pay tribute to Quaid-e-Azam in separate ceremonies.

To mark the death anniversary of the Quaid, a 3-day exhibition of rare photographs will be held at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Islamabad.

The exhibition is being arranged by Directorate of Electronic Media & Publications in collaboration with Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Government of Pakistan. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the role and services of Quaid-e-Azam in getting a separate homeland for Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent.

Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid will inaugurate the opening ceremony, while the exhibition will conclude on September 13.