ISLAMABAD   -  A National flag hoisting ceremony was held at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) here in connection with Independence Day celebrations.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice-Chancellor QAU hoisted the flag and congratulated the participants on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day.

Addressing the audience, the Vice-Chancellor reiterated the pledge to follow the footsteps of the Quaid-i-Azam, the founder of the nation.

He said Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah ruled for a short period but laid down all the guiding principles of the state. He said Quaid was so keen on the promotion of education that he donated a major share from his inheritance to the educational institutions of Pakistan.

The Vice-Chancellor urged the youth to follow the principles of Quaid for building Pakistan according to his vision and conviction. Deans of the faculties, staff, and senior faculty members attended the ceremony.

Separately, a well-organised flag hoisting ceremony was held at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Rawalpindi Branch to mark the 75th Independence Day of the motherland.  Pro Rector NUML Rawalpindi Brig (R) Muhammad Ibrahim hoisted the National Flag at the academic block of the university while Dean, HoDs of various departments, officers and other staff of the NUML Rawalpindi Branch were present. National anthem was also played on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Pro Rector NUML Rawalpindi Brig (R) Muhammad Ibrahim felicitated the whole staff on the eve of Independence Day and highlighted the vision of Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. 

He said that Quaid-i-Azam in his various speeches stressed the need for and importance of the educated youth and asked youth to seek modern knowledge. “Quaid expected from students to play proactive role for the benefit of Pakistan and NUML is following the Quaid’s footprints by giving its students opportunities to shine in the world,” he said. At the end, Brig Ibrahim planted a tree to commemorate plantation drive in the campus.