BAHAWALPUR

March 23, 1940 marked the culmination of a long struggle of Muslims of subcontinent to protect their separate identity.

Regional Police Officer Ehsan Sadiq stated at a national flag hoisting ceremony in connection with the 76th Pakistan Day was held at Police Lines here on Wednesday.

A smartly tuned out contingent of police presented guard of honour to the RPO. He said that the day reminded the gigantic challenges people of Pakistan had so willingly taken up 76 years ago.

The RPO said the day demands to renew the pledge to make this country strong, stable, progressive and prosperous and serve the country with devotion and dedication to fulfill the dream of the poet-philosopher Dr Allama Iqbal and founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Ehsan Sadiq paid rich tribute to the police martyrs over their remarkable services for the cause and pledged that the police would continue to perform its duty honestly.

He urged to perform devotedly to make the country strong, progressive and prosperous as the Pakistan Day demanded to prove loyalty with the country.

While highlighting significance of the day, in an extensive lecture Bahauddin Zakariya University Vice Chancellor Dr Tahir Amin said that Pakistan is located in one of the most important geo-political place and population wise ranks the 6th biggest nation and going to be the 18th largest economy.

The country is presently facing many of political, economic and social challenges. The whole nation is determined to eliminate menace of terrorism and gradually it is being controlled with nationwide consensus.

Meanwhile, BCCI President Zafer Sharif urged to perform devotedly to make the country strong, progressive and prosperous as the Pakistan Day demand to renew loyalty with the country.

JI Punjab former Ameer and MPA Dr Syed Wasim Akhter said that Pakistan was created in the name of Allah to make it an Islamic state, the Jamaat-e-Islami has been struggling hard to fulfill the dream and continue its mission for making Pakistan, a real Islamic welfare state.