Independence Day to be observed todayAugust 13, 2013
QUETTA: Sixty seventh Independence Day of Pakistan would be observed with national enthusiasm in Quetta and Balochistan as elsewhere in the country Wednesday.
The day would dawn with special prayers at the mosques and other places of worship for country’s stability and security. A 21Gun salute would also be heralded on the occasion.
The day would be marked by hoisting national flags at different places. Biggest ceremony would be held at lawns of Balochistan Assembly where Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch would hoist national flag and address the audience. Provincial ministers members of assembly citizens and senior officers would attend the ceremony.
Important buildings in the metropolis have been decorated with colourful lights, buntings and national flags. Ceremonial gates have also been erected along various roads.
To meet any untoward incident on occasion of Jashn e Azadi FC troops, Police, Balochistan Constabulary personnel and Anti Terrorists Force squads have been deployed in the city. Insensitive areas armoured personnel carriers of FC and Balochistan Constabulary and armed contingents were patrolling. FC and police have setup nakas and searched suspected vehicles and motorcyclists.
FC troops have taken up positions at their posts at Meezan Chowk, Alamdar Road, Toghi road, Sariab road, Airport road, Samungli road, Goli Mar Chowk and other areas.
Police men in plain clothes have also been deployed in places of rush and important public buildings who were keeping strict vigil on suspected people.