LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Wednesday marked National Independence Day as solidarity with Kashmir Day.
On the occasion, the LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir, Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal, Executive Committee Members and former office-bearers hoisted National Flag and pledged to make untiring efforts for the progress and prosperity of the country besides extending full support to the Kashmiri Brothers. The proceedings began with recitation from the Holy Quran and National Anthem.
Speaking on the occasion, the LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President congratulated the whole nation on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. They paid tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah for his sterling leadership, saying Pakistan was created to ensure religious freedom, social and economic quality for all its citizens.
The LCCI office-bearers said that the 14th of August is much more than an anniversary for the people of Pakistan. It not only marks the end of foreign rule it commemorates the founding of an independent state created by Muslims through their aspirations and cherished ideology.
They said Pakistan has made great progress since independence but much has yet to done to achieve the desired goal. They hoped that the present regime would frame and follow the policies that would usher in a new era of progress and economic prosperity for the nation. They called for renewing the pledge to work for those ideals and to come up to the Quaid’s expectations.