Flag hoisting ceremony held at Sukkur on 14th August (Video and Text)

SUKKUR: On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan a Flag-Hoisting ceremony was held here today (14th August, 2020).  

Conspicuous among others who attended the ceremony, there were Chief Guest Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Humayun Aziz, Mayor Sukkur Barrister Arsalan Islam Shaikh, MNA Noman Islam Sheikh, MPA Syed Farrukh Shah, GOC Panu Aqil Maj Gen Ghulam Shabir Narejo, Commissioner Sukkur Shafiq Ahmed Mahesar, DC Rana Adeel Tasawur, citizens belonging to minority community, doctors, lawyers, UC chairmen, chambers of commerce members, other senior civil and military bureaucrats.

Speaking on the occasion Mayor Sukkur Barrister Arsalan Islam Shaikh informed that the flag post here happened to be the Sindh’s tallest. He lauded the services rendered by Pakistan Army in order to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic and flash floods. Saluting the sacrifices of Martyrs, Mayor reiterated that the Civilians and the Military of Pakistan stood firm against terrorism.

Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Humayun Aziz reminding that the independence had cost hundreds of thousands of lives pledged that it shall be defended together: “It is a pride for me that today on the occasion of Independence Day I am participating in the hoisting ceremony of Sindh’s longest National flag.

“There are other cities of Sindh but the honor of hoisting the longest flag in Sukkur goes to Barrister Arsalan Islam Sheikh, it is the love of the young mayor for country that a grand ceremony was held today and I am grateful to him for inviting us here.”  



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