KU holds impressive ceremony on Independence Day.

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The spirit of solidarity and amazing zeal of Pakistani nation on the eve of Independence Day is highly commendable and unmatchable. Welfare state’s dream could only be fulfilled if we follow Quaid-e-Azam’s guiding principle of Unity, Faith and Discipline.

Pakistan is at a cross roads, facing a serious challenge of terrorism for which we all need to play our part as a responsible citizen of the motherland. We can get the highest rank in the international community by carrying our duties faithfully and we can resolve every issue of the country through positive dialogue.

These views were expressed by the Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi, Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Wednesday. He was addressing the audience during an impressive ceremony after hoisting the national flag held in front of the new Administration Building.

We are celebrating 72nd Independence Day with national fervor and offering special prayers for the wellbeing of the nation and the country and for people of Kashmir as each and every Pakistani is standing for the Kashmiris.

The KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi expressed that Indian occupied Kashmir has been deprived of human rights and the Indian government has recently scrapped their Article 370 that grants special status to Jummu and Kashmir but forget that whole Pakistan is united for the Kashmiri people and their rights.

“Each and every teacher, student, administrative and non-teaching staff is ready to sacrifice whatever it need for the cause of Kashmir.” He said that as we could not step back from protecting our country, we have similar attitude for Kashmir.

He mentioned that Palestine and Kashmir are two occupied piece of lands which are fighting for their rights, for their freedom and sacrificing their lives for their motherland. The whole world has seen what Indian government and military forces are doing in Kashmir.

He said that owing to the leadership of the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and two nation theory we are living in separate country but our forefathers had sacrifices their lives, properties and other valuables for this Islamic state.
He further said that Pakistan become atomic power only to safeguards its interest and safety and despite being nuclear state Pakistan always opposes wars in the region and advocate table dialogue to solve the differences and conflicts. “Peace is not our weakness and we also know how to protect our motherland.

Earlier, the program was commenced with recitation from Holy Quran and Naat-e-Maqbool (SAW) after which audience observed one minute silence to express solidarity with people of Kashmir and later national flag was hoisted by the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi in presence of large number of students, along with deans of various faculties, directors of institutes and centers, heads of academic departments and teaching and non-teaching staff.

The lawn in front of the new Administration Building was decorated with national flags as well as Kashmiri flags, balloons of green and white colors depicting the colors of national flag to celebrate the auspicious national event in the wake of Independence Day.

The KU observes the Independence Day with promise to work hard to develop stronger and prosperous Pakistan with prayer for the freedom Kashmir.

In another program, arranged by the KU Student Advisor Office, faculty members of Confucsis Institute, KU, specially attended the event and presented Chinese national anthem and Pakistani national song.

As many as 200 students, who have represented the KU and won laurels for the varsity in different co-curricular competitions nationally and internationally, were awarded with the gold medals and certificates by the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi.

The KU students presented national songs (milli naghma’s), speeches and drama on migration and for the first time Kashmir national anthem, written in the mid-1960s by Abu-Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri, was also presented during the program. The national song composed, written and sung by the students of the Karachi University was also presented on this occasion.

Later, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi and Registrar Professor Dr Saleem Shahzad led the rally from new Administration Block till Azadi Chowk to show solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

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