LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Parvez Elahi said in an Independence Day message today that independence is the greatest blessing of Almighty Allah.

He said this while addressing an enthusiastic gathering which kept chanting loud slogans in support of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam, PML-Q, Shujat Hussain, Parvez Elahi and Moonis Elahi after hoisting the national flag atop Muslim League House here on the Independence Day.

He added that the entire nation should collectively protect this blessing and pay homage to martyrs of Pakistan Movement and officers and jawans of the Pak Army who have sacrificed their today for our tomorrow in the making of this country and defending it on internal and external fronts.

MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema, Zaheeruddin Khan, MPAs Aamir Sultan Cheema and Khadeeja Farooqi and other Muslim League leaders were also present.