PESHAWAR: Celebrations on the 68th Independence Day are being observed with national zeal and fervor, while the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government held the central flag-hoisting ceremony at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly today.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak was the chief guest who hoisted the national flag.

The chief Minister and the participants prayed for the integrity and prosperity of the country and eternal peace for the martyrs of the Police, Pak Army and the children of Army public School who sacrificed their precious lives for the peace and tranquility of the motherland.

The function was held under the auspices of Peshawar Municipal Corporation, and was attended by the Acting Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Aneesa Zeb Tahirkheli, provincial ministers, advisors and other office bearers of KPK.

Rose petals were showered from the air by a helicopter while the KP Police Band presented musical compositions of the national songs amidst big applause.

The Chief Minister also joined a group of the singing children and commended their impressive performance by rewarding them with cash awards.