WAH CANTT - The administration of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) have arranged various events in order to celebrate Independence Day with great enthusiasm and national spirit in which a large number of people from all walks of life participated.

These celebrations started with special prayers in the mosques at the dawn of the day wherein prayers were offered for solidarity, prosperity and strengthening of the motherland. Sports events were held under the auspices of POF Sports Control Board including a walk. The walk commenced from Sher Shah Park and ended at Jinnah Park in which POF employees, children, ladies, special children and senior citizens participated. The chairman POF Board himself led the walk. A cycle rally was also arranged. Enthusiasm of the children participating in these events was worth seeing and cyclists had decorated their cycles with national flags.

While addressing the participants of the walk and cycle rally, Chairman POF Board Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, HI(M), remarked, “The freedom is a great blessing which was achieved with the numerous sacrifices rendered by our forefathers and now it was the prime responsibility of all of us to protect it.” He further remarked that value of freedom can only be realised by those who are deprived of it. The chairman POF Board further mentioned, “We all have to reaffirm our pledge to make untiring efforts for the progress and prosperity of the motherland.”

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Later, the chairman POF Board distributed trophies and prizes among the position holders of the cycle rally.