Nation celebrates 143rd birthday of Iqbal

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – November 10, 2020
RAWALPINDI: An impressive change of guards ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Monday, as the nation celebrated 143rd birth anniversary of the national poet, who with the vision of an independent State inspired the creation of Pakistan.

According to a press release, a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan navy (PN) clad in immaculate whites, assumed ceremonial guard duties with traditional spirit and enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, the outgoing Pakistan Rangers (PR) ceremoniously moved out of the mausoleum lead by their officer-in-charge.

Both the outgoing and incoming guards of PN and PR were inspected by station commander (navy) Lahore, commodore Muhammad Neimatullah.

The ceremonial guard mounting was followed by floral wreath laying at the mausoleum of the national poet by station commander (navy) on behalf of chief of the naval staff (CNS), officers, sailors and civilians of PN.

Later on, station commander offered fateha and recorded his impressions in the visitor’s book.

The ceremony was observed by military and civil officials, school children and general public.