LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday visited the mausoleum of national poet Allama Iqbal on the 70th anniversary of Pakistan.
He laid a floral wreath on the grave and offered Fateha. Special prayers were offered for the progress, prosperity and integrity of the country. Shehbaz Sharif also recorded his impressions in the visitors’ book.
Scouts of various schools saluted the chief minister.
Children, wearing beautiful dresses welcomed the chief minister and showered him with petals.
Lahore Mayor Col (retd) Mubashir Javed, provincial ministers and high officials accompanied the CM.
Talking to the media after offering Fateha, the CM said that the annual balance sheet should be reviewed to see what the nation had lost and achieved.
He also urged the nation to implement and follow the sayings of the Quaid. “On August 11, 1947, the Quaid termed corruption as a poison. On this day, we should put into action, his sayings and rules”, he added.
“If we implement the golden rule of unity, faith and discipline, we can not only leave India behind but other countries more powerful than it,” he observed.
Shehbaz Sharif stressed for a transparent accountability process, hard work and honesty to bring progress in the country.
He maintained that they had to defeat terrorism through unity.
Later, the chief minister hoisted the national flag at Hazoori Bagh.