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President Mamnoon urges harmony for progress

President Mamnoon Hussain has underlined the need for promotion of harmony in the society to put the country on the path of progress as envisioned by the founding fathers.
The highlight of the celebrations was a national flag-hoisting ceremony held at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain, the chief guest, addressed the ceremony on the auspicious occasion.
The president urged the nation to rise above its personal and factional differences and follow the Quaid’s vision and principles for a prosperous Pakistan.
Underlining the need for harmony in the society for progress, he said a strong, developed and democratic Pakistan is our goal.
President Mamnoon remarked that the decisions in the country which were achieved through a democratic struggle will also be taken through the power of vote.
He urged for awareness of youth and next generations about the sacrifices rendered by our ancestors for the freedom of our motherland.
He said the political leaders, intellectuals and the media will also have to play their role for promotion of unity and steer the country out of current challenges.
The president paid tribute to the sacrifices of the sons and daughters of the soil in establishing peace in the country, and reiterated Pakistan’s unswerving political and moral support for Kashmiris in Indian-occupied valley.
Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other foreign and local dignitaries were also in attendance.