ISLAMABAD, – AUG 14 – “The living nations celebrate their festivals with enthusiasm and fervor. The Arts Council of Pakistan hosts the largest Independence Day celebration every year in which people of every language, color, race, and nationality not only participate but also consider it an honor to be a part of it.”These views were expressed by the President Arts Council Ahmed Shah while addressing the Independence Day Festival held at Karachi Arts Council
He further said that the national song “Zindagi Hai Pakistan” produced by the Arts Council is being highly appreciated and I congratulate the Governing Body of Arts Council on the successful production.
On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations in the Arts Council of Pakistan, Azadi Mushaira (poetry), Musical Program and Cultural Dances were organized.
Azadi Mushaira was presided over by Anwar Shour while famous poets of the country including Fatima Hassan, AH Khanzada, Ajmal Siraj, Aqeel Abbas Jafari, Salman Ahmed, Nasira Zubairi, and others presented their poetry While the Mushaira was moderated by Ambreen Haseeb Amber.
In the live concert, Arman Rahim, Shahzeb Ali, Mustafa Baloch, Muhammad Zubair, Kamran Saghu, Imran Ali, Shah Rukh Abbas, Newton Mushtaq, Narodha Malani, Huma Mughal, and other artists also sang the national songs to warm the blood of the audience while the regional dances were performed by the folk artists.
The flag was hoisted at 11:59 pm on August 13 at the main ceremony to the echo of the national anthem. Later, the cake was also cut.