Islamabad: The official logo of 70 year celebrations of Independence Day of Pakistan celebrations was launched at an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad on Friday evening.
The ceremony was attended by Minister for Railways Saad Rafiqu,Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Prime Minister’s Adviser on National History and Literary Division Irfan Siddiqui, besides the officials of National Council of Arts and the people from all walks of life
Minister of State of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb while addressing the ceremony has said that the theme of celebrations is promotion of the cultural diversity of the country, that represents the culture of all the provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
She said that during the celebrations Radio Pakistan, PTV and all other departments of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will arrange and broadcast special programmes on diverse culture of Pakistan.
Revealing details about the selection of the logo, she informed the audience that 200 artists had submitted 400 entries of logo designs and the competition was won by third year student of National University and Science and Technology Saba Zaman, who will be awarded Rs 500,000 by the government of Pakistan.
The Minister of State said that the achievements of the government during the last four years for eradication of terrorism will also be highlighted. She said that due to the government’s efforts and the sacrifices of the security forces the terrorism incidents have been reduced by 88 percent in the country. She said the achievements made in the energy, infrastructure, health, education and other sectors will also be highlighted.