Karachi (December 25, 2017): A smartly dressed contingent of Pakistan Air Force handed over the duty to a smartly dressed contingent of cadets of PMA (Pakistan Military Academy) at a simple yet elegant change of guard ceremony at the mausoleum of founder of nation Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah here.
The day, a public holiday, dawned with a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals, with the national flag hoisted at principal government buildings.
A change of guards ceremony took place at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi earlier today. The cadets of Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul assumed the ceremonial guard duties at the mausoleum.
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The Commandant of PMA Kakul, Maj. Gen. Akhtar Nawaz, was the chief guest at the ceremony. He also laid a floral wreath and offered fateha at Jinnah’s mausoleum. Major Gen Satti jotted down his impressions in Guests’ Book.
The governor and chief minister of Sindh also visited the Mazar-e-Quaid, and laid floral wreaths and offered fateha. They were accompanied by representatives from all three Armed Forces of Pakistan and Deputy DG Rangers.
The ceremony of change of guard was attended by a large number of people.
People from various walks of life would be visiting the mausoleum to pay tributes to the Founder of Pakistan on his birth anniversary.
Scores of organisations have arranged programmes to pay respects to Jinnah and highlight various aspects of his life, vision and leadership.