Ismailis celebrated Independence Day throughout Pakistan by fulfilling their civic duties for the betterment of the country.

The Ismaili community celebrated the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan with inclusiveness and enthusiasm throughout the country. Young volunteers to senior leaders of the Jamat were all seen participating in activities commencing with an early morning flag hoisting ceremony followed by plantation and cleanliness drives, visits to care for the sick and celebrations with the elderly.

Girl Guides in Booni, Upper Chitral visited patients in the hospital where they shared special gifts with patients to mark Independence Day. In Karimabad, Karachi, Scouts and Guides celebrated alongside the elderly in the Senior Citizens Home.

“Caring for patients in hospitals, cleaning the local community areas, placing dustbins and arranging a plantation drive through Girl Guides has provided us with an opportunity to practice our values as Pakistanis,” expressed Feroza Bibi from Upper Chitral.

Celebrations were also held at the Senior Citizen Home in Karachi where scouts, as well as the local band, entertained seniors.

Girls Guide in Sargodha, Multan and Islamabad participated in new plantation drive. Moreover, the Jamat also initiated cleanliness drives by collecting trash and placing dustbins in various part of the country.

Scouts in Gilgit and Hunza visited the graveyard of martyrs to pay tribute for their services to Pakistan. While in Ishkoman Puniyal, celebration walks were organised to share messages of civic responsibilities and express love for the country.

Commenting on the occasion, Hafiz Sherali, President, Ismaili Council for Pakistan highlighted that, “the responsibility of civic duty and volunteerism is a legacy of the 1400 years of the Ismaili Imamat. The contribution in Pakistan began with the endeavours of Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah that has been carried forward by Mawlana Hazar Imam in improving the quality of life of the people through world-class education and health care, economic development and preservation of culture and heritage.”

Today, the Ismaili community celebrated the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan with the vision set forth in 1947.