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Participants of a ceremony at a school in Mohmand Agency. – Gul Mohmand

PESHAWAR, August 14: The Independence Day ceremonies were held in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas.

A large number of administration officials, tribal elders, teachers, students and other people participated in the events.

National flag was hoisted in the district and agency headquarters. Speakers of the ceremonies debated the importance of independence and the sacrifices of our forefathers.

The IDPs of North Waziristan also held a ceremony of Independence Day wherein Corps Commander Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani was the chief guest.

The participants paid tribute to the martyrs of the operation Zarb-e-Azb. Children also participated in competitions of declamation and patriotic songs in various schools.