Young boys buying badges and flags in Parachinar to celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan. – Photo by Ali Afzal

PARACHINAR, 13 August: Like other parts of the country, the people of Parachinar area of Kurram Agency have also decorated their markets and houses in connection with Independence Day celebrations.

The shops and stalls selling the national flags and badges are witnessing rush of customers and the youth have also decorated their cycles, motorcycles and vehicles with national flags.

Some of the citizens while talking to TNN said independence is a great gift of Almighty Allah and people should know its value.

“I love my country and I will stand shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan till my death. I am proud to be a Pakistani and thankful to God for giving me such a beautiful homeland,” Sajjad Hussain, a local citizen, said.

Yadullah, another citizen, said many programmes have been arranged in connection with Independence Day celebrations and adequate security measures have been taken.

Meanwhile, the major Independence Day function in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency has been shifted to Governor House in Peshawar due to security concerns. However, the smaller functions will go ahead in Jamrud.