Independence Day: Imran Khan shares rare picture of his ancestors with Quaid-e-Azam

  • PM in-waiting says he is filled with the greatest optimism despite grave challenges

ISLAMABAD – In his Independence Day message to the nation, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and prime minister in-waiting Imran Khan said he is filled with the greatest optimism despite grave challenges.

Khan took to Twitter to express his felling on this auspicious moment and said: “On this Independence Day I am filled with the greatest optimism. Despite our grave economic crises, due to corruption & cronyism, I know if we are united in our resolve, we will rise to the challenge & Pak will become the great nation envisaged by our Quaid & Iqbal”

The incoming premier of Pakistan also shared a historic picture of his ancestors sitting along with the founder of the country Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and thinker of Pakistan Dr Allama Iqbal.

In another tweet, Khan shared the story of the picture: “In this historic picture of Quaid-i-Azam & Iqbal, at the Round Table Conference in London 1932, my khalu Dr Jehangir Khan and my mother’s chacha Zaman Khan ( Zaman Park named after him ) were also present.

The nation today is celebrating 72nd Independence Day with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a truly Islamic welfare state.

The day  dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the federal and twenty-one gun salute at the provincial capitals. Prayers will be offered for security and progress of Pakistan and wellbeing of the people.