Pak Army assumes guard duty at Mazar-e-Iqbal

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LAHORE, Aug 14 (APP): A change of guard ceremony, in connection with the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan, was held at the tomb of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a great poet and philosopher, in an impressive manner here on Sunday.

A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army assumed guard duties at the Mazar-e-Iqbal.

The contingent of Pakistan Rangers, which performs guard duties at the Mazar of Allama Iqbal round the year, also took positions alongside, soon after both the outgoing and incoming guards were inspected by Garrison Commander Lahore, Major

General Sardar Tariq Aman.

Then started the guard changing ceremony, marching to the tunes played by the Pakistan army band, the Pak Army contingent moved to take positions at the four corners of the Mazar.

Simultaneously, Rangers were ceremoniously moved out by their officer incharge.

The ceremonial guard mounting followed floral wreath laying at the Mazar of Allama Iqbal by Garrison Commander Lahore Major General Sardar Tariq Aman and offered ‘Fateh’.APP/yrb/zhr

VNS, Lahore