ISLAMABAD: City managers will be organising various events in connection with Independence Day’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

An official of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) said the information ministry, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration and the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad will hold a mega event at Jinnah Convention Centre.

The officials said the diamond jubilee celebration would be exuberant in nature as compared to the conventional celebrations of Independence Day.

They said though formal confirmation was yet to be made by the Prime Minister’s Office, it was expected that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would attend the ceremony as chief guest.

The MCI officials said due to paucity of time, calling tenders was not possible at the moment, therefore, the corporation was mulling to relax Public Procurement Rules and these celebrations would likely be held on the basis of quotations or on single-tender basis.

Meanwhile, officials said the Capital Development Authority was also planning to illuminate various government buildings to celebrate Independence Day.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2022

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