This Independence Day was a very special event for us Pakistanis as it was the 70th year since its being. Keeping this in mind the management of Park Towers organised a two-day splendid, fun filled Azadi Festival on 13 and 14 August. It was easily one of the best celebrations as lots of activities had been planned making it a memorable day. The evening had many surprises for all including illusion and magic show by renowned TV personality, illusionist Shahrukh who has wowed audience previously on all leading channels. He has shown his prowess as a superb magician on TV and the audience was witness to the same at the festival. Each trick was followed by another interesting one that held the audience captive.

Stand-up comedian Saad Haroon was also one of the highlights of the Independence Day celebrations. He had the audience in stitches with his tongue-in-cheek interactive jokes. Known for his witty one liners since his Black Fish days, Haroon has come a long way. Born in a business oriented family he had quite a tough time convincing his dad to let him pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. He is currently hosting a famous morning show on radio. Saad Haroon at Park Towers was one of the most sought after segments that saw the floor jam-packed with all wanting to participate in his comic act. This segued into the captivating music performance by singing sensation Feddy Fap who entertained all with his hit numbers. Still fresh at his art, Feddy has made a place for himself, within a short span, as a musician to be reckoned with. He has been performing at concerts and has also recorded OSTs for a few drama serials. Feddy Fap had the audience engaged till the very end. Feddy even provided the background score for the fashion show as models sashayed down the aisle in Bonanza attire.

Other activities at the Azadi festival were the pipe musical band, games for kids, activity stalls, upto 70% off sales, and live singing for everyone. Exuberant youngsters were welcomed on stage to render national songs of their choice. With so much passion and energy all around it was impossible to stay unaffected.  Biker show by the heavy bike gang was a much anticipated segment and one that held back guests till midnight. The bikers entertained all with their adventurous antics and finally everyone congregated for the cake cutting and flag hoisting ceremony. It was amazing to see patriotism course through the veins of youngsters as they all sang the national anthem. Here’s wishing Pakistan many more!