Nation celebrates Pakistan Day today
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day with firm resolve to work hard to strengthen national security and solidarity today.
The day marks adoption of historic Lahore Resolution in 1940 that provided a framework for realization of the goal of a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia.
The day dawned with 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.
Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajr prayers for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country.
Today is a public holiday. National flag is being hoisted on major government buildings.
Main feature of the day is the military parade at Parade Avenue in Islamabad where armed forces are conducting march past and fighter jets will present aerobatic maneuvers.
On the occasion, floats will also depict the culture of different regions.
President Mamnoon Hussain will be the chief guest while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the services chiefs will also attend the colorful event.
An investiture ceremony will be held at President House (Aiwan-e-Sadar) in the evening where the president would confer awards and medals to different personalities for their outstanding contribution in different fields.
Meanwhile, special security arrangements have been put in place in the twin cities to avert any untoward incident.