Pakistan Day: Armed forces conduct joint parade in capital
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistani armed forces are conducting a joint parade at the Parade Ground near Shakarparian hills on account of 77th Pakistan Day.
President Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest of the occasion. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif also witnessed the parade.
Troops of Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, 18 Punjab Regiment, 21 Frontier Force Regiment, 10 Northern Light Infantry Regiment, 760 Mujahid Battalion, Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Rangers Punjab, Paratroopers, Pakistan Police (represented by the Islamabad Police), Tri Services Lady Officers, Tri Services Armed Forces Nursing Services, Boy Scouts, Pakistan Girl Guides, Special Services Group (SSG) and President Bodyguards took part in the parade.
Mechanised columns of Armoured Corps, Artillery, Army Air Defence, Signals, Engineers, Army Strategic Force Command also participated.
A splendid fly past of JF-17 Thunder and F-16 fighter jets was conducted. The Pakistan Air Force saluted President Mamnoon.
Special troops of Saudi and Chinese armed forces also participated in the parade.