Pakistani nation celebrates 75th Independence Day

Pakistani nation celebrates 75th Independence Day today (Saturday) with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic welfare state.

The day dawned with thirty-one gun salutes in the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial headquarters.

Pakistani nation celebrates 75th Independence Day

People offered prayers for security and progress of Pakistan and well-being of the people.

They also hoisted national flag at all important public and private buildings.

The main feature of the celebrations includes a national flag hoisting ceremony at President House Islamabad.

Meanwhile, President Dr. Arif Alvi attends as the chief guest on the occasion.

Similar flag hoisting ceremonies also take place at provincial, divisional and district headquarters level throughout the country.

Besides, government and the nation have illuminated public and private buildings as well as streets, bazaars and markets.

National flags, buntings, portraits of founding fathers, posters and banners are also seen everywhere as part of the celebration of Independence Day.

Meanwhile, the President has approved conferment of military awards on the officers and soldiers of Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force.

In Karachi, change of guard ceremony held at the mausoleum of Founder of Pakistan Great Leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

A smartly turned out contingent of the cadets from the Pakistan Naval Academy assumed ceremonial guard duties at the mausoleum with traditional spirit and customary enthusiasm.

Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy Commodore Sohail Ahmed attended as the chief guest of the ceremony.


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