ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day nowadays throughout the united states of america with traditional zeal and fervor.
Pakistan Day marks the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, whilst Muslims of the Subcontinent demanded the installed order of a separate homeland to defend their rights.
A 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute inside the provincial capitals welcomed the day. Special prayers have been provided in mosques after Fajr prayers for development, prosperity and sovereignty of the united states of america.
A grand army parade at Parade Ground near Shakarparian in Islamabad began with the recitation of Holy Quran and then the country wide anthem have become completed. President Dr Arif Alvi inspected the parade from a jeep.
The visitor of honour at this twelve months’s parade is Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi are attending the parade.
Besides, a big extensive variety of senior government and military officers and overseas dignitaries are also in attendance.
Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan led a fly-past as a salute to the chief visitor. After which a formation of JF-17 Thunder fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force completed aerobatic skills, followed through formations of F-7PG and Mirage fighter aircrafts.
Contingents of Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, Pakistan Rangers, Mujahid Battalion, Tri Services Lady Officers, Special Services Group and others held a march-past. Troops from Azerbaijan, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain and Sri Lanka additionally took issue in the parade.
After the troops, contingents of armoured and mechanised infantry held a march-past.
Addressing the navy parade at Parade Ground near Shakarparian, the president renewed the usa of the us’s willpower to local peace and stability. He avowed that Pakistan preferred peace and balance and no longer war.
“We don’t accept as proper with in stopping but our choice for peace want to no longer be misconstrued as our susceptible point,” he stated.
The president said Pakistan overcame the task of terrorism with extraordinary scarifies. “Pakistan is a rising financial electricity,” he asserted.
“We recognize the sovereignty of all nations. The vicinity needs peace and now not struggle,” he stated, along with, “Our actual conflict is in opposition to poverty.”
Stringent safety arrangements have been made to discourage any untoward incident with the routes main to the parade venue intently guarded.
Later inside the day, an investiture ceremony can be held at Aiwan-e-Sadar in which the president will confer civil awards on 171 people demonstrating their talents in precise fields of technological know-how and humanities.