ISLAMABAD: The nation observed its 75th Pakistan Day with zeal and fervour, the day dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salutes in provincial capitals on Monday.
Pakistan Day is observed on March 23 to commemorate the passage of the Lahore Resolution of 1940, now called the Pakistan Resolution, on March 23 1940 at the ground in Lahore where the Minar-e-Pakistan now stands.
The highlight on Monday was the armed forces’ parade, which will be held at the newly constructed Parade Ground near Shakarparian after a gap of seven years.
The last military parade took place on March 23, 2008, and has not been held since due to security concerns in the face of rising terrorism.
As per tradition, a change of guard will take place at the mausoleums of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, followed by wreaths being laid.
Moreover, the national flag will be hoisted atop main public and private buildings throughout the country as well as at all Pakistani missions abroad.