ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day on Thursday with a renewed pledge to transform the Country into a true Islamic and welfare state in line with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and to ensure progress, prosperity and a strong defence of the Country. The Day is observed annually to commemorate the passage of historic Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, under which Muslims of the Sub-Continent set the agenda of a separate homeland for themselves.
The national flag has been hoisted atop all major government buildings.
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 Fajar prayers for progress and prosperity of the Country.
Due to the bad weather, the spectacular and colourful Pakistan Day Military Parade of the Armed Forces at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad has been postponed till Saturday where three wings of the armed forces will display their professional military skills.
It is pertinent to mention here that due to prevailing financial situation of the Country, it has been decided to shorten the military parade.