Military parade after gap of 7 years as nation marks Pakistan Day
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Day military parade held today with traditional zeal, enthusiasm and determination to strive harder for the country’s prosperity, peace, security and stability.
The day dawned with 21-gun salute in the federal capital and 19-gun salute in provincial capitals. Special prayers are offered in mosques after Fajr prayers for progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country. It is be a public holiday and national flag is hoisted on major government buildings. Various political, social, religious, educational and other organizations have arranged functions to highlight importance of Pakistan Resolution that paved the way for the creation of an independent homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent.
The conventional military parade is held after a gap of seven years at the newly constructed Parade Ground near Faizabad Interchange this morning. An investiture ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadar in the afternoon wherein President Mamnoon Hussain confered awards and medals on different people for their outstanding performance in different fields. Radio Pakistan broadcasted special programmes on the occasion and newspapers published special supplements
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sohail Aman, after presenting a fly-past before President Mamnoon Hussain, has joined him one the podium, where the head of the state is reviewing the march-past held by the armed forces personnel.
The National Assembly of Pakistan hostied 1st International Conference of Parliamentarians of Pakistan Origin held today in Parliament House, Islamabad. The theme of the conference is “Celebrating the Common Heritage: Democracy”. Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq inaugurated the Conference. Parliamentarians of Pakistani Origin elected to the legislatures around the world and Members of the National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan were invited to attend the conference.
National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq taking the initiative invited the Parliamentarians of Pakistani Origin to join hands to project the democratic credentials of our common heritage and honour of all those individuals who were serving anywhere in the world as people’s representatives. The Speaker was of the view that the Parliamentarians could serve as a bridge between the East and the West portraying the true image of peaceful, democratic and progressive Pakistan. The distinguished Parliamentarians of Pakistani origin besides participating in the Conference will also witness Pakistan Day Parade and attend other state functions being held in connection with Pakistan Day.
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