ISLAMABAD: The 80th Pakistan Day was celebrated on Monday with simplicity in wake of the spread of cornavirus in the country.
Pakistan Day is celebrated each year on March 23 to mark the passage of the Lahore Resolution that led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia in 1947. The historic resolution, known as the Pakistan Resolution, was approved on March 23, 1940.
Special dua ceremonies were held at the mosques after Fajr prayers for eradication of coronavirus from the country and welfare of the motherland. The day dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals.
The annual Pakistan Day military parade and all other ceremonies have been postponed in wake of the spread of cornavirus in the country.
Meanwhile, the state-run radio and television broadcast special programmes and media houses highlighted the importance of Pakistan Day.