ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI: 74th independence day was celebrated in the country by the nation amid the renewed pledge no stone would be left unturned to make Pakistan a true Islamic, economically robust and prosperous country..
The day began with the traditional thirty-one gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial capitals. ..
Prayers were offered for security and progress of Pakistan and well-being of the people. National flag was hoisted at all important public and private buildings.
National flag hoisting ceremonies were held at President House Islamabad, and provincial, divisional and district headquarters throughout the country.
Buildings, the government offices and houses across the country were decorated to celebrate this special occasion.
Fireworks display was witnessed by thousands of people in all major cities across Pakistan including, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Dera Bugti, Pishin, Gujranwala, Mardan, Swat and Gujrat and other cities.
A special ceremony was held in connection with Independence day at Hazoori Bagh in Lahore on Friday where Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar hoisted the national flag.
The day dawned with 21-gun salute in the provincial metropolis followed by a graceful change of guard ceremony at Mazar e Iqbal. 21 guns salute was presented in Mehfooz Shaheed Garrison.
A graceful change of guard ceremony was also held at mausoleum of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal in connection with the Independence Day.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army assumed the guard duties at the Mazar-e-Iqbal.
Punjab Chief Minister also visited the mausoleum of Poet of the East Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
He laid a floral wreath, offered Fateh and wrote his expressions in the visitors’ book.
Thousands of people turned out at the Minar-e-Pakistan to watch a grand firework display celebrating Independence Day. The sky lit with colorful lighting due to the fireworks display.
In Karachi, the main event of a change of guard ceremony took place at Mazar of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
A smartly turned out contingent includes 64 cadets of Pakistan Navy assumed the honorary guard duties.
The day dawned in the provincial capital with 21 gun-salutes while special prayers was offered at mosques for the country’s safety prosperity and development.
The grandest Independence Day celebrations were held at the Seaview. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail was also present on the occasion.
The independence day of Pakistan was celebrated in GB with traditional zeal and enthusiasm today.
Special functions were held across Gilgit-Baltistan to pay tributes to the heroes of Pakistan movement.
Political, social and religious parties brought out rallies and held function to celebrate the event in befitting manner.
Tech giant Google, following its tradition, Friday marked Pakistan’s Independence Day by dedicating a doodle on its homepage.
The doodle is green in colour and shows the historic Khojak Tunnel Balochistan.
In the past, Google’s doodles have drawn inspiration from the Lahore Fort, Khyber Pass and the Indus Valley Civilization.