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Independence Day Celebrations

The Nation is celebrating Independence Day Today with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic Welfare State.

The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute in the Provincial Headquarters.

Special Prayers were offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, unity of the Muslim Ummah and for the success of the long drawn struggle of the Kashmiris after Fajr prayers.

National Flag are being hoisted at all important public and private buildings.

The main feature of the celebrations will be a National Flag Hoisting Ceremony at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain will be the Chief Guest on the occasion.

At 8:59 in the Morning, sirens will be sounded and the moving traffic will come to a halt as mark of National Solidarity.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Caretaker Prime Minister Retired Justice Nasirul mulk will unfurl the National Flag and the participants will sing the National Anthem together. The President will also address the Ceremony on the auspicious occasion.

Similar flag hoisting ceremonies will also be held at Provincial, Divisional and District Headquarters level throughout the Country.

Public and Private buildings as well as streets, bazars and markets have been profusely illuminated.

National Flags, buntings, portraits of founding fathers, posters and banners are also seen everywhere as part of the celebration of Independence Day. Radio Pakistan has also prepared comprehensive Programmes to celebrate the day.