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Nation celebrates 77th Pakistan Day today


LAHORE, MAR 23, (DNA) – The 77th Pakistan Day is being celebrated today (Thursday) with traditional zeal and enthusiasm 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 would be organised at the mosques after Fajr prayers across the country, seeking solidarity, integrity, prosperity and welfare of the motherland. The day will dawn with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals.

Pakistan Day holds a significant place in the history of the country and to mark it in a befitting manner, a spectacular joint armed services parade would be held near Shakarparian in the federal capital.

Special feature of the parade this year will be participation of Peoples Liberation Army China’s Tri Services, Saudi Special Force’s contingents and Turkish Jannisary Military band.

Mechanized columns of various prestigious services of the country will exhibit inventory of highly sophisticated and modern weaponry and arsenal.

Seminars, rallies and ceremonies will be arranged by government and private organizations all across the country. The national flag will be hoisted on important public and private buildings across the country and all Pakistani missions abroad.

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