ISLAMABAD – The nation will celebrate Pakistan Day on Friday with traditional zeal to commemorate the Lahore Resolution passed in 1940. The day would dawn with 31 gun salutes in the federal and 21 gun salutes in provincial capitals.
The day will dawn with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country and with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital as well as 21-gun salutes in provincial capitals.
The national flag will be hoisted at important public and private buildings across the country and all Pakistani missions abroad. However, the permanent feature of armed forces’ parade on Pakistan Day will not be held owing to security reasons.
Governmental, political, cultural, social and other organizations have chalked out various programs to mark the day in a befitting manner.
In Lahore, several dignitaries will visit the mausoleum of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, known as Poet of the East to pay homage to the great poet and philosopher.
People from all walks of life will also visit the mausoleum, lay floral wreaths on the grave and offer fateha.
Several dignitaries will visit the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi and lay floral wreaths, besides paying homage to the Father of the Nation.
Pakistan Day will also be celebrated with traditional zeal in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan and private television channels will air special programs to highlight the significance of the day and various aspects of the life and work of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other leading personalities of Pakistan Movement.