Independence Day being marked today
August 14 2020 01:53 AM
Pakistani flags and lights
Motorists are seen along a street in Lahore, decorated with Pakistani flags and lights, yesterday ahead of the country’s 74th Independence Day, which marks the end of British colonial rule, today.


The nation will mark Independence Day today with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of the Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic welfare state.
The day will dawn with a 31-gun salute in the Federal Capital, and a 21-gun salute in the provincial headquarters.
Prayers will be offered for the security and progress of Pakistan and the people.
It will be a public holiday.
The national flag will be hoisted at all important public and private buildings.
The main feature of the celebrations will be a national flag hoisting ceremony at President House Islamabad.
President Dr Arif Alvi will be the chief guest on the 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, bazaars 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.

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