Pakistan Day Marked With Military Parade, Air Show


The day was dawned with 31-gun salute in the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.
Islamabad (webPaki / Pakistan News – 23rd March, 2019) The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day today with a commitment to ensure progress, prosperity and a strong defense of the country.

The day is observed on March 23 every year to commemorate the passage of Lahore Resolution on this day in 1940 when the Muslims of the Sub-continent set the agenda of a separate homeland for themselves.

The day was dawned with 31-gun salute in the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.

Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajr prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country. National flag was hoisted on all major government buildings.

A grand military parade was held in Islamabad where contingents of the three armed forces and the security forces conducted march past.

Various aeroplanes belonging to Army Aviation and Pakistan Air Force demonstrated aerobatic feats for the audience.

Similarly, combat and attack helicopters as well as skydivers of airborne units from the three armed forces showcased their skills.

The parade also showcased cultures of all the four provinces. Cultural delegates and floats from Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir were featured during the ceremony.

Various contingents from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Turkey also participated in the Parade.

Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohammad was the guest of honour at the parade.

President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, ministers, members of the Parliament, the three services chiefs and diplomats will also witness the parade.

Defence Minister Azerbaijan, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Bahrain and government officials from Oman also attended the ceremony.