ISLAMABAD The nation is celebrating Independence Day today (Friday) with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic welfare state and to follow the golden principles of Pakistan’s founding father – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.The day dawned with 31-gun salute in Islamabad – the Federal Capital – and 21-gun salute in the provincial headquarters. Prayers were offered for security and progress of Pakistan and well-being of the people. National flag is being hoisted at all important public and private buildings.
Flag hoisting ceremonies were held at the President House and the 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.