Nation observes 83rd Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD March 23 : Pakistan Day, commemorating the passage of the historic Lahore Resolution on 23rd March in 1940 is being celebrated across the country today (Thursday).

The day dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital Islamabad and a 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.

Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajar prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country.

In Karachi, a graceful change of guards ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam, where Air Vice-Marshal Syed Imran Majid Ali was the chief guest.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Governor Kamran Tesori were also present on this occasion.

A change of guard and wreath laying ceremony was also held at the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Mausoleum in Lahore.

Air Vice-Marshal Syed Imran Majid Ali, Air Officer Commanding, PAF Airmen Academy, Korangi Creek was the Chief Guest.

Moreover, a military parade is also set to take place at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, where three wings of the armed forces will display their professional military skills.

President Dr. Arif Alvi in his message on the occasion of Pakistan Day paid tribute to the founders of Pakistan.

“Despite the challenges, we have spectacular achievements with continuous hard work. We have established state institutions, who made our defense invincible, achieved nuclear capability, overcome terrorism and Corona,” said Alvi.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Pakistan came into being as a result of political and constitutional struggle and its future lies in adhering to the constitution in its letter and spirit.

He said Pakistan is destined to achieve great heights. “For this to become a reality, we have to forge unity in our ranks, equip ourselves with national purpose and vow to wage a struggle in line with the legacy of our forefathers.”

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