Independence Day Celebrations

Pakistanis celebrate Independence Day in Islamabad and Lahore

The entire nation is preparing ahead to celebrate Independence Day on August 14. It is the most important day in the life of the nation. The Cities, towns, villages and suburbs have geared up to celebrate the day in a befitting manner. Streets, roads, shops, vehicles, houses, government buildings have hoisted the national flags and decorates these places with colorful buntings and lights.

We can observe a sea of flags covering every nook and corner of the country. Since the inception of Pakistan, we have been solemnly celebrating this day as the national holiday. Different Civic organizations, religious and political parties, and Civil Society will hold meetings, rallies and marches to highlight the events leading to the creation of independent State of Pakistan.

This Year August 14 will be celebrated with great zeal, fanfare, and fervor. The day will start with the usual 31 Gun Salute in the national Capital Islamabad and 21 Gun Salute in the provincial Capital. People will visit Quaid-e-Azam’s Mazar and Allama Iqbal’s Mazar in Karachi and Lahore respectively to pay homage to the founding father and Poet of the East. We owe them a great debt. People will also visit grave yards to pay homage to the martyrs.

The dignitaries including the president, Prime Minister, Governors and Chief Ministers will send greeting to the nation on this memorable day. Commutation in the jail sentences of the prisoners will be done. Gifts, sweets and cash will be distributed among the people. Milli Naghmay will be broadcast over the Radio and TV.

Different Student organizations will hold Seminars, declamation contest and sports event to celebrate the day. We will gather at a friend’s place to celebrate the day in old fashion way. One dish party is planned for the day. We will pray for the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation. We are grateful to Quaid, Allama Iqbal, Liaquat Ali Khan, Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar, Muhammad Ali Johar, Rehmat Ali, and other leaders of the Pakistan movement and Pay homage to them. Greetings to all, Let the festivities begin.

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