Pakistan Day being celebrated with traditional zeal

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ISLAMABAD: The nation on Saturday is celebrating Pakistan Day with a renewed pledge to work hard for the progress and stability of Pakistan.

The day marks the adoption of the historic Lahore Resolution on this day in 1940 which provided a framework for realization of the goal of a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia.

The day dawned with a 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 prosperity and solidarity of the country. The national flag is hoisted on major government buildings.

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The main feature of the day is the grand military parade in Islamabad where contingents of three armed forces and other security forces will conduct march past while fighter planes will present aerobatic maneuvers.

An investiture ceremony will be held at Aiwan-e-Sadar in the afternoon where President Asif Ali Zardari will confer awards and medals to personalities for their outstanding contribution in different fields.

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