Pakistan Day being celebrated with zeal and zest
ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day today (Thursday) with a renewed pledge to transform the country into a true Islamic welfare state in line with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and to ensure its progress, prosperity and a strong defense.
The day is observed to commemorate the historic Lahore Resolution passed on 23rd March in 1940, under which Muslims of the Sub-continent set the agenda of a separate homeland for themselves.
The day dawned with a thirty-one-gun salute in the federal capital and a twenty-one-gun salute in provincial capitals.
Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajar prayers for progress and prosperity of the country.
In a message on Pakistan Day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has said 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.
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The prime minister said Pakistan is destined to achieve great heights. However, he said 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.
He said the establishment of Pakistan was certainly a miracle of the 20th century.
PM Shehbaz Sharif said as a member of international community, Pakistan has always played the role of a responsible nation in the resolution of problems facing humanity and the establishment of global peace.