ISLAMABAD: Nation is celebrating Diamond Jubilee, the 75th Independence Day of motherland today (Sunday) with a renewed pledge to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic welfare state.
Fireworks lit up the night skies, trumpets blared and bikers and cars adorned with national flags packed major roads and avenues in cities to celebrate Independence Day.
Government and private buildings, as well as streets and markets, have been illuminated to mark the special day. National flags, buntings, posters and banners adorn rooftops.
The day will dawn with thirty-one gun salute at Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute at the provincial headquarters.
Special prayers will be offered in mosques at dawn for peace, solidarity and prosperity of the country.
The main feature of the celebrations will be a national flag hoisting ceremony in Islamabad.
Similar flag hoisting ceremonies will also be held at provincial, divisional and district headquarters level throughout the country.
Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television will highlight the services of Pakistan Movement heroes’ on the day and pay tributes to their extra ordinary contributions for making Pakistan a reality.