Pakistan is to celebrate its 70th Independence Day on Monday with great zeal and celebrations across the country, and also in other parts of the world with a renewed pledge to safeguard our motherland against any threat.
The pledge also includes to make Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state, as envisioned by the founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The day will begin with thirty-one gun salutes in the federal and twenty-one gun salutes in the provincial capitals.
Special prayers will be offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, unity of the Muslim Ummah and success of the long drawn struggle of Kashmiris after Fajar prayers.
The main event of the day will be flag hoisting ceremony at Parliament House premises. President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yong will jointly unfurl the national flag at the ceremony.
The President will address the nation on the occasion.