The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day on Saturday with a commitment to ensure progress, prosperity and a strong defense of the country.
The day dawned with thirty-one-gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one-gun salute in provincial capitals, Radio Pakistan reported.
Pakistan Day: Military might displayed at Islamabad parade
Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajr prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Local celebs also shared heartfelt messages for Pakistan.
Mahira Khan, Ahad Raza Mir, Hamza Ali Abbasi and others took to social media to share their wishes and wished prosperity for the country.
Here's what they had to say:
Ahad Raza Mir:
I might be far away but here's a picture for Pakistan Day. I've been doing too much Shakespeare. I'm captioning in rhyming couplets. Pakistan Zindabad! Aaj Pakistan aur aap sab ki bohot yaad arahi hai. (Miss Pakistan and you all a lot today.)
Dear Pakistanis Happy Pakistan Day. Pakistan Zindabad. We are all one. We all bleed green, dream green and believe green. Beyond all our differences we must always remain committed to each other and to our motherland."
Dear Pakistanis Happy #Pakistan Day.... #PakistanZindabad we are all ONE we all bleed green, dream green and believe green. Beyond all our differences we must always remain committed to eachother and to our motherland.— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) March 22, 2019
Aur Raaj karay gi khalq-e-Khuda
(And the people of God will rule)
Jo main bhi hun aur tum bhi ho
(Who I am too, And so are you)
Hum Dekhain Gey, Laazim hai ke hum bhi dekhein gey
(We shall see, surely we shall see) 💚
Hoping, praying and working for a peaceful, stronger and tolerant Pakistan.
Hamza Ali Abbasi:
To those who wanted to isolate Pakistan, are you watching? Military presence from China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and the presence of one of the most respected/accomplished global Muslim leaders PM of Malaysia Mahatir Muhammad! Allah ho Akbar!
To those who wanted to isolate PAKISTAN, are U watching? Military presence from China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan & the presence of one of the most respected/accomplished global Muslim leaders PM of Malaysia Mahatir Muhammad! Allah ho Akbar. 🇵🇰 #PakistanDay pic.twitter.com/U58S0j6LOR— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) March 23, 2019
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