In pictures: Pakistan celebrates 73rd Independence Day

Published: August 14, 2019
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The 73rd Independence Day is being celebrated today as Kashmir Solidarity Day to express full support to the Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.

Preparations to celebrate Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and zeal are underway across the country. People are purchasing buntings, national flags, Kashmir flags, banners, badges and pictures of national heroes.

Youth gesture on a modified three wheel vehicle during 73rd Independence Day celebrations in Quetta. (Photo: Abdul Majeed / AFP)

Youth gesture on a modified three-wheel vehicle during 73rd Independence Day celebrations in Peshawar.
(Photo: Abdul Majeed / AFP)

A vendor holds Pakistani national flags as he waits for customers at a market in preparation for Independence Day celebration in Lahore. (Photo: Arif Ali / AFP)

A vendor holds Pakistani national flags as he waits for customers at a market in preparation for Independence Day celebration in Lahore.
(Photo: Arif Ali / AFP)

Pakistanis take to the streets during Independence Day celebrations in Islamabad. (Photo: Aamir Qureshi / AFP)

Pakistanis take to the streets during Independence Day celebrations in Islamabad.
(Photo: Aamir Qureshi / AFP)

Pakistani police with the Special Security Unit (SSU) march in front of the mausoleum of founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah during Independence Day celebrations in Karachi. (Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Pakistani police with the Special Security Unit (SSU) march in front of the mausoleum of founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah during Independence Day celebrations in Karachi.
(Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Pakistani police of the Special Security Unit (SSU) march in front of the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. (Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Pakistani police of the Special Security Unit (SSU) march in front of the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
(Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Girls sing the national anthem as they wave Pakistani and Pakistan-administered Kashmir flags outside the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. (Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Girls sing the national anthem as they wave Pakistani and Pakistan-administered Kashmir flags outside the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
(Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Pakistanis take part in Independence Day celebrations in Quetta. (Photo: Banaras Khan / AFP)

Pakistanis take part in Independence Day celebrations in Quetta.
(Photo: Banaras Khan / AFP)

Pakistan naval cadets march into the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah during Independence Day celelebrations in Karachi. (Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Pakistan naval cadets march into the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah during Independence Day celebrations in Karachi.
(Photo: Rizwan Tabassum / AFP)

Pakistanis take to the streets during Independence Day celebrations in Islamabad. (Photo: Aamir Qureshi / AFP)

Pakistanis take to the streets during Independence Day celebrations in Islamabad.
(Photo: Aamir Qureshi / AFP)

A woman walks with Kashmir's flag to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, at the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. (Photo: Akhtar Soomro / REUTERS)

A woman walks with Kashmir’s flag to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
(Photo: Akhtar Soomro / REUTERS)

A cadet of the Pakistan Navy, positions with the backdrop of monsoon clouds during a ceremony at the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. (Photo: Akhtar Soomro / REUTERS)

A cadet of the Pakistan Navy, positions with the backdrop of monsoon clouds during a ceremony at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
(Photo: Akhtar Soomro / REUTERS)

Attendees wave Pakistan's national flag and Kashmir's flag, to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, at the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. (Photo: Akhtar Soomro / REUTERS)

Attendees wave Pakistan’s national flag and Kashmir’s flag, to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
(Photo: Akhtar Soomro / REUTERS)

The 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan was also celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi with national zeal and enthusiasm. A large number of UAE-based Pakistanis including women and children attended the ceremony.

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Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE Ghulam Dastgir, hoisted the national flag, while the Independence Day messages from President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out.

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