Pakistan’s Independence Day on Tuesday began with the roaring echoes of a 31-gun salute in the federal capital, while 21-gun salutes were conducted in the provincial capitals, Express News reported.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad and Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah arrived at Quaid’s mosoleum along with members of the Cabinet. They laid wreaths and said fateha prayers there. The Pakistani flag was also hoisted on the occasion.
While talking to the media, the chief minister and governor of Sindh said that by standing under the shade of the mausoleum, they are reviving their commitment to the nation.
The ceremony held at the mausoleum of national poet, Allama Iqbal, was attended by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Director-General Rangers Major General Hilal Hussain and other prominent personalities.
Children participating at the event sang national songs, expressing their fervour and zeal.
During his address, Sharif mentioned the efforts made by Muslims in the wake of independence in 1947. DG Rangers raised the Pakistani flag at the ceremony held at Wagah border.
Independence Day celebrations held at Police Line in Peshawar were attended by Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Hoti, who also raised the flag at the event.
While in Quetta people celebrated Independence Day with fervor.
Speaker Balochistan Assembly Muhammad Aslam Bothani said during his address that the situation of the country and the provinces implies that Independence Day should not only be limited to celebrations.
Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani took part in the celebrations held at Ayub Stadium.
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be ashamed our hindu brothers are suffering in pakistan.
PAKISTAN ZINDABAD! InshAllah will make Pakistan a better place for all those who bleed green
Happy Independence Day to our Pakistani friends.
May you get great prosperity and success this year.
@Pakistani: Dear Friend, It is your presumption that army is not corrupt. Unbeliever has rightly answered you by saying "the institution you are so much boasting about can with it’s draconian powers supress all the news that could implicate it in any sort of corruption scandal. also, they can get what they want without resorting to corruption, as they have framed the policies in such a manner. and politicians have to resort to dishonest ways to match up to them."
However I agree that politicians in India have amassed huge money; but being a democratic and free country at least we all know the truth. Yes we are a growing democracy and with better education and GDP growth one day people will stop electing such politicians then we will reach the heights we are aiming for. Any day it is better than being under the boots of an Army dictatorship.
@cyma and cheema Today every Pakistani desires to live and work and get education and get medical treatment and get refuge ( including politicians ) in farangi ( western) country! Is this what you call Independence?
Americans do not desire all this!
happy indepence day to all pakistani brothers from india
Happy Independence day to all my friends in Pakistan.
Happy Independence Day to all Pakistani Friends.
Happy Independence to all my Pakistani Brothers and sisters. May God give peace , happiness and prosperity to Pakistan and they can have a Pakistan free from violence and terror attacks!!. All the best wishes from people of India!!!!! God bless Pakistan!!
Wish we had the courage to celebrate our independence on the right day. Unfortunately, we just want to be different from India and willing to ignore historical facts even for such important occasions. Effectively due to this willful error, we annually celebrate and commemorate the last day of British rule over us.
the institution you are so much boasting about can with it's draconian powers supress all the news that could implicate it in any sort of corruption scandal.
also, they can get what they want without resorting to corruption, as they have framed the policies in such a manner. and politicians have to resort to dishonest ways to match up to them.
however, this is time to celiberate independence, and not day to day bickering.
happy independence day once again.
happy independence to pakistani friends.
On the 65th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence, US CENTCOM wishes the people of Pakistan a Happy Independence Day. We salute the struggles of the Pakistani people under the leadership of their great leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, to gain their Independence and wish them prosperity and stability in the future.
Capt. Joseph Kreidel DET-United States Central Command www.centcom.mil/ur
We all love Pakistan so we have to make it strong. May Allah forgive us and help us...Ameen! PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!
Happy Independence Day everyone. May Allah make our country's future bright and prosperous. May we work harder towards the progress of our country, treat everyone equally, and contribute bit by bit towards the success of our nation. Ameen
@VINOD: My friend, even if the whole power in Pakistan is with our Military Leadership , we are not ashamed of it, We love our army , atleast we have an institution which is corruption free...and we have a live example of India , what these politicians did for you except having billions of dollars in swiss banks, more than of us is lying below the poverty line in india? isn't?
@VINOD: A simple answer from my side would be that todays Pakistan is a complex country but your questions don't really matter to us common Pakistanis since we don't care much anyways. All I know is that we are a very proud nation no matter what kind of allegations etc come our way. Thank you for your kind words. Pakistan Zindabad!
we need unity it`s an apeal please help the muslims
Please accept our best wishes on Independence day. May God bless Pakistan with Prosperity and peace. The report says "During his address, Sharif mentioned the efforts made by Muslims in the wake of independence in 1947. DG Rangers raised the Pakistani flag at the ceremony held at Wagah border." This brings two questions to my mind if some one could please answer. 1. Why has the Chief Minister Sahib only mentioned the efforts made by muslims and not all the people of Pakistan including the minorities? 2. When Chief Minister Sahib was present how come the DG Rangers a Major General Sahib raised the flag? sounds a bit funny to us in India.
14th August The Day of Freedom, The Day of Celebrations Happy 66th Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan May Almighty Allah protect our Nation Long Live Pakistan
Pakistan Zindabad .. Proud to be a Pakistani :-))
Happy Independence Day to Pakistan.
@Rahul: Thank you Rahul. Happy Independence day to all my Indian friends as well.
P.S: I just assumed Rahul is an Indian but my apologies for the assumption if he isn't.
keep dreaming bachchan...
Pakistan Zindabad :)
1] salam all pakistan happy independence daussssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss i beliones to peshawar
link text salam all pakistan happy independence day
im prop to be a pakistaney happy idependence day for my all pakistaning friend a/salam to all army
a/salam happy idpendence day to all my pakistan a/salam for all army pakistan zindabad
Long live Pakistan and PAK ARMY
@Kay: We are. Maybe you're not.
@Kay: If that was a philosophical question, then which country is? Is the US reallly independent? Or it is under control of Israel and Jews.
YES we are independent....
Happy Birthday Pakistan!Mard-e-Haq
Are we really independent?
Happy independence day to all Pakistanis. May Allah bless our nation.
@Rahul: Same to u n advance , Thank u so much Sir,
Pakistan Zindabaad !!!
Long Live Pakistan
Happy Independence Day to Pakistan. I know its been a really hard journey but I see Pakistan as the leader of South Asia in Future.
Long Live Pakistan
The question is: Independence from whom? The British or the Indians?
i love my country.........
Happy Independence Day to all Pakistani Friends..!!
Happy Independence Day to our beloved neighbours .
Pakistan Zindabad! Happy Independence Day! Long Live Pakistan! May Allah protect my beloved country.