ISLAMABAD: Celebrations of Pakistan's 68th Independence Day kicked off on Thursday at the President House where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain, Army Chief Raheel Sharif, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq along with other prominent leaders attended a August 14-related ceremony.
“The nation is grateful to our officers and we salute them for their bravery,” the president said during his speech.
A 21-gun salute was fired in provincial capitals, while a 31-gun salute was given in Islamabad to commemorate the.
In Lahore, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif hoisted the national flag at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal, while Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah and Governer Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad did the same in Karachi at Mazar-e-Quaid.
A 2400-square-foot flag has also been prepared that will be hoisted in Islamabad later during the day.
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Proud of Pakistan, army, and all Pakistanis. Love from Peshawar,KPK.
Let me solve this mystry of 67th & 68th anniversary..... Pakistan came into existence in 1947. So people in 1947 celebrated the independence day on 14 August 1947. So as a matter of the celebration, that was the first independence day which was celebrated. On the other hand in 14 August 1948 Pakistan was 1 year old so people celebrated the 1st anniversary but they celebrated the independence day second time.
So it should be clear that independence day and anniversary are two things..
Not sure how it can be 68th independence day. Present day Pakistan came into existence only in 1971. So count.
I have read on more than one places that "68th anniversary of Pakistan". Why people made such a reckless mistake. It could be easily counted that it is 67th anniversary of Pakistan.
Belated Independence Day Wishes: Happy Independence Day to Pakistan
Belated Independence Day Wishes: Happy 68th Independence Day to Pakistan.
@Someone: When was Kashmir part of Pakistan by the way??? Even the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is known as Azad Kashmir with its own puppet PM.How come annexing Kashmir into India is interference in Pakistan??? May be logical and Pakistani is an oxymoron.
ITS 67th! for God's sake TRIBUNE GET YOUR MATH RIGHT!
We in India are also grateful to Jinnah Saab for removing the unwanted, cancerous part from the main body. In the early years after the partition, many Indians talked about - and wanted - one big secular Indian Republic. But, over the years, we began to count our blessings and now firmly believe that partition was, in fact, the nicest thing that happened to us. All the same, good luck to you, neighbours!
Abdul Ghuddus, get a real job! McDonald's pays $7.35.
@US CENTCOM: Can I get some of that fine Afghan Khush?
Happy Independence day Pakistan.May you progress by leaps and bounds.
Happy Independence Day to my neighbors :) I hope in coming days the hatred between the two countries demises and we live like two brother countries forever.
Take care :)
On the Occasion of Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day, we wanted to take a moment and congratulate the Pakistani nation and its people a Happy Independence Day. As we know, Pakistan is a relatively young country, and it is remarkable to witness all that Pakistan has achieved in such a short time. It is a moment to feel a lot of pride on the accomplishments of the hardworking people and to reflect on the path to improvement. We hope that you all have a memorable Independence Day today.
Ali Khan Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM
happy independence day to all the people of Pakistan
@Strategic Asset: Yes we do, and leaned that from you guys after 1971 and still are hosting millions of Afghan refugees. Khalistan and Kashmir also came after 1971. Ironically you people think we are unable to do introspection .. But most of our Indian friends are unable to see anything through the so called shine of 'Shinning India'. Happy Independance Day in advance.
@too smart ?: unlike you, we are not fond of interfering in the politics of our neighboring country..
Afghanistan ring a bell to you? I am not even bringing up Khalistan or Kashmir.
Trust Pakistanis to trivialize their own solemn occasion with their false narrative.
@Mbd: Born together; Die together, remember?
Happy Independent Day for all my Pakistani siblings.
Why is the mainstream media saying its 68th birthday?? It is the 67th birthday. Its simple mathematics. Pakistan is now in its 68th year but the number of years since its birth is 67.
Protests & marches are part of democracy. What's the problem !!
Congratulations to Pakistan. Live and let live!
Just going through the constitution of Pakistan. Can't find the bit where it is says anyone cannot "demand" the registration of the prime minister? Can anyone point me to this section?
@Baby Doll: No offence but you, India and Modi don't need to shove your nose into everything. Happy independence day to you in advance.
Happy independence day - especially to our brave soldiers who are at the front fighting Indian/Afghan backed terrorists.
@ baby doll main sone di .. no thank you.. unlike you, we are not fond of interfering in the politics of our neighboring country.. we would rather learn from any other country of the world, but not yours
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FELLOW PAKISTANIS
I am so proud to be Pakistani
Meanwhile, Hamza Shahbaz, Salman Shahbaz and Mrs Nawaz Sharif are en route (or have already arrived) to celebrate Independence day in London, ironically the country from which we got independence!
@rahul.. clearly you are jobless just like million others in your country..
P.S. Pakistan Zindabad :)
if you want to know what a real honorable country and pm is - tune into indian news channel tomorrow morning and listen to modi.
Yes, and we are waiting for entertainment to start ...
Happy Independence Day people! Pakistan Zindabad!
What is it that the illegaly elected Government members and the army brass want to celebrate? The million plus displaced citizens or those who were cut down by military operation in Waziristan and in Lahore suburb?
When you all gonna die
congrates pakistan, what you give world, same to receive do't forget this principle
@TauseefAhmed: 67 years old, 68th birthday - the first birthday being the day one is born.
Jasha-e-Azadi Mubarak----------Pakistan Zindabad !
Just wanted to rectify that it is 67th independence day not 68th.
You are so blithely ignorant of any reality!
In Mayfair, Hassan Nawaz gave a 21 gun salute to the waiting staff at Nobu for cooking excellent sushi (halal, of course) for him!
Today on this important day... we should form a force of Poor Pakistani People... And should start snatching from rich... Because in Pakistan who has power he can do any thing.. And we r more then 60%..
No to miscreants of PTI and PAT , those who are making extra constitutional demands , on this sacred day.
Pakistan Zindabad ! Long Live Pakistan Army, Navy and Airforce ! Jasha-e-Azadi Mubarak.