Pakistan celebrates 68th Independence Day

Celebrations kick off at President House where PM Nawaz, President Mamnoon and COAS Raheel are in attendance

Web Desk August 14, 2014

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.


Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

Proud of Pakistan, army, and all Pakistanis. Love from Peshawar,KPK.

Ihsan | 8 years ago | Reply

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..

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