Independence Day

The nation is celebrating the 63rd Independence Day of Pakistan today (Friday) with traditional zeal and fervor and firm determination to safeguard security and solidarity of the country in the face of diverse challenges.
The day will dawn with a thirty one gun salute at the federal and twenty one gun salute at the provincial capitals. Special prayers will be offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country and the unity of the Muslim ummah after fajr prayers.
The main event of the day will be an impressing flag hoisting ceremony at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad where Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will unfurl the national flag. It will be followed by the playing of the national anthem. The Prime Minister will also address the nation after the flag hoisting ceremony. Similar flag hoisting ceremonies would also be held at the provincial capitals and district headquarters. A number of organizations, political parties, educational institutions and social and literary societies have also planned functions to highlight different aspects of the struggle for Pakistan and life of the heroes of independence movement.

Text Courtesy: DailyMailNews

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