|64th Anniversary of Pakistan's Independence Being Celebrated Across the Globe|
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (August 14, 2011) The nation is celebrating 64th Independence Day of Pakistan today (Sunday) with great zeal, enthusiasm and renewed commitment to make Pakistan strong and prosperous. The day starts with early morning special prayers in mosques for the progress and prosperity of the country.
In Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, independence day celebrations began with a 31-gun salute and 21-gun salute in all the four provincial capitals as well. A change of the guard ceremony at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s founder, in Karachi would also take place.
A number of events have been chalked out to celebrate the Independence Day in a befitting manner and pay tribute to those, who laid down their lives to create an independent motherland for the coming generations.
Keeping alive previous traditions, all the government and private buildings have been illuminated. People, all over the country have decorated their houses, shopping centers and offices with national flags, banners, lighting, paintings and balloons, particularly in green and white colours.
The ruling Pakistan People’s Party as well as other major political parties are all set to celebrate the historic day in a dignified manner by hoisting national and party flags.
To mark the occasion in a befitting manner, the electronic, print and online media have planned comprehensive programmes. The electronic media would present various programmes including national songs, talk shows, dramas and children programmes. The print and online media would carry out special supplements, features and articles, highlighting the importance of the day and sacrifices rendered by heroes and nation’s forefathers for it.
Rallies, processions and colorful functions under the aegis of various public and private sector, social and political organizations in all small and major towns and cities of the country will be the hallmark of the day.
In these programs, the speakers would highlight the significance of the day, goals set for the future and in words of the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam bring “Unity, Faith and Discipline” to its people.