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Islamabad

August 14, 2017

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70th Independence Day to be celebrated today

70th Independence Day to be celebrated today

Islamabad :The country’s 70th Independence Day will be marked today (Monday) with the people renewing pledge to protect the country against any threat and make it a true Islamic welfare state as envisioned by its founding fathers.

The day will dawn with 31 gun salute in Islamabad and 21 gun-salute in the provincial capitals. After the Fajr prayers, special prayers will be offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country and success of the long drawn struggle of Kashmiris.

The main event of the day will be flag-hoisting ceremony at Parliament House. President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yong will jointly unfurl the national flag at the ceremony.

The president will address the nation on the occasion. The flag-hosting ceremonies will also be held at the provincial capitals, district headquarters and important national institutions.

The Radio Pakistan will broadcast a special day-long transmission on the Independence Day. Meanwhile, all major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tactfully decorated with illuminations, national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings to give a festive look.

A host of events, including seminars, conferences, lectures, debates, speech contests, exhibitions, quiz competitions, stage dramas and poetic sessions, have been arranged by different organisations in connection with the day.

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