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Nation celebrates 70th Independence Day today

Nation celebrates 70th Independence Day today

ISLAMABAD: The nation is all set to celebrate 70th year of independence today (Monday) with traditional fervour and enthusiasm.

The day will dawn with a salute of 31 guns in the federal and 21 gun salute in provincial capitals. Special prayers will be offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, unity of the Muslim Ummah and success of the long drawn struggle of Kashmiris after Fajr prayers.

The main event of the day will be flag-hoisting ceremony on the Parliament House premises. 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. Different universities and colleges would hold special events, including seminars, conferences, lectures, debates, speech contests, exhibitions, quiz competitions, stage dramas and Mushairas.

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