Pakistan Day parade rescheduled for March 25 due to bad weather

Pakistan Day parade rescheduled for March 25 due to bad weather

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Pakistan Day parade, scheduled to be held today (Thursday), has been postponed due to inclement weather, the President’s House said Thursday.

The parade will now be held on March 25.

The joint services parade was due to be held at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day today (Thursday) with a renewed pledge to transform the country into a true Islamic welfare state in line with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and to ensure its progress, prosperity and a strong defense.

The day is observed to commemorate the historic Lahore Resolution passed on 23rd March in 1940, under which Muslims of the Sub-continent set the agenda of a separate homeland for themselves.

The day dawned with thirty-one-gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one-gun salute in provincial capitals.

Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajar prayers for progress and prosperity of the country.

A simple but graceful Change of Guards ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore on Thursday.

Pakistan Air Force Jawans took charge of guard duty from Sutlej Rangers.

Air Vice Marshal Syed Imran Majid Ali was the Chief Guest on the occasion who laid a floral wreath on the national poet's grave and offered fateha.

In Balochistan, various functions and sports events are being held in all districts of the province to highlight the importance of 23rd March.

An investiture ceremony will be held at Governor House in Quetta. Governor Balochistan Malik Abdul Wali Kakar would confer awards to personalities for their outstanding contribution in different fields.