The nation celebrates Pakistan Day tomorrow (Wednesday) with a commitment to ensure progress, prosperity and a strong defense of the country.

The day is being observed to commemorate the passage of historic Lahore Resolution on this day in 1940, under which the Muslims of the sub-continent set the agenda of a separate homeland for themselves.

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

Special prayers will be offered in mosques after Fajar prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country.  National flag will be hoisted on major government buildings.  

Various organizations and departments have planned a number of activities including seminars, conferences and discussion programs to highlight the historical significance of Pakistan Day.

Radio Pakistan will broadcast special programmes to highlight the importance and activities of the day.                       

The main feature of the day will be the grand military parade in Islamabad where contingents of the three armed forces and the security forces will conduct march past while fighter planes will present aerobatic maneuvers.  

The march of different floats depicting various aspects of the culture of different provinces is also part of the parade.

The dignitaries participating in the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will also witness the Pakistan Day Parade as Guests of Honour.

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