Nation is celebrating Pakistan Day today (Wednesday) with a commitment to ensure progress, prosperity and a strong defence of the country.
The day is observed to commemorate the passage of historic Lahore Resolution 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 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.
Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajar prayers for progress and prosperity of the country.
The main feature of the day will be the grand military parade in Islamabad today, where contingents of the three armed forces and other security forces will conduct March past while fighter planes will present aerobatic maneuvers.
The march of different floats depicting various aspects of 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.
Various organizations and departments have also planned a number of activities including seminars, conferences and discussion programs to highlight the historical significance of Pakistan Day.
Radio Pakistan is broadcasting special programmes to highlight the importance and activities of the day.