The Pakistan Day Parade has been started today at Parade Ground near the Shakarparian hills, previously delayed due to “inclement weather”.
President President Arif Alvi as a chief guest along with Minister Pervez Khattak, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi are attending the parade day ceremony.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was not able to attend the ceremony after testing positive for Covid-19 and currently in quarantine.
The grand ceremony started off with the fly past of the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy fighter jets, led by Air Chief Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu, which saluted the president.
F-16, JF 17, Mirage, AWACs, P-3C Orion and ATR aircraft formation participated in the fly past.
The parade also showcased the local cultures of the four provinces as floats from Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir were featured during the ceremony.