ISLAMABAD: Celebrations of Pakistan's 68th Independence Day commenced on Thursday at the President House where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain, Army Chief Raheel Sharif, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq alongside other conspicuous pioneers went to an August 14-related function.
"The country is appreciative to our officers and we salute them for their grit," the president said amid his discourse.
A 21-firearm salute was discharged in commonplace capitals, while a 31-weapon salute was given in Islamabad to recognize the.
In Lahore, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif raised the national banner at the catacomb of Allama Iqbal, while Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah and Governer Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad did likewise in Karachi at Mazar-e-Quaid.
A 2400-square-foot banner has additionally been readied that will be lifted in Islamabad later amid the day.