How Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day

Tanya Simon
August 16, 2018

"It was his [Jinnah's] struggle and leadership that we are an independent nation today", the CM said, adding that we have to work hard to make Pakistan a true welfare state.

The British Raj was the British run system of governance in India - which lasted from 1858 to 1947.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the first governor-general of Pakistan, and Liaqat Ali Khan (R), its first prime minister.

Independence Day celebrations at Pakistan Navy educational institutions were also held where school children presented tableaus on national songs and declamation contests were held highlighting the importance of Independence Day. "People across the country flocked to stalls that lined up streets to purchase national flags in different sizes, t-shirts, badges and other merchandise to display their national pride", the report said.

A ceremony of national flag hoisting was held at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad today (Tuesday) to mark the Independence Day.

Celebrities and political leaders speak at rallies and events, praising national heroes and leading celebrations.

During the day, gun salutes were held in Islamabad and the four provincial capitals.

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Nick Bourne, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom, extended his wishes for India on Twitter.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath salutes the national flag after hoisting it during the 72nd Independence Day function at Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu celebrated Independence Day in Amravti.

Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Red Fort to deliver his annual August 15 speech, Nawaz Sharif - until recently his Pakistani counterpart - cut a cake in a Rawalpindi jail to celebrate his nation's Independence Day.

The cadets of the academy perform ceremonial guard duties at the mausoleum on every August 14.

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