ISLAMABAD ( REPORTBEAT ) – The 81st Pakistan Day is being celebrated today (Tuesday) with simplicity in wake of spike in coronavirus cases and with the pledge to fight the disease as it spreads across the country.
Pakistan Day holds a significant place in the history of the country. Pakistan Day is celebrated each year on March 23 to mark the passage of the Lahore Resolution that led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia in 1947.
The historic resolution, known as the Pakistan Resolution, was approved on March 23, 1940.
Special dua ceremonies were held at the mosques after Fajr prayers for eradication of coronavirus from the country and also seeking solidarity, integrity and prosperity of the country. The day dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals.
All kind of public gatherings to mark the Pakistan Day, including the showpiece military parade, have been postponed as precautionary measures.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has announced that the Pakistan Day parade has been postponed due to bad weather forecast for March 23. According to ISPR, the Pakistan Day parade meant to be held on March 23 has been postponed for two days and will now be held on March 25.