The nation celebrates Independence Day on Tuesday with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic welfare state.

The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial headquarters.

Change of guard ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi on Tuesday morning.

Cadets of Pakistan Navy took charge of their duties at the Mazar.

Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy Commodore Waqar Muhammad was the chief guest at the ceremony.

National flag is hoisting at all important public and private buildings.

The main feature of the celebrations would be a national flag hoisting ceremony at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain would be the chief guest on the occasion.

At 8.59 in the morning, sirens will be sounded and the moving traffic would come to a halt as mark of national solidarity.

The President will also address the ceremony on the auspicious occasion.

Similar flag hoisting ceremonies would also be held at provincial, divisional and district headquarters level throughout the country.

In Lahore, the day dawned with 21 gun-salute while special prayers were offered at mosques for country’s safety prosperity and development.

The main flag-hoisting ceremony, in connection with Independence Day is being held at Hazoori Bagh.

Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister will likely to participate in the ceremony.

Similarly, a flag hoisting ceremony will take place at the Town Hall, Lahore.

In Peshawar, the day dawned with 21 gun-salute while special prayers were offered at mosques for country’s safety prosperity and development

The main function in connection with the Independence Day is being held at Civil Secretariat Peshawar.

Caretaker Chief Minister Dost Muhammad Khan will hoist the national flag.

Meanwhile, a car rally arranged in connection with the Independence Day started from Peshawar today.

Meanwhile, Governor and Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in their messages on the occasion of Independence Day have asked the people to work for materializing dream of the founder of the nation for making the country an abode of peace, prosperity and stability for our future generations.

In Quetta, the day was dawned with 21 gun-salute while special prayers were offered at mosques for country’s safety prosperity and development.

Preparations for celebrating Independence Day have also been finalized across Balochistan including provincial metropolis, Quetta.    

The major ceremony is being held in Balochistan Assembly today, at nine in the morning during which the Caretaker Chief Minister Alauddin Marri will hoist the National Flag. Besides, national Anthem will also be played. Another ceremony will also be held at the Residency of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Ziarat in which Caretaker Chief Minister will hoist the national flag.