ISLAMABAD: The preparations to celebrate the Independence Day on August 14, in a befitting manner and with a pledge to work with zeal for strong and prosperous Pakistan, have reached at their peak across the country.
The people, especially the children are enthusiastically purchasing national flags, buntings, posters, stickers and candles, most of them have decorated their homes and vehicles.
Decorative items are in high demand these days, including national flags, multi-coloured garlands, badges, Minar-e-Pakistan models and portraits of Quaid-e-Azam and other national heroes.
The business of these items at all big stores as well as roadside vendors which started on August 1 has now reached its peak, which shows the zeal of people belonging to all ages.
In the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Jashan-e-Azadi preparation is gaining momentum as the vendors have set up stalls for the sale of colourful buntings, national flags, banners and picture of national heroes. National songs are in the air giving the message that the whole nation is united.
The national flag will be hoisted at important buildings to celebrate the day in a befitting manner. Printers and makers of bindings, flags, banners and badges are fully engaged in their business.
They are also making arrangements to dispatch these items to other areas of the country to meet growing demand.
On August 14, special prayers will be offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country and unity of the Muslim Ummah.
The day will be a public holiday throughout the country.The day will dawn with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals.
Television and radio networks will air special programmes to mark the day, and newspapers will publish special supplements to highlight its importance.