ISLAMABAD: The nation will celebrate Pakistan Day across the country on Monday with traditional zeal and enthusiasm to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940.
The day aims to highlight the passage of the historic Lahore Resolution now called “Pakistan Resolution” on March 23, 1940 at the ground where the Minar-e- Pakistan stands.
The resolution laid the basis for the creation of Pakistan.
The day will dawn with special prayers for progress and prosperity of the country and with a 31 gun-salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals.
A change of guard would take place at the mausoleums of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah followed by wreaths being laid.
The national flag will be hoisted atop main public and private buildings throughout the country as well as at all Pakistani missions abroad.
Pakistan Day specials will be broadcast on radio and TV, while newspapers would carry out special supplements, highlighting the importance of the day.
A main feature of Pakistan Day celebrations would be a full military and civil parade at the ground near Shakarparian.
The parade is being held after a gap of seven years as the last parade took place on March 23, 2008.
Festivals, parties, national songs and debate competitions will be held throughout the day.
It will be a public holiday.
Government offices, banks, post offices,educational institutions and businesses will remain closed.