ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Day parade is being held today at the newly constructed Parade Ground near Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad.
12: 00 pm: Students from various schools wearing traditional outfits, waving Pakistan flags, walk around the parade ground.
11: 45 am: As the parade nears its end, troops fold the Pakistan flag and present it to President Mamnoon.
11:31 am: PAF’s F-16 now makes an appearance, with its deafening thunder resonating in the parade ground.
11: 15 am: In a glorious display of strength, Pakistan Air Force’s J-F 17 Thunder flies past the parade ground. Completing a full circle, the aircraft flies above the participants in full speed.
10: 45 am: Floats representing Pakistan’s cultural diversity – with replicas of landmarks from Karachi to Khyber – took part in the Pakistan Day parade.
10: 30 am: Addressing the military parade, President Mamnoon Hussain says the sacrifices made by our ancestors are unrivalled.
The president lauds the efforts of army officers taking part in Operation Zarb-e-Azb. “I am proud to watch the parade today,” he adds.
9: 58 am: President Mamnoon Hussain is the chief guest for the event while the parade will also be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief General Raheel Sharif.