Nation celebrates Independence Day with great zeal

ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating Independence Day today with great traditional fervor and enthusiasm, Aaj News reported.

The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the federal capital and 21 gun salute at the provincial capitals. For the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, special prayers were offered. Prayers were offered for the unity of the Muslim Ummah and the success of the long drawn struggle of the Kashmiris as well.

It is a public holiday day throughout the country. The main event of the day will be a flag hoisting ceremony here at Convention Center, where Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be the chief guest.

Later on, PM Nawaz will address to the nation.

Flag hoisting ceremonies will also be held at the provincial capitals and district headquarters besides other important national institutions.

Meanwhile, all major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been illuminated and decorated with national flags.