Preparations to celebrate Pakistan Day enter final phase


WEB DESK: Preparations to celebrate Pakistan Day on Wednesday in a befitting manner have entered the final phase.

As part of preparations for Pakistan Day Parade, the armed forces held full dress rehearsal at the parade avenue in Islamabad today.

Foot columns of Army, Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Frontier Corps, Northern Light Infantry, Mujahid Force and other services participated in the rehearsal.

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Scores of fighter aircraft of PAF, Pakistan Navy and helicopters of Army Aviation rehearsed flypast for the final day.

Aerobatics of PAF Sherdil team and JF-17 Thunder and F-16 were part of full dress rehearsal. Skydivers of three services presented para jumps on the occasion.

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Strict security measures are in place in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to avoid any untoward incident on 23rd March.

A traffic plan has been issued for twin cities (Islamabad and Rawalpindi) in connection with traditional Pakistan Day parade.

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According to ISPR, entry of heavy traffic has been banned in Islamabad and Rawalpindi till one p.m. on Monday. Road between Rawal Dam Chowk to Faizabad Interchange will remain close for traffic till three p.m.

Traffic on Express Highway coming to Islamabad will be diverted at Missile Chowk to Khanna Pul, Captain Naeem Faisal Shaheed Road and Rawal Dam Chowk.

Traffic on IJP road will be diverted at Faizabad to 9th avenue and Kashmir highway. Traffic on Murree Road coming to Islamabad will be diverted at Stadium Road to 9th avenue and Kashmir highway.

Radio Pakistan