Islamabad: The nation celebrates Independence Day on Tuesday with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic welfare state.
The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial headquarters.
Change of guard ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi on Tuesday morning.
Cadets of Pakistan Navy took charge of their duties at the Mazar.
Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy Commodore Waqar Muhammad was the chief guest at the ceremony.
National flag is hoisting at all important public and private buildings.
The main feature of the celebrations would be a national flag hoisting ceremony at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain would be the chief guest on the occasion.
At 8.59 in the morning, sirens will be sounded and the moving traffic would come to a halt as mark of national solidarity.
President Mamnoon Hussain and caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk will unfurl the national flag and the participants sing the national anthem together.
The President will also address the ceremony on the auspicious occasion.
Similar flag hoisting ceremonies would also be held at provincial, divisional and district headquarters level throughout the country, Radio Pakistan.