Pakistan Day: Pak Army shows off military might as celebrations begin

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Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain, center on a military vehicle, reviews a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Pakistan's President praised his country's security forces and pledged to continue the fight against terrorism, speaking at a rally during a national holiday. During the rally, attended by several thousand people, Pakistan displayed nuclear-capable weapons, tanks, jets, drones and other weapons systems. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
ISLAMABAD, Mar 23: The 77th Pakistan Day is being celebrated today (Thursday) with traditional zeal and enthusiasm to mark the passage of the Lahore Resolution that led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia in 1947. The historic resolution, known as the Pakistan Resolution, was approved on March 23, 1940.

The Day dawned with 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.

Special prayers were offered in mosques after Fajr prayers for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country.

Decorated contingents of Pak Army, Pak Navy and Pak Air Force (PAF) lined up in Shakarparian Ground for Pakistan Day Parade in presence of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah and conducted march-past.

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