The day dawned with special prayers in churchsfor the progress and prosperity of the country.
The Independence Day celebrations begun with a 31-gun salute in the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute in all the four provincial capitals.
A colourful ceremony of change of the guard took place at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s founder, in Karachi.
A number of events have been chalked out to celebrate the Independence Day in a befitting manner and pay homage to those, who laid down their lives to create an independent motherland for the coming generations.
People from various walks of life have decorated their houses with national flags and the buildings, city shopping centres, bazaars and all the main roads are also being adorned with flags and fancy lights.
National songs are in the air, which give the message that whole the nation is united and tidy. The national flag is being hoisted at the important buildings to celebrate the day with befitting manners.source dunyanews.tv