The spectacular military parade was held in Islamabad on Thursday (today) to celebrate Pakistan Day.
The contingents of the three armed forces and other security forces performed marches whereas fighter jets presented aerobatic maneuvers.
The three wings of armed forces showed their military powers today. The ceremony began with the flypast of fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy led by Air Chief Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu presenting a salute to the chief guest President Arif Alvi.
According to details, Mechanized columns including tanks, armored personnel carriers, rocket launchers, air defense system, Radars, indigenously built UAVs, and short and long-range missiles Ra’ad, Nasr, Babr, Ghaznavi, and Shaheen were showcased as well. The engineering corps also presented its state-of-the-art equipment.
A flypast of helicopters was also seen. Moreover, JF-17 and formations of Sherdils presented thrilling aerobatics and they spread several colors in the sky.
Floats displayed various traditions and cultures of Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and the four provinces. Moreover, the floats of the ministry of science and technology and the frontline healthcare workers against Covid-19 were also displayed. Frontline health workers were given a standing ovation.
This was followed by an exciting dhol party.
Paratroopers from Bahrain, Iraq, Palestine, Srilanka, and Turkey exhibited free fall. They were carrying national flags and those of services.
President Arif Alvi later met those contributing in various fields.
National songs were also resented on the occasion.
Above all, a special performance was given as a Turkish military band on the occasion presented different tunes including that of Dil Dil Pakistan, Jaan Jaan Pakistan.
A graceful Change of Guards ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore this morning as the nation observes Pakistan day.
According to the details, Pakistan Air Force jawans took charge of guard duty from Punjab Rangers.
Air Vice-Marshal Nadeem Akhtar Khan was the Chief Guest on the occasion who laid a floral wreath over the national poet’s grave and offered fateha.
Later, he paid rich tributes to the great philosopher while writing comments in Visitors’ Book.