Prime Minister Imran Khan, while congratulating the three Armed Forces and the organizers of the grand parade on the occasion of Pakistan Day, said that we are one nation, committed to achieving the goal of national development and people’s prosperity by moving beyond unity and solidarity.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Media Office on Thursday, the Prime Minister said that all the participants in the parade and the troops of friendly countries showed wonderful performance.
The Prime Minister said that the culture of the four provinces including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan was presented in a bouquet.
The parade was a testament to the outstanding performance and professionalism of our brave Armed Forces, Navy and Air Force.
The Prime Minister said that we are a nation, committed to achieving the goal of national development and people’s prosperity by moving beyond unity and solidarity.
Note that, 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 manoeuvres.
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.
Mechanized columns including tanks, armoured personnel carriers, rocket launchers, air defence 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 colours 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.
Pakistan Day: Dignified Change Of Guards Ceremony Held At Mazar-E-Iqbal
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.