Islamabad: Today (Tuesday) celebrates the 81st Pakistan National Day due to the surge in coronavirus cases and promises to fight the disease spreading in the country to celebrate this simple day.
Pakistan’s National Day occupies a pivotal place in the history of the country. Pakistan Day is celebrated on March 23 each year to commemorate the adoption of the Lahore Resolution, which resulted in the creation of a separate homeland for South Asian Muslims in 1947.
The historic resolution, known as the Pakistan Resolution, was approved on March 23, 1940.
Special dua ceremonies were held at the mosques after Fajr prayers for eradication of coronavirus from the country and also seeking solidarity, integrity and prosperity of the country. The day dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals.
All kind of public gatherings to mark the Pakistan Day, including the showpiece military parade, have been postponed as precautionary measures.
The International Service Public Relations (ISPR) announced that due to the severe weather on March 23, the Pakistan Day parade has been postponed. According to ISPR, the Pakistan Day parade originally scheduled for March 23 has been postponed for two days and will now be held on March 25.