Islamabad: The Nation celebrated Pakistan Day on Sunday with renewed pledge to make the country a modern Islamic welfare state as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The day dawned with 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21 gun salute in provincial capitals. Special prayers were held in mosques after Fajr prayers for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country.
Political, social, religious and other organizations have arranged functions to highlight the importance of the Pakistan Resolution that paved the way for the creation of an independent homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent.
The day was also celebrated in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. In their separate messages on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have urged the nation to reiterate its pledge towards ideals that led to creation of Pakistan.