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Nation celebrates 72nd Independence day today

ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating Independence day on Tuesday (today) with national fervor and zeal, ARY News reported.

The day will dawn with thirty-one gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial headquarters.

Prayers will be offered for security and progress of Pakistan and well being of the people.

National flag will be hoisted at all important public and private buildings.

The main feature of the celebrations would be a national flag hoisting ceremony at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain would be the chief guest on the occasion.

At 8:59 in the morning, sirens would be sounded and the moving traffic would come to a halt as mark of national solidarity.

President Mamnoon Hussain and caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk would unfurl the national flag and the participants would sing the national anthem together. The President would also address the ceremony on the auspicious occasion.

Similar flag hoisting ceremonies would also be held at provincial, divisional and district headquarters level throughout the country.

Public and private buildings as well as streets, bazars and markets have been profusely illuminated.

National flags, buntings, portraits of founding fathers, posters and banners are also seen everywhere as part of the celebration of Independence Day. Radio Pakistan has also prepared comprehensive programmes to celebrate the day.

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