Today is a day for hoisting flags, parades, speeches, picnics and white-and-green regalia as the nation celebrates 70th Independence Day of Pakistan.
It was 70 years ago that the country gained its independence by offering plenty of sacrifices to make the dreams of Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, come true.
Sky roared with fireworks as clock ticked 12:00 am to begin celebrations of 70th Independence Day of Pakistan on 14th August.
Meanwhile, fireworks celebrations were held across Pakistan in all the cities. All major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tactfully decorated with illuminations, national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings to give a festive look.
People took to streets with national flags on their bikes and other vehicles, some even wrapped it around their upper torso and head. Gatherings of sea of people could be witnessed at landmark places.
Here are some pictures of Independence Day celebrations held in different cities of the country besides lavishly decorated buildings, roads and streets.
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Biggest national flag prepared by Raisani tribe in Balochistan.
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Burj Khalifa on Pakistan’s Independence Day
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