This year specially, Pakistan’s youth despite their contradictory political beliefs are all charged and aware about the importance of this day, as media boom in Pakistan generated a lot of political and social awareness.
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As a a part of official celebration, Pakistan’s national flag is hoisted on public, private buildings, residences and monuments at dawn. Official buildings, including Parliament House, are decorated and colorfully lit.
The prime minister and president address and congratulate the nation and talk about the day’s significance.
Streets and houses are decorated with candles, oil lamps and pennants. Firework shows are put together on the eve of Independence Day.
Pakistan’s Independence Day also pays homage to people who devoted their lives for Pakistan’s freedom movement and made sacrifices to attain Pakistan’s independence.
A change of guard takes place at national monuments, including the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal, who was a poet, philosopher, and politician, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s founder and Quaid-i-Azam (supreme leader).
Events held during the day include special theatre shows, national song competitions, concerts, and Independence Day pageants. Radio and television stations broadcast national songs and specially prepared Independence Day programs.
As schools and colleges are closed on the day, the flag hoisting event is held on 13th August and special tableaus and functions are arranged to educate children about the importance of the day.
Fireworks at Port Grand Karachi