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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Japan has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in a ceremony in the city. Prime minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates were among those observing a moment of silence at the Peace Memorial Park in downtown Hiroshima at 8:15 am (local time) when the detonation turned the western Japanese city into an inferno. The now-bustling city's mayor, Kazumi Matsui, said nuclear weapons were an "absolute evil" as he urged the world to put an end to them forever. "To coexist we must abolish the…

Pakistan Navy celebrates 70th anniversary of Pakistan with traditional zeal

KARACHI: An impressive Change of Guard ceremony was held at mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the entire nation celebrated 70th anniversary of Independence of Pakistan. Smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Naval Academy cadets, clad in ceremonial dresses, assumed ceremonial guard duties at Mazar-e-Quaid with traditional spirit, customary enthusiasm and military manners to mark the Independence Day celebrations. Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy, Commodore Adnan Ahmad graced the occasion as Chief…

Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day with patriotic fervour

KARACHI: Pakistan celebrated its 70th Independence Day with commemorative ceremonies across the country, pledging to safeguard the country against any threats and make it a true Islamic welfare state as envisioned by the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.      The day began with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country and a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salute in each provincial capital. The main event of flag-hoisting ceremony was held at Islamabad's…

Pakistan to celebrate 70th Independence Day anniversary tomorrow

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan will celebrate the 70th Independence Day anniversary on Monday with a renewed pledge to safeguard the country against any threats and make it a true Islamic welfare state as envisioned by the founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.      The day will dawn with thirty-one gun salute in the federal and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial capitals, followed by special prayers for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country. The main event will be flag-hoisting ceremony…

Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day logo receives flak of social media

Pakistan will celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence this year. As part of the celebrations, a competition was held by the government to unveil the official logo for the historic milestone. The competition ‘Mein Hun Pakistan’ (I am Pakistan) received from four hundred entries from 200 participants from across the country. The winner was announced in a ceremony held on July 14, which was attended by Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb and Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique. The…