ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Day is being celebrated all across the country to mark the passage of the Lahore Resolution that led to the creation of a separate homeland for the South Asian Muslims in 1947.
The historic resolution, known as the Pakistan Resolution, was approved on March 23, 1940. An investiture ceremony is being held at the Presidency, in which the President conferred awards on prominent personalities from various walks of life. Earlier, the day dawned with special prayers for progress and prosperity of the country and with a 31 gun-salute in the federal capital as well as 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals. The national flags were hoisted on important public and private buildings across the country and all Pakistani missions abroad.
Television and radio stations broadcasted special programmes and newspapers have taken out special supplements to highlight the significance of the day. Seminars, poetry recitation events, exhibitions of photographs and documents relating to the Pakistan Movement, Qirat contests, debates and essay competitions were arranged in cities and towns. Sweets and gifts will be distributed at orphanages and Darul Amans and special meals will be served to prisoners across the country.