ISLAMABAD: The 81st Pakistan Day would be celebrated across the country with great national spirit and enthusiasm despite the coronavirus pandemic today.
The day would dawn with gun salutes and special prayers in mosques for progress and prosperity of Pakistan, the liberation of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) and eradication of Covid-19.
The nation would renew its pledge to work with dedication and professional commitment besides paying rich tributes to national heroes of the Pakistan Movement for their sacrifices. They would commemorate the historic ‘Lahore Resolution’ passed on March 23, 1940, that eventually led to the creation of Pakistan within seven years of its adaptation on August 14, 1947. The nation would pay tributes to leaders of the Pakistan Movement including Father of the Nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and National Poet Philosopher, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal for their matchless services for Pakistan. In Karachi and Lahore respectively, officials, parliamentarians and people from all walks of life would throng their tombs. The national flag would be hoisted atop of all important and historic buildings which are decorated with colourful lights and buntings to mark the day.
The youth have decorated their vehicles, motorcycles, cars and motorbikes while residents decorated their houses, bazaars and markets to express their love for the country.
Meanwhile, restrictions on public gatherings due to coronavirus pandemic have provided a new avenue to highlight the sentiments of patriotism among Pakistanis who are expressing their love for the country and its founding leaders, as a buzz has been created on social media including Facebook and WhatsApp with frequent sharing of posts related to Pakistan Day, Quaid-e-Azam, other freedom movement leaders and the armed forces. Especially, the posts with pictures of our martyrs from civilians and the army were the most passionate ones enthralling the hearts of every patriotic Pakistani.