ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Day is celebrated today (Thursday) with a renewed pledge to transform the country into a true Islamic welfare state in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, as well as to ensure its progress, prosperity, and defense.
The day is observed to commemorate the historic Lahore Resolution, which was passed on March 23, 1940, and set the agenda for Muslims in the Subcontinent to establish a separate homeland for themselves.
The day began with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in provincial capitals.
After the Fajar prayers, special prayers were offered in mosques for the country’s progress and prosperity.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in a message on Pakistan Day that Pakistan came into being as a result of political and constitutional struggle, and that its future lies in adhering to the constitution in its letter and spirit.
Pakistan, according to the prime minister, is destined to reach great heights. However, he stated that in order for this to become a reality, we must forge unity among our ranks, arm ourselves with national purpose, and pledge to fight in the spirit of our forefathers.
According to him, the establishment of Pakistan was a 20th-century miracle.
Pakistan, according to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has always played the role of a responsible nation in the resolution of humanity’s problems and the establishment of global peace.