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Pakistan celebrates 64th Independence Day today

August 14, 2011 - Islamabad

Pakistan celebrates its 64th Independence Day today with great zeal and renewed commitment to make the country strong and prosperous.

The celebrations began with a 31-gun salute in the Federal Capital and 21-gun salutes in all the four provincial capitals.

A change of the guard ceremony at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan's founder, in Karachi would also take place, the Pakistan Times reports.

Keeping alive the country's traditions, all government and private buildings have been illuminated, while people all over the country have decorated their houses, shopping centres and offices with national flags, banners, lightings, paintings and balloons, particularly in green and white colours.

To mark the occasion in a befitting manner, the electronic, print and online media have planned comprehensive programmes. The electronic media would present various programmes- including national songs, talk shows, dramas and children programmes.

The print and online media would carry out special supplements, features and articles, highlighting the importance of the day and sacrifices rendered by heroes and nation's forefathers for the country.

Rallies, processions and colourful functions under the aegis of various public and private sector, social and political organisations in all small and major towns and cities of the country will be the hallmark of the day.


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