Saturday, January 28, 2023

Pakistan Day: Armed troops put on a spectacular parade to show off their power

On Wednesday, as part of the celebrations for Pakistan Day, the armed forces put on a magnificent military parade in Islamabad, where they demonstrated their power.

The parade’s principal guest was President Dr. Arif Alvi, who was in attendance. The parade ground was filled with dignitaries, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, three service chiefs, and several federal ministers.

The procession was attended by dignitaries who were attending the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). They were guests of honor.

In addition to the spectacular maneuvers by fighter jets, the grand parade featured a march by several military contingents. Air Force planes such as the JF-17 Thunder, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and Mirage proved their abilities.

Sherdils, an aerobatic team of the air force, thrilled the audience with flying stunts, which painted the sky in a variety of vibrant colors. Following that, floats from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Balochistan, as well as Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, were on display as part of the parade, which exhibited the diverse cultures of the four provinces.

It is observed on March 23, 1940, as Pakistan Day, to commemorate the adoption of the Lahore Resolution, which called for the establishment of a distinct country for Muslims throughout the subcontinent.

The day began with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in each of the provinces’ respective capitals.

President Alvi stated in his address on Pakistan Day that the desire for a separate homeland for Muslims living on the subcontinent has proven to be politically accurate throughout time.

He stated that human rights violations in India illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, as well as persecution of minorities in India, provide sufficient evidence to believe that the Muslim leadership of the time had a clear vision of what lay ahead for Muslims if they continued to be at the mercy of the Hindu majority in undivided India, according to the author.

In his message on the occasion, Prime Minister Khan emphasized the importance of adhering to the principles of Unity, Faith, and Discipline laid down by Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, as well as the need to rededicate ourselves to the development of Pakistan as a truly democratic welfare state on the model of Riyasat-e-Madina (House of the Prophet).

He asserted that the current government has implemented long-term reforms and programs to alleviate poverty and promote justice and that they have been successful.

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