Pakistan News : The nation is celebrating the 68th Independence Day today (Thursday) with zeal and enthusiasm.
The day started with thirty-one gun salute in federal capital and twenty-one gun salute in provincial capitals.
The traditional flag hoisting ceremony is to be held at Aiwan-e-Sadr where President Mamnoon Hussain will hoist the national flag.
All the major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been decorated with illuminations, national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings.
An impressive change of guard ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Quaid-e Azam where a smart contingent of Pakistan Navy took charge.
A simple but graceful ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Iqbal in which jawans of Pak Army took charge from Punjab Rangers.
Independence Day is also being celebrated in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. APP