Rawalpindi: Armed Forces of Pakistan alongside the entire nation celebrated the 64th Independence Day of Pakistan in simple way.
The day dawned with a 31 gun salute in the Federal Capital and 21 gun salute in the Provincial Capitals. Prayers were offered for the progress, solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan. Special prayers were also offered for flood affectees in all mosques of Formations, Units and Static Installations.
Main feature of the day was the national flag hoisting ceremonies at the Joint Staff Headquarters, General Headquarters, Services Headquarters, all Corps Headquarters, Formations, Static Installations and all units of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Messages of the Services Chiefs were read out to all ranks.
At the Joint Staff Headquarters, Brigadier Ozair Ahmed hoisted the national flag and the National Anthem was played.
At the General Headquarters, Major General Khalid Mehmood hoisted the national flag and the National Anthem was played.
Earlier at midnight on 13-14 August 2011, a spectacular Azadi parade was held at the elegantly lit drill square of Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was chief guest on the occasion.
A large number of people from all walks of life, senior serving and retired civil and military officials witnessed the spectacular parade at Pakistan Military Academy to mark the sixty fourth Independence Day.
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