Pakistan Day

Pakistan Day

March 23
This national holiday is also known as Republic Day, and is the anniversary of a 1940 resolution calling for a Muslim country for Muslim Indians. On the same day in 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic within the British Commonwealth.
Pakistan Day is celebrated with parades and fairs.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Pakistan
3517 International Ct. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-243-6500; fax: 202-686-1544
www.embassyofpakistanusa.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 49
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 37

Celebrated in: Pakistan

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Islamabad -- Islamabad administration has decided to close down the Madaris and Hostels functioning within 2 Kilo Meter area from parade ground as part of the security plan for Pakistan Day.
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Timings for flights headed to or leaving Islamabad between March 12-22 have been revised to allow Pakistan Air Force jets to rehearse for the 23rd March Pakistan Day parade, a press statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.
MULTAN -- There will be no distribution of Pride of Performance Award (Tamgha-i-Husn-i-Karkardagi) on the Pakistan Day as the federal government has not announced the names of the recipients, has learnt.
In a message on Twitter regarding the upcoming Pakistan Day on March 23, the Inter Services Public Relations Director shared a video and stated that the nation is preparing to celebrate the 78th Pakistan Day.
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Islamabad -- All seminaries and shrines within three-kilometre radius of the parade ground near Shakarparian would remain closed while other such establishments in close proximity of the venue would be kept under strict surveillance from March 15 to March 24 for ensuring security on the eve of Pakistan Day parade, officials of the city district administration said.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- In AJK, people observed 70th Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day on Tuesday with renewal of the pledge to continue the struggle, with full vigor, for the achievement of their right to self determination.
Pakistan roared to life on its 77th Pakistan Day as thousands of people went to see the 23rd March Parade in Shakarparian Parade Ground set against the stunning cityscape framed by the Margalla Hills.
On March 23, 2017 - on the occasion of Pakistan Day - Pakistan navy organized different events in different areas of Baluchistan, which witnessed huge participation of the local students and people from different walks of life.
One of the most prominent and active community organisations of Pakistani expatriates living in Qatar, Sohni Dharti (SD) Al Khor is once again coming up with a colourful community programme to mark Pakistan Day on March 23.

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