LAHORE: A change of guard ceremony was held on the mausoleum of nationwide poet Allama Iqbal on Saturday morning to mark Pakistan Day.
A well turned-out contingent of the Pakistan Air Pressure (PAF) wearing immaculate whites assumed ceremonial guard duties on the mausoleum with conventional zeal.
Air commodore Rizwan Malik, who was the chief visitor on the ceremony, inspected formations of incoming PAF guards and outgoing Rangers guards. He laid floral wreath on the Mazar of Allama Iqbal, provided Fateha and recorded his impression within the Guests Guide.
The PAF contingent took positions on the 4 corners of the mausoleum because the nationwide anthem was performed by a musical band.
The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day right now throughout the nation with conventional zeal and fervor.
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Pakistan Day marks the passing of the Lahore Decision on March 23, 1940, when Muslims of the Subcontinent demanded the institution of a separate homeland to safeguard their rights.
A 31-gun salute within the federal capital and 21-gun salute within the provincial capitals welcomed the day. Particular prayers have been provided in mosques after Fajr prayers for progress, prosperity and sovereignty of the nation.