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Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy Commodore Waqar Muhammad was the chief guest at the ceremony at the Quaid-i-Azam mausoleum.

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31-gun salute in Islamabad. There is a message hidden in Independence Day and general elections, he added.

As part of the festivities, the Pakistani flag will fly in front of city hall while celebrations take place across the street in Olympic Plaza. Clad in national dresses and school uniforms, the students hoisted a small flag during the ceremony. The statement recounted Pakistan's sacrifice to fight against terrorism.

Khan also urged the expatriate community to "remember their Kashmiri brethren on this auspicious day who are facing human rights violation in Indian-occupied Kashmir".

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"On the eve of Independence Day, we have a brand new government, brand new leader and people are really excited about it", said Israr Kasana, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist. The day of Aug 14 reinforces the people's resolve to work for the progress of their country, they said.

On the occasion of Pakistan Day, the President of Pakistan has also approved military & civil awards to Officers, CPOs/ Sailors and Civilians of Pakistan Navy.

Terming Pakistan a blessing of Allah, Mamnoon said Pakistan can overcome the economic problems and other issues it is facing by only following the teachings of the Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal in their true spirit.

"This day reminds us that the fate of the country is to be decided through ballot", Mr Hussain said. The Doodle, Google writes, was inspired by "Indian truck art, a long-standing tradition in this four million square kilometre nation where truckers who live on the road surround themselves with cheerful folk art to occupy their minds during long months away from their families". The day, since then, is celebrated with much aplomb and revelry.

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