Nation celebrates Independence Day today

The nation is celebrating 76th Independence Anniversary today with a renewed pledge to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement and make the country a true Islamic welfare state.

The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute at the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute at the provincial headquarters.

Special prayers were offered in mosques for peace, solidarity and prosperity of the country.

A one minute silence was observed throughout the country with sounding of sirens to herald the flag hoisting ceremony at nine in the morning.