23 March Parade 2017 Held In Islamabad To Celebrate Pakistan Day. The joint armed services parade on Thursday was held near Shakarparian in Islamabad on account of 77th Pakistan Day.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Asad Lodhi, Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee Zubair Mehmood Hayat were present in the parade.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman led the flypast of the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy aviation followed by recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
Mechanized columns of various prestigious services of the country exhibited inventory of highly sophisticated and modern weaponry and arsenal.
Special feature of the parade this year was participation of Peoples Liberation Army China’s Tri Services, Saudi Special Force’s contingents and Turkish Jannisary Military band.
Civil organizations also showed their material presence at the parade by exhibiting floats depicting developments achieved by the country, besides the regional culture and heritage.
The 77th Pakistan Day is being celebrated on Thursday with traditional zeal and enthusiasm.
A wonderful display of fireworks lit up the sky above Minar-e-Pakistan as the clock struck midnight.
The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the Federal Capital, and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals.