Over and above 70 years ago, March 23 became the day of the Pakistan resolution. This historic day replicates the strength and determination of a nation that stood united for its struggle for independence. Despite facing enormous difficulties, the nation fought together for a single cause that was none other than independence for a separate homeland for Muslims of the sub-continent. Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940.
The military parade was resumed in 2015 after a gap of seven years and was seen as a demonstration of the military’s show of strength in the wake of an outrageous attack in 2014 on the Army Public School in Peshawar.
It will be the first time in Pakistan’s history that Chinese troops as well as Turkish Band will participate in the March 23 parade. Seventy-two of the 90 members of the Chinese troop will participate in the Pakistan Day processions to be held on Thursday.
Some evil elements have been successful in creating a divide within the country unfortunately. We must also follow the footsteps of our great leaders and glorify Pakistan with the golden principles of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ laid by our great leader Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The unity that used to be the nation’s strength has been lost regrettably. On this day, every citizen of Pakistan must vow and promise to stand firm and united and make Pakistan more prosperous and progressive.