As soon as the clock struck 12:00 midnight, the nation began celebrations to mark the 74th Independence Day of Pakistan.
Government and private buildings as well as streets and markets have been illuminated to mark the special day. National flags, buntings, posters and banners adorn rooftops.
The day will dawn with thirty-one gun salutes in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salutes in the provincial headquarters. Prayers will be offered for security and progress of Pakistan and well-being of the people.
The main highlight of the celebrations will be a national flag hoisting ceremony at President House Islamabad. President Dr. Arif Alvi will be the chief guest on the occasion. Similar flag hoisting ceremonies will also be held at provincial, divisional and district headquarters level throughout the country.