Chinese VP to visit Pakistan today for Independence Day celebrations

Pakistan       by Dawood Rehman | Published

Pakistan will observe its 70th Independence Day on Monday. Gatherings of sea of people could be witnessed at landmark places.

The day will dawn with thirty-one gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salute in the provincial capitals. Special prayers would be offered for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country.

He will be the "special guest" to mark the country's 70th Independence Day, and call on President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a statement from the foreign office said.

The President will address the nation on the occasion.

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Attending as a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Vice Premier Wang Yang is among the top leadership of China.

In Azad Kashmir, flag hoisting ceremonies will be held at all District and Tehsil headquarters of the liberated territory. Different educational, cultural and literary organizations have chalked out special functions to mark the Anniversary.

Similarly, as Pakistan prepares for its 70th Independence Day celebrations, Indian Acapella Band Voxchord has sent a heartwarming gift across the border: a attractive rendition of Pakistan's national anthem.

People from various walks of life would also visit the Mazar of the Quaid to pay homage to the Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

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