Pakistan celebrates 76 years of independence as leaders call for unity

Pakistan is celebrating the 76 years of independence today (Monday) with patriotic zeal and fervour, with commemorative ceremonies being held in cities across the country.

The day dawned with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and a 21-gun salute in the provincial headquarters. Change of guard ceremonies were also held at Mazar-i-Quaid in Karachi and Mazar-i-Iqbal in Lahore.

Further, a flag hoisting ceremony was also held in Islamabad where President Dr Arif Alvi was the chief guest.