Pakistan embassy celebrates 73rd Independence Day in Tehran

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (MNA) – Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in Tehran with traditional fervor at the Residence of Ambassador of Pakistan this morning.

The ceremony commenced with hoisting of the national flag whilst the children from Pakistan Embassy International School and College, Tehran recited the national anthem.

The messages of Pakistan's President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out on this auspicious occasion.

Independence Day celebration annually on 14 August, is a national holiday in Pakistan. It commemorates the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign state following the end of the British Raj in 1947. Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakistan Movement, which aimed for the creation of an independent Muslim state in the north-western regions of South Asia via partition. The movement was led by the All-India Muslim League under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The event was brought forth by the Indian Independence Act 1947 under which the British Raj gave independence to the Dominion of Pakistan which comprised West Pakistan (present-day Pakistan) and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

The main Independence Day ceremony takes place in Islamabad, where the national flag is hoisted at the Presidential and Parliament buildings. It is followed by the national anthem and lives televised speeches by leaders. Usual celebratory events and festivities for the day include flag-raising ceremonies, parades, cultural events, and the playing of patriotic songs. A number of award ceremonies are often held on this day, and Pakistanis hoist the national flag atop their homes or display it prominently on their vehicles and attire.

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