Pakistan Day was celebrated at Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing in a ceremony to mark the passing of Pakistan Resolution on March 23, 1940.
The main feature of the day was the spectacular military parade held at the Parade Ground, Shakarparian.
President Mamnoon Hussain earlier inspected the parade, after being received by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The impressive ceremony kicked off with the fly past of fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force led by Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan presenting salute to the chief guest President Mamnoon Hussain.
Ambassador also thanked the friends of Pakistan in particular the UAE who always stood by it in hard times and contributed to its development.
The day dawned with 31- and 21-gun salutes in the federal and provincial capitals, respectively, while the national flag was hoisted atop government buildings and departments.
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India has made it clear to Islamabad that the onus is on Pakistan to create a conducive atmosphere for dialogue between the two countries. Later on Friday, 141 Pakistanis and foreigners are to be honored for outstanding services and achievements, as part of the celebrations. He warned India to stop the atrocities along the border.
Pakistan wants to sort out "as soon as possible" the issue of alleged harassment of diplomats, its High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood said today and asserted that his country desired "peaceful and good-neighbourly" relations with India.
He reiterated that the only solution to the Kashmir issue is providing the right of self-determination to Kashmiri people, and Pakistan will continue to play its role in this regard.
President Mamnoon Hussain delivered his speech welcoming the Sri Lankan president, and troops from Turkey, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates to the parade.
Cautioning against exploitation, suppression of nations and interference into the internal affairs of any country by another nation, he said "Pakistan's foreign policy was about achieving permanent peace in the world and is based on non-interference into internal issues of other countries". He lauded the armed forces as well as the nation for eliminating terrorism from the country under operations Raddul Fasaad and Zarb-i-Azb.