In pictures: Pakistan marks Independence Day

(City News) – As Pakistan entered its eighth decade of presence this Monday, the Independence Day was set apart with festivities and celebrations that included government functions, parades and flying demonstrations that were held the nation over. Residents additionally participated in the festivals as hundreds rioted to check the nation s autonomy.

President Mamnoon Hussain lifts the national banner amid a function to check the 70th Independence Day in Islamabad. Photograph: AFP

A function was held at the catacomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the originator of Pakistan, in Karachi. Photograph: IEPA

Pakistani military authorities salute as they tune in to the national song of praise amid a banner lifting function to stamp the nation’s Independence Day in Islamabad. Photograph: AFP

The newy chose Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, went to a 31-weapon salute and banner raising service to stamp the event. Pakistan Air Force arranged an aerobatic show later on. Photograph: AFP

Individuals watch firecrackers at Greater Iqbal Park amid festivities on the eve of Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day. Photograph: AFP

Group looked as the Pakistani banner was lifted at Wagah, the main working area outskirt crossing with India. Photograph: AFP

Individuals from the Sikh people group convey a cake designed with the national banner amid festivities to stamp the nation’s Independence Day in Peshawar. Photograph: AFP

Pakistani Wing Commander Bilal (4L) presents desserts to Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Commandant Sudeep (4R) amid a function to praise the Independence Day of Pakistan at the Wagah outskirt. Photograph: AFP

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