Berlin buses carry ‘Discover Pakistan’ ads on Independence Day

Berlin buses carry ‘Discover Pakistan’ ads on Independence Day

The day dawned with 31 gun salutes in the federal capital and 21 gun salutes in the provincial headquarters. The Chief Guest and smartly turned out cadets of Pakistan Navy presented Qaumi Salam to the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed also wished the citizens of India and the Prime Minister a happy Independence Day.

Pakistan Rangers officials at the Wagah border crossing exchanged candies with Indian Border Security Force personnel.

Observing that the independence day and general elections had fallen around the same time this year, the president said he thinks a message is hidden between the two events.

As part of the festivities, the Pakistani flag will fly in front of city hall while celebrations take place across the street in Olympic Plaza.

Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kept alerting people the moment air-lifting operations started in a particular area. The situation in Aluva, which is the worst-hit by the flood, has worsened with water entering even in relief camps.

He said despite significant progress, Pakistan has yet to reach its destiny and that a consensus about national objectives is imperative to achieve the goals. "Our country is a blessing for us".

"Pakistan will continue to provide its political and moral support to resolve the Kashmir issue under United Nations resolutions", Mamnoon said.

Earlier, Rehman, along with acting Governor Agha Siraj Durani, performed the flag hoisting ceremony at the mazar and received Independence Day felicitation from the diplomats of different countries and civil society who attended the celebrations at the mausoleum. This day reminds us of our common quest for a democratic, peaceful, and prosperous region.

Khan also urged the expatriate community to "remember their Kashmiri brethren on this auspicious day who are facing human rights violation in Indian-occupied Kashmir". Independence Day is a national holiday and is celebrated with much fervour across the nation. Google celebrates 15th August with a doodle inspired by art seen on trucks on Indian roads.

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