23 March also known as Pakistan Day and Republic Day is one of the important days in the history of Pakistan. Each year the day is celebrated with full nationalism zeal and enthusiasm to mark the achievements of leaders of Pakistan for a separate state in sub-continent.
Initially, the day was known as the Lahore Resolution Day when the Muslims of sub-continent decided to set a formal plan for the achievement of a separate state for them. Lahore Resolution was later on adopted in the development of first Constitution of Pakistan in 1956 passed on the same day March 23.
23 March 2018 Pakistan Day Holiday Notification
As per the Notification of Federal Ministry of Interior, March 23, 2018 Friday will be observed as Pakistan Day across the country.
Each year the day is celebrated as National Holiday in Pakistan to pay tribute the great Pakistani leaders. A special parade is organized on this day, and that is why it is now being termed as Pakistan Day Parade as well. All three branches of Pak Armed Forces participate in this parade.
The Day of 23 March will be dawned with 21 Gun Salutes in provincial capitals and 31 Gun Salutes in Federal Capital. Special prayers and events will be held at government and private levels to pay tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan and prosperity of Pakistan.
General (R) Raheel Sharif resumed the Pakistan Day Parade after seven consecutive years of not organizing it on a public level. This year it will be the third parade that will be organized in Parade Ground Islamabad.
There will be the main celebration on the Parade Ground Islamabad. President of Pakistan will be Chief Guest, and the event will also be attended by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Cabinet Ministers, Military Chiefs of Staff and the general public.
The full inter-services joint military parade will be broadcasted live by the national channels. Pakistan Armed Forces will also show a glance of its power during the parade. Moreover, the wreaths will also be laid at the mausoleums of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Pak Armed Forces have already started the preparation for the day, and full dress rehearsal will be arranged two days before 23 March 2018.