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Pakistan Independence Day 2017

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Today, over 160 million Pakistanis around the world are celebrating the 70th birthday of their nation on August 14, 1947.

Chinese vice-premier Wang Yang accompanied by a high-level delegation arrived in Islamabad to represent Chinese president Xi Jinping at the 70th anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day.

During his 3-day stay, Wang will participate in inauguration ceremonies of several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects and witness the signing of bilateral memorandums of understanding between the two countries.

In addition to China, Turkey, United States and Saudi Arabia also joined the celebration in different ways. Riyadh’s iconic Kingdom Tower turned green to mark Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkish Air Forces took part in Air Shows in Islamabad and Karachi on 14th August Pakistan Independence Day.

On August 13, Pakistan Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted country’s largest-ever flag at Pakistan-India border in Lahore to kick-off the celebrations across the country. The  flag is 12oft by 80ft in size was hoisted 400ft high – making it first in south Asia and 8th highest in the world.

Pakistan’s national anthem was sung by Americans, marking the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan (listen below).

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