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The incoming leadership of Pakistan led by former cricketer Imran Khan will give priority to peace between Islamabad and its neighbours, High Commissioner of Pakistan Sohail Mahmood said while celebrating the country's Independence Day on Tuesday.

Flag hoisting ceremonies were held in the provincial capitals as well as district headquarters.

People across the country flocked to stalls that lined up streets to purchase national flags in different sizes, t-shirts, badges and other merchandise to display their national pride.

"This is the day when our hopes materialise", said President Mamnoon.

"It is a reminder that the way this country had come into being with the people's will, in the same manner, the decisions regarding its fate will be made through the vote", he said, adding that the Pakistani nation had stamped this very principle on July 25.

In Lahore, the main ceremony of the Day was held at Hazoori Bagh in which the Caretaker Chief Minister Dr. Hassan Askari hoisted the national flag. "On August 14, our resolve is further renewed. Our country is a blessing for us".

A change of guard ceremony was also held at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam.

Man having his face painted
The national flag is everywhere on independence day on nails faces buildings cars and more

As leaders across nation unfurled the tricolour flag, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about ensuring social justice for all and creatring an India that is progressing rapidly in his Independence Day speech.

It was been a long time since the two nations of India and Pakistan faced off in a bilateral series and due to the current political scenario, the Indian government has said no to a series with Pakistan. He called upon the global community to raise its voice to get the Kashmiri people their due rights.

PM Mulk attends the independence day ceremony.

The recent election had strengthened the democratic norms in Pakistan with the third successive peaceful transfer of power, he said.

Google has beautifully depicted our nation's diversity by using the colourful doodle.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurls the national flag in Kolkata.


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