LAHORE: The Pakistan Resolution Day is being celebrated throughout the nation with traditional zeal and enthusiasm today (Friday), a public holiday.
The day dawned with a 21-gun salute while the national flag was hoisted atop government buildings and departments. Special prayers will be offered in the mosques after Fajr prayers for the solidarity, integrity, and the prosperity of the motherland.
All offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations, and local councils, which come under the provincial government, would remain closed except for essential services.
Seminars, rallies, and ceremonies have been arranged by the government and private organizations.
Several buildings, including the Lahore Railway Station, WAPDA House, and the Provincial Assembly building, would be decorated with lights and colourful buntings to mark the day.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure security on the Pakistan Day, according to Amin Vaince, the City Chief Police Officer (CCPO).
Besides district police, the special branch, Elite Force, and the Dolphin Force personnel would also perform their security duties on the Pakistan Day.
Police officials have been deployed at all entry and exit points of the city, he said, adding that the city has been divided into various sectors that were being covered by setting up a number of check posts.