Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

ISLAMABAD — Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware.

Pakistani President Arif Alvi marked the occasion saying that the region needs peace, not war and Pakistan wants to live peacefully with its neighbors. He said Pakistan's war is against hunger, poverty and unemployment.

As part of security measures for Saturday's parade in Islamabad, authorities suspended mobile phone services.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahtir Mohamad was the chief guest of the parade.

Alvi was tp honor selected Pakistanis and foreigners with civilian awards later in the day. Naeem Rashid, who rendered his life in attempt to stop the gunman in last week's New Zealand mosque attacks, will be honored posthumously.

You may also like these

Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital...

Sep 28, 2018

Journalists, human rights groups criticize a bill that recently passed Parliament, saying it will...

India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners,...

Aug 24, 2016

The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India's...

Indian police detain 6 for New Year's Eve...

Jan 4, 2017

Police have detained at least six suspects days after outrage erupted in India over several women...

Elephant habitats shrink in India as...

Feb 10, 2017

Wildlife activists say human encroachment in the forests of northeast India has forced elephants...

UN officials urge India to lift social media ban...

May 11, 2017

Two United Nations experts are urging the Indian government to lift ban on social media sites and...

Search
Broaden News

Sign up now!

Recent Discovery will take you to the captivating developments in science, technology, and the universe around us. We deliver to you the latest news, theories, and developments in the world of science.

Contact us: sales[at]recentdiscovery.com