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  • India's independence day observed as 'black day' in Kashmir

    India's Independence Day was observed as "black day" in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday where public meetings and protest rallies were held in almost all cities and towns...

    The main event of the day was a public rally held in Muzaffarabad led by the Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan and joined by members of AJK's legislative assembly, leaders of different political parties and others...

  • Chinese vice premier to visit Pakistan for Independence Day celebrations

    Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yang will start a two-day visit to Pakistan on Sunday to be part of the Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony on Monday, a press release from the Chinese Embassy said...

    He is also expected to participate in the inauguration ceremonies of several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and witness the signing of bilateral memorandums of understanding...

  • Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan celebrated its 70th Independence Day on Sunday with commemorative ceremonies held in Islamabad, as well as at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and the Pakistani embassy in Kabul...

    The day began with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital along with a 21-gun salute in each provincial capital...

  • PM Nawaz inaugurates PIA Premier on Pakistan's 70th Independence Day

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated PIA Premier, the luxury air service of Pakistan International Airlines, giving a major facelift to the national flag carrier...

    The prime minister saw off passengers for the inaugural flight PK-785 to London at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport - an event which coincided with Pakistan's 70th Independence Day...

  • Pakistan trounce England, make Independence Day memorable

    CALL it a gift to the nation on its Independence Day or a tribute to Hanif Mohammad, Pakistan’s emphatic 10-wicket victory in the fourth Test against England on Sunday will remain etched in our minds for a long time to come...

    Pakistan showed remarkable resilience by staging a comeback after two resounding defeats in a row, outplaying England in all departments of the game and levelling the series...

  • August 15 — Pakistan's Independence Day

    Syed Shamsuddin, a friend of mine, often gets irritated when people fail to show up on time for meetings; some of them are late by a day...

    For quite some time now, he has been asking the latecomers to wear calendars – instead of watches – on their wrists so that they could at least turn up on the appointed day, if not time...

  • GB independence day: PM pays tribute to 'heroes who sacrificed for Pakistan'

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, while delivering a historic address on the independence day celebrations in Gilgit-Baltistan, paid special tribute to the martyrs of the region "who laid down their lives for Pakistan multiple times"...

    "On this day, I especially wish to pay tribute to the youth of Gilgit-Baltistan who sacrificed in Kargil, in the war against terrorism, and the heroes of 1947 and 1948," said Prime Minister Imran,...

  • Judoka Shah Hussain to be Pakistan's flag bearer at Rio Olympics

    KARACHI: Judoka Shah Hussain will be Pakistan's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, kicking off in Rio De Janeiro from August 5, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director Akhtar Ganjera told DawnNews on Wednesday...

    Traditionally, the captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team used to lift the national flag at the Games...

  • Change of plans: GM Bashir to bear Pakistan flag at Rio Olympics

    RIO: In a drastic change of plans on the eve of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Thursday nominated shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, also known as GM Bashir, to bear Pakistan's flag despite having named Judoka Shah Hussain for the task earlier...

    Well-placed sources told DawnNews that there were differences between the PSB and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) over who would be Pakistan's flag...

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