Pakistan Navy celebrated Pakistan Day with traditional zeal & zest. This day is symbolic reminiscent of the great efforts of Muslims of the sub-continent recalls their determination and fortitude that changed the course of history. Pakistan day resonates with the demand for a separate homeland to safeguard the sanctity of rights of Muslims in the sub-continent. Every year this day marks the determination and eminence of a resilient Muslim nation that fights all odds with unity and commitment.
The day dawned with Gun Salutes while prayers were offered for the solidarity of the beloved homeland. Flag hoisting ceremonies and illuminations were organized onboard Pakistan Navy Ships and Establishments as per ceremonial norms.
Pakistan Day Parade was held at Shakarparian parade ground Islamabad. A smartly clad and agile contingent of the Pakistan Navy was part of the Joint Services Parade. Pakistan Navy contingent included Lady Officers, Special Services Group (Navy), and PN Band.
In addition, Pakistan Navy aircraft P3C Orion, Z-9 EC, and Seeking helicopters impressively flew past during the parade. Pakistan Navy Sea Eagle Team comprising Special Services Group (Navy) paratroopers were part of Tri-Services Sky Diving Team. The team exhibited various free-fall jumping techniques, which included complicated Maneuvers and landing at targets with precise accuracy.
During other activities of the day, a boat rally of local fishermen, debate competitions, and Pakistan Zindabad rally by students of Bahria Colleges was held at Ormara and Gwadar in which the local populace actively participated. Honorable President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi approved awards for officers and men of Pakistan Navy which included 03 Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), 07 Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), 05 Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), and 01 Tamgha-I-Basalat. In addition, 40 Letters of commendations were conferred by the Chief of the Naval Staff for outstanding performance by officers and men of the Pakistan Navy.
Celebrations were also held at HQ NAVCENT Bahrain. Pakistan-led Command Task Force -150 (CTF-150) celebrated Pakistan Day with traditional fervor. Officers & men and senior naval representatives from partner nations attended the ceremony.
Director General Public Relations (Navy)
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