Pakistan Day Parade: Full dress rehearsal today, cellular services suspended

ISLAMABAD: Preparations to celebrate ‘Pakistan Day’ on Wednesday March 23, in a befitting manner have entered the final phase.

As part of the preparations for Pakistan Day Parade, full dress rehearsal would be held today Monday at the Parade Venue. Mobile phone services have been suspended till late after noon and alternate traffic arrangements have been made.

Pakistan Day parade holds a significant place in the history of Pakistan to mark this day in a befitting manner.

As part of the arrangements and to facilitate commuters special traffic arrangements have been made for March 21 (Monday) and March 23 (Wednesday).

In line to apprise the general public Traffic Plan for both the days is being publicized through electronic and print media.

Participating troops of the Parade including foot columns of Army, Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Frontier Corps, Northern Light Infantry, Mujahid Force, Islamabad Police, tri-service Lady officers, tri-service Armed Forces, Nursing Service Girls Guide, Boys Scouts, Special Service Group from three Services, mechanized columns of Armoured, Corps Artillery, Army Air Defence, Signals, Engineers Army, Strategic Force, Command Camel Band and President’s Body Guard would participate in the parade.

Scores of fighter aircraft of PAF, Pakistan Navy and helicopters of Army Aviation would rehearse flypast for the final day.

Aerobatics of PAF Sherdil team and JF-17 Thunder and F-16 would also be part of full dress rehearsal.

Skydivers of three services would present para jumps.

Strict security measures are in place in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to avoid any untoward incident.

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