Military might displayed at Pakistan Day Parade

Published March 23, 2016
President Mamnoon Hussain arrives to attend the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP
President Mamnoon Hussain arrives to attend the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP
President Mamnoon Hussain reviews the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP
President Mamnoon Hussain reviews the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP
Cobra attack helicopters fly past during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
Cobra attack helicopters fly past during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
F-16 fighter jets fly past during the parade. ─ Reuters
F-16 fighter jets fly past during the parade. ─ Reuters
An F-16 fighter performs a flypast during parade. ─ AFP
An F-16 fighter performs a flypast during parade. ─ AFP
Z-10 attack helicopters fly past during the parade. ─ Reuters
Z-10 attack helicopters fly past during the parade. ─ Reuters
Special presidential guards march past on horseback during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Special presidential guards march past on horseback during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Special forces from the Special Services Group (SSG) march during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP
Special forces from the Special Services Group (SSG) march during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP
Military personnel march during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
Military personnel march during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
Female armed forces personnel march during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Female armed forces personnel march during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Naval soldiers march past long-range ballistic Shaheen III missiles during the Pakistan Day military parade. — AFP
Naval soldiers march past long-range ballistic Shaheen III missiles during the Pakistan Day military parade. — AFP
Pakistan women soldiers from the Army Medical Corps march past long-range ballistic Shaheen III missiles during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
Pakistan women soldiers from the Army Medical Corps march past long-range ballistic Shaheen III missiles during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
Army soldiers travel on a vehicle carrying cruise missile Ra'ad during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Army soldiers travel on a vehicle carrying cruise missile Ra'ad during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Armed forces personnel take part in the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
Armed forces personnel take part in the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
The Shaheen-III missile is displayed during the Pakistan Day parade. ─ Reuters
The Shaheen-III missile is displayed during the Pakistan Day parade. ─ Reuters
Army soldiers salute as they travel on a vehicle carrying long-range ballistic missile Shaheen III during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Army soldiers salute as they travel on a vehicle carrying long-range ballistic missile Shaheen III during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Military personnel ride on Al-Khalid tanks during the military parade. ─ AFP
Military personnel ride on Al-Khalid tanks during the military parade. ─ AFP
Military personnel take part in the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Military personnel take part in the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Pakistan Air Force Sherdils perform during the military parade. ─ AFP
Pakistan Air Force Sherdils perform during the military parade. ─ AFP
Pakistani Air Force Sherdils demonstrate an aerobatic performance during  the parade. ─ AP
Pakistani Air Force Sherdils demonstrate an aerobatic performance during the parade. ─ AP
Pakistani-built Burraq unmanned aircraft are displayed during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ Reuters
Pakistani-built Burraq unmanned aircraft are displayed during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ Reuters
Armed forces personnel ride on surface to air (SAM) vehicles in the military parade. ─ AFP
Armed forces personnel ride on surface to air (SAM) vehicles in the military parade. ─ AFP
An Al-Khalid tank presents a salute to the president. ─ AFP
An Al-Khalid tank presents a salute to the president. ─ AFP
Young children wave flags as they watch the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Young children wave flags as they watch the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Spectators watch the performance of an F-16 fighter jet during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Spectators watch the performance of an F-16 fighter jet during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Rangers march during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
Rangers march during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
A camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
A camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AFP
A camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade. — AFP
A camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade. — AFP
Children take part in a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day. ─ AP
Children take part in a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day. ─ AP
SSS commandos hang from a helicopter performing a fly-past during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
SSS commandos hang from a helicopter performing a fly-past during the Pakistan Day military parade. -AFP
A paratrooper descends with the national flag during the parade. — AFP
A paratrooper descends with the national flag during the parade. — AFP
Army Chief General Raheel Sharif leaves after attending the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP
Army Chief General Raheel Sharif leaves after attending the Pakistan Day military parade. ─ AP

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain presided over the military parade to mark Pakistan Day in Islamabad on Wednesday morning, praising the security forces, and pledged to continue the fight against terrorism.

During the rally, attended by several thousand people, Pakistani armed forces displayed nuclear-capable weapons, tanks, jets, drones and other weapons systems.

Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940 as well as the declaration of the republic on the same day in 1956.

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