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Pakistan prepares for 71st Independence Day

Updated Aug 14, 2017 02:04pm

Preparations for Pakistan's 71st Independence Day are in full swing as the government, forces and people prepare to celebrate.

Annual celebrations will be held in Islamabad with participation from all three armed forces. The security personnel from all three armed forces are busy in rehearsals to make the proceedings — which are also televised — memorable for the audience.

An aerobatic team performs during a rehearsal ahead of Independence day celebrations in Islamabad. —AFP
An aerobatic team performs during a rehearsal ahead of Independence day celebrations in Islamabad. —AFP

Pakistan Air Force rehearses for air show for independence day celebrations. —AFP
Pakistan Air Force rehearses for air show for independence day celebrations. —AFP

A man paints Pakistan's national flags ahead of Independence day celebrations in Karachi. —AFP
A man paints Pakistan's national flags ahead of Independence day celebrations in Karachi. —AFP

Pakistan will celebrate its 70th independence day on August 14, 2017. —AFP
Pakistan will celebrate its 70th independence day on August 14, 2017. —AFP

An aerobatic team performs during a rehearsal ahead of Independence day celebrations. —AFP
An aerobatic team performs during a rehearsal ahead of Independence day celebrations. —AFP

Soldiers rehearse ahead of Independence day celebrations in Islamabad. —AFP
Soldiers rehearse ahead of Independence day celebrations in Islamabad. —AFP

Renowned Turkish aerobatic “Solo Turk” flies F-16 aircraft during the rehearsal of air show to be held on Independence Day. —APP
Renowned Turkish aerobatic “Solo Turk” flies F-16 aircraft during the rehearsal of air show to be held on Independence Day. —APP