Holiday on March 25

Published March 23, 2021
Special Services Group commandos march during Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad in this file photo. —Reuters
Special Services Group commandos march during Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad in this file photo. —Reuters

RAWALPINDI: The administrations of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Monday announced local holiday in the twin cities on March 25 as the Joint Services (JS) Pakistan Day Parade has been rescheduled amid ongoing inclement weather and rains being forecast over the next two days.

The Pakistan Day Parade will now be held on March 25, as per programme and timings already specified.

An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release on Monday also released its public service message on creating awareness among the general public for participating in the JS parade with strict adherence to the Covid-19 SOPs.

The message highlighted that March 23, was not only Pakistan Day rather a moment of national commitment and resolve demanding the people to remain firm, resolute and steadfast in all times whereas it was decided to celebrate this year’s Pakistan Day under strict Covid-19 SOPs.

It added that the parade participants were kept in a bio secure bubble to ensure least possibility of viral infection among the troops and other officials partaking in the parade.

Published in Dawn, March 23rd, 2021

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