EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN National Day: March 23rd - Pakistan Day Pakistan Day (Urdu: یوم پاکستان, lit. Yaum-e-Pakistan) or Pakistan Resolution Day,
EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN
National Day: March 23rd – Pakistan Day
Pakistan Day (Urdu: یوم پاکستان, lit. Yaum-e-Pakistan) or Pakistan Resolution Day, also Republic Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan during the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 March 1940 making Pakistan the world’s first Islamic republic. Republic Day parade by the armed forces is a common celebration for the event.
The day is celebrated in the memory to commemorate the event when the Muslim League drafted the political resolution at the Minar-e-Pakistan (lit. Pakistan Tower) that called for establishing the independent federation of four provinces located in north-western region of British India on 23 March 1940.
Reaching the national concession on 23 March 1956 to promulgate the first set of the Constitution of Pakistan, it marked the successful constitutional transition of Pakistan from the dominion to Islamic Republic— the world’s first Islamic republic. Since then, the day is celebrated annually at the national level as a public holiday and the joint inter-services commonly holds a military parade for the celebration of the event.
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