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Pakistan hoists ‘largest’ national flag to mark 70th Independence Day- August 14

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Pakistan on 14th of August celebrated its Independence Day. Pakistan hoisted a 400-feet high national flag, the largest in its history at the Attari-Wagah border to mark its 70th Independence Day.

Key Points:

i.Pakistan Army chief Gen QamarJaved Bajwa hoisted the flag at the border after midnight last night.

ii.The flag is 400-feet high and 120 feet by 80 feet in size. The flag is said to be the highest in South Asia and the 8th highest in the world.

iii.According to GeneralBajwa 77 years ago, Pakistan resolution was passed in the same city (Lahore).

iv.He also said the country is progressing on the path of the law and the constitution and all institutions are working properly. Pakistan will become the country of Quaid-e-Azam and AllamaIqbal.

v.Other speakers also paid rich tributes to those killed during migration to Pakistan.

vi.Earlier in March this year, the India hoisted a 360-foot-tall tricolour at the Wagah border.

vii.The flag could be spotted from Lahore in Pakistan. An estimated Rs 3.50 crore was on the flag by Punjab government.

viii.However, days later, strong winds tore down the flag and the authorities decided to take it down.

About Pakistan

Pakistan is officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistanis a country in South Asia and on junction of West Asia, Central Asiaand East Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country.

Capital: Islamabad

Largest city: Karachi

President: MamnoonHussain

PM: ShahidKhaqanAbbasi