Pakistan Day parade: Malaysian PM to be chief guest: ISPR

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Our special correspondent

Rawalpindi

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad will be the chief guest at the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor also said that the defence minister Azerbaijan, Bahrain’s army chief and other officials from Oman will be in attendance.

The parade will also include flypasts from Turkish F-16s and Chinese J-10 aircraft and paratroop contingents from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sri Lankan armed forces.

Foreign marching contingents from Azerbaijan and KSA will also participate.

During the Pakistan Day parade in 2018, senior Indian military officials and diplomats posted in Islamabad attended the military parade.

Pakistan Day is celebrated on March 23 throughout the country to mark the signing of the Pakistan Resolution by the All India Muslim League in 1940 at Lahore’s Minto Park. The resolution demanded a separate homeland for the subcontinent’s Muslims.