Malaysian PM, Bahrain army chief to attend Pakistan Day Parade

KARACHI:Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad, Azerbaijan Defence Minister, Bahrain Chief of Army Staff and various foreign delegates will attend the Pakistan Day Parade to be held on 23 March 2019, ISPR Director General said on Wednesday.

ISPR DG Major Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a Tweet today: “PakDayParade. PM Malaysia Dr Mahathir bin Mohammad will be the guest of honour. Guests include Def Minister Azerbaijan, COAS Bahrain and govt officials from Oman. Various contingents from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, KSA, Sri Lanka and Turkey will participate in Parade.”

The Pakistan Day will be observed on 23 March 2019 to celebrate the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution by the Muslim League at the Minar-e-Pakistan that called for establishing an independent federation comprising provinces with Muslim majority located in north-western and north-eastern region of British controlled territories in India (excluding autonomous princely States) on 23 March 1940. Since then, the day is celebrated annually throughout the country as a public holiday. The armed forces usually hold a military parade to celebrate the event.