He recalled that on March 23, 1940, a historic resolution was adopted in Lahore, which laid the foundation for the Pakistan movement.
The special feature of this year's parade was Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's participation, who was guest of honour for the event. He was received by Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the parade ground in Islamabad. "Results of the investigations may kindly be shared with the High Commission".
In a message on the occasion of Pakistan Day, the president said this day is also a vivid reminder that Pakistan was established through a democratic struggle. It was important to resolve all the outstanding issues including the J&K dispute peacefully through dialogue.
Hussain said in the successful launch of Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasad operations, the armed forces and the nation had given enormous sacrifices and announced commencement of Tamgha-e-Azm to pay tribute to the law enforcement forces and armed forces.
He also said that peace was in the mutual interest of both countries and it could only be achieved through diplomacy and dialogue.
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It said that it had completed the destruction of its chemical arsenals previous year under worldwide oversight. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday repeated her belief that Russian Federation was responsible.
He said Pakistan' foreign policy was centered around endeavours for permanent peace in the world and based upon non-interference in to internal issues of other countries. "Our peace oriented approach should not be taken as our weakness", he said.
On the issue of Afghanistan, Mamnoon said that Pakistan would continue playing its role for peaceful resolution of the Afghan issue.
Now, New Delhi has gone a step further by refusing to issue visas to Pakistanis who wanted to visit India in connection with Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his message, said that "We can not succeed without upholding the rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution". Various aeroplanes belonging to Army Aviation and Pakistan Air Force demonstrated aerobatic feats for the audience.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan led a fly-past as a salute to the president.