LAHORE - The Pakistan Day will be celebrated on Wednesday (today) across the country with traditional zeal to commemorate the passage of the Lahore Resolution, later called, the Pakistan Resolution, which eventually led to the creation of Pakistan. The day will dawn with special prayers for progress and prosperity of the country and with 31 gun salutes in the federal capital as well as 21 gun salutes in provincial capitals. The national flag will be hoisted on important public and private buildings throughout the country and all Pakistani missions abroad. This year too, the permanent feature of armed forces parade on Pakistan Day has been cancelled owing to security reasons as well as hectic engagement of troops in the tribal areas of the country to fight against militants. Governmental, political, cultural, social and other organisations have chalked out various programmes to mark the day in a befitting manner. It will be a public holiday on Wednesday. In the provincial capital, Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa and other dignitaries will visit the mausoleum of Allama Muhammad Iqbal to pay homage to the great poet and philosopher who ideate of Pakistan. People will lay wreath on the grave and offer fateha. Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan and private channels will air special programmes to highlight the significance of Pakistan Day and various aspects of the life and work of founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other leading personalities. The newspapers will also publish special supplements, focusing on the vital relevance of this day. Special meal and sweets will also be served to all inmates across the province on the occasion. The Punjab University and all other educational institutions have also devised programmes to celebrate the day in a befitting manner that includes a series of seminars to be held at different teaching departments including Institute of Communication Studies (ICS). The students of ICS will telecast special programmes on the day through their PU TV and Radio studios besides publishing a special bulletin. In Islamabad, Pakistan National Council of Arts and Lok Virsa also arrange special musical and national songs competition among youths. As annual event, President confers national awards and medals on outstanding civil and military personalities in recognition of their meritorious services at an investiture ceremony. In Karachi, the seminars and functions will be organised to pay homage to the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah while politicians and other people will visit the mausoleum of the great leader. The Pakistani embassies will also arrange special events to celebrate the day, including seminars and musical events. Even, the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir usually celebrate Pakistan Day and stage protests demanding aggression to Pakistan.