Military parade for Pakistan Day to be held in Islamabad today

The annual Pakistan Day military parade, which was postponed this year due to inclement weather forecast on March 23 will take place today in Islamabad.

The grand event will feature contingents of the three armed forces and the security forces conducting a march past as fighter jets present aerobatic manoeuvres.

A notification was issued by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi retired Capt Anwar ul Haq to declare March 25, Thursday as a local holiday in District Rawalpindi.

A similar notification was issued by the district magistrate of Islamabad.

The national broadcaster said that in order to ensure the parade is held smoothly, Islamabad Traffic Police made a traffic plan which will restrict traffic on Islamabad Expressway from Khanna Bridge to Zero point between 5am and 2pm. Alternate routes will be followed during the parade hours.

Peshawar Road to Golra and Kashmir Highway, Murree Road Cricket Stadium and 9th Avenue and Khanna Bridge to Tramari Chowk then Rawal Dam Chowk and Serena Chowk will be open for traffic.

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