ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): The three wings of the armed forces
displayed their professionalism and military prowess at the spectacular
Pakistan Day Military Parade held at the Parade Avenue in Islamabad
The impressive ceremony started with the fly past of fighter jets of
Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy led by Air Chief Zaheer Ahmad
Babar Sidhu presenting salute to the chief guest President Dr. Arif Alvi.
Formations of fighter jets including F-16, JF 17, Mirage, AWACs. C-130
and P-3C Orion participated in the fly past. Contingents of Pakistan
Army, Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Special Services Groups, Frontier
Corps, Rangers, and Islamabad police, Frontier Constabulary, Airport
Security Force and Boys Scouts marched past the dais presenting
salute to the chief guest.
Mechanized columns including tanks, armored personnel carriers,
rocket launchers, air defense system, Radars, indigenously built UAVs
and short and long range missiles Ra’ad, Nasr, Babr, Ghaznavi and
Shaheen were showcased on the occasion. Engineering corps
presented its state of the art equipment.
This was followed by the fly past of helicopters. Amidst applause by
the audience, JF-17 and formations of Sherdils presented breathtaking
aerobatics spreading range of colors in the skies.
As a mark of strong bonds between Pakistan and Turkey, a Turkish
fighter jet presented a whole range of dazzling maneuvers. A Turkish
military band on the occasion presented different tunes including that
of Dil Dil Pakistan, Jaan Jaan Pakistan.
Floats depicted culture of Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and the
four provinces. The floats of ministry of science and technology and
the frontline healthcare workers against Covid-19 were also part of the
Dhol Party presented different colors of the country’s diverse culture.
The sky divers of the forces including the paratroopers of Bahrain,
Iraq, Palestine, Srilanka and Turkey exhibited free fall, carrying
national flags and those of services.
The President later visited an enclosure and met with those
personalities who have made outstanding contributions in different
Different national songs were also presented on the occasion from the
float of ISPR.
The mega event organized as per the Covid related SOPs was attended
amongst others by the federal ministers, parliamentarians, the
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the three services