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19 pictures that will make you a proud Pakistani

The nation celebrated Pakistan Day with national zeal and fervour on Thursday. Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940.

The highlight of the day was the joint military parade which was held at the Parade Ground near Shakarparian hills in Islamabad.

We look at 19 pictures from the parade that will make you a proud Pakistani.

Women army soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Chinese troops march as they take part in Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Chinese troops march as they take part in Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Commandos from the Special Services Group (SSG) march during Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Commandos from the Special Services Group (SSG) march during Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) and President Mamnoon Hussain (C) arrive to attend the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) and President Mamnoon Hussain (C) arrive to attend the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Female Pakistani soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani F-16 fighter jets flies past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani F-16 fighter jets flies past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Tank crews steer their vehicles during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Tank crews steer their vehicles during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Border soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Border soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Jets perform aerobatic manouvers during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Jets perform aerobatic manouvers during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel stand beside short-range Surface to Surface Missile NASR during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel stand beside short-range Surface to Surface Missile NASR during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel salute as they take part in a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel salute as they take part in a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Jets perform aerobatic manouvers during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Jets perform aerobatic manouvers during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel stand beside a drone on a transporter during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel stand beside a drone on a transporter during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel stand beside a Shaheen III surface-to-surface ballistic missile during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Military personnel stand beside a Shaheen III surface-to-surface ballistic missile during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani forces soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani forces soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Navy helicopters fly past during a Pakistan Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP

Navy helicopters fly past during a Pakistan Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP

Tank crews steer their vehicles during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Tank crews steer their vehicles during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Air Force soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Air Force soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

Women army soldiers march past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

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