Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day with great zeal and zest and this year and the turnaround of people was huge as comparing with the previous years. The reason was quite simple as Pakistan Army has made this country a safe place to live in with their matchless efforts and sacrifices. Huge celebrations were scene in every city of Pakistan and people came out their nut shells in great numbers.
Independence Day ceremonies got under way after the midnight of 13th August and youth had gone crazy to mark their freedom. The beating the drums, playing music loudly and dancing with joy. This was case with entire city including Karachi where law and order situation was not good during previous years.
Pakistan Army gave their best to make this Independence Day memorable and historical. They made fool proof security preparations on this day and let the nation breath under a peaceful environment. They organized special programs on this day and made it extremely successful.
A cricket match was arranged between Pakistan XI and Army XI in which Raheel Sharif participated as chief guest. He inaugurated the match while hitting a boundary to star all-rounder Shahid Afridi. The nail biting contest was won by Pakistan Army on the last ball of match while hitting a splendid six.
Pakistan XI scored 112 runs in the allotted 10 overs and Pakistan Army was tested by national fast bowlers in their home ground. However, the Army players held their nerves and managed to win the game on the last moments. Ahmad Shahzad became a victim of military official when his ball was thrown out of the park in the final moments of contest.
Meanwhile, the enemy was given a strong message by military official when they disclosed their missile system on national media. This was the most beautiful message of the day for people of Pakistan.