Lahore: (Web Desk) Pakistan has hoisted world s eighth largest and South Asia s largest flag at Wagah border to bring in 70th Independence Day celebrations.

Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday inaugurated the national flag hoisting ceremony at  the Wagah border at the tick of midnight on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan.

Fireworks at Minar-e-Pakistan and in multiple cities while people flocking the roads and streets marked the kick start of celebrations for Pakistan, a country of over 200 million population.

The army chief congratulated the nation of the festive occasion of the seventh independence day of Pakistan.

He said a nation which was created after tremendous sacrifices in the name of Al-Mighty Allah and the Holy Propet (Peace be upon him) can never be surrendered.

Bajwa said that Pakistan is on the right path, which is the path of the rule of law and the constitution.

He said that Pakistan Army will not rest until they make Pakistan the country envisioned by founding father Quaid-e-Azam, and Allama Iqbal.

“All the institutions are working honestly,” he said. “Today Pakistan is a much stronger nation which is prospering day by day.”

He further said that Pakistan made immense sacrfices in war on terrorism, and the Pakistan Army is much aware of all internal and external threats.

A leading ceremony of the national day is to be organised in capital Islamabad which will be attended by the state executive Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and chiefs of all armed forces among others.