The Pakistan Day Parade has been cancelled owing to bad weather in Islamabad, the Aiwan-e-Sadar said Saturday.
The event was postponed to March 25 due to inclement weather earlier this week.
The military parade is observed each year on March 23. The event is at the centre of celebrations to commemorate the 1940 Lahore Resolution that called for the establishment of an independent country for the Muslims of British-ruled India.
Earlier, the Pakistan Army decided to hold the annual parade of the armed forces on the Pakistan Day on a limited scale, joining the government’s austerity drive that aims at warding off the economic crisis.
Meanwhile, on the 83rd Pakistan Day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated that “political chaos” was the main reason for the country’s economic instability.
In his message, PM Shehbaz Sharif urged the nation to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the country’s founding fathers but not lose sight of the challenges staring the country in the face.