Pakistan Day

Pakistan Day Quick Facts - CA

2023 DateMarch 23, 2023
2024 DateMarch 23, 2024
Pakistan Day

Pakistan Day History

Pakistan Day seeks to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan in 1956. The Lahore Resolution called for an independent federation of Muslim-led provinces. It laid the groundwork for the formation of an independent Muslim country for Muslim Indians. The constitution laid out laws for the republic of Pakistan, the first Islamic republic. This day aims to celebrate the forming of Pakistan as a nation.

Pakistan Day is celebrated annually on 23 March. Celebrations typically include military and civilian parades.

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Pakistan Day Facts & Quotes

  • The first capital city of Pakistan post-independence was Karachi. In 1958, the capital was changed to Rawalpindi and later in the 1960s it was changed again to Islamabad. Islamabad was designed with the idea of a new purpose capital city focusing on higher standards of living.
  • The name Pakistan means land of the pure in Persian and Urdu.
  • On this Pakistan Day, we pay homage to the founding fathers of Pakistan whose services and sacrifices led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent - President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, Pakistan Day 2021

Pakistan Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Watch the 2021 Pakistan Day parade if you missed it.
  • Attend festivals or parties with friends and family. This is a celebratory day where national songs are sung and debate competitions are held.
  • Enjoy traditional Pakistani dishes and cuisines like Biryani (layered meat and rice), Paya (goat curry), and Nihari (slow-cooked lamb shank).

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