Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air showPakistan Monday celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with fireworks and plans for the country’s largest air display, as the military’s top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast. Celebrations began at the stroke of midnight with fireworks displays in major cities. At the highly symbolic Wagah border crossing with India, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa raised a massive national flag on a 400 foot-high pole as crowds chanted patriotic slogans.



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