ISLAMABAD / KARACHI, Pakistan
Pakistan on Monday marked its National Day sans the traditional fervor as the country remains partially locked down amid a rising number of coronavirus cases.
All the celebratory events, including a traditional military parade in capital Islamabad, were called off as troops have been deployed in major cities to assist the government in enforcing measures against the outbreak.
The only events held were a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and a 21 gun-salute in the four provincial capitals.
The day commemorates the Lahore Resolution adopted on March 23, 1940 in which the Muslim leaders of the sub-continent