Pakistan celebrates 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks

Pakistan has celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks all across the country, at a time of political upheaval following the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister over corruption allegations. The celebrations kicked off early on Monday with a 31-gun salute in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, and a 21-gun salute […]

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