He noted that China firmly supports Pakistani efforts to uphold independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as to fight against terrorism in light of its own national conditions.
Pakistan was a part of India until each was made a separate dominion on August 15, 1947.
The day began with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital Islamabad along with a 21-gun salute in provincial capitals to mark the official Independence Day celebrations.
At a flag hoisting ceremony, the High Commissioner, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, unfurled the National Flag and inspected a Guard of Honor presented by the BSF contingent.
I was not born when our great leaders were fighting for the freedom of my country, though I am born in independent country India, Bharat, Hindustan, you call it anything but this is my motherland.
Now it's time to Celebrate the India's 71st Independence Day on 15th August 2017 (Tuesday).
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Several TV channels have also reported that the Pakistani Ministries websites have been defaced by Indian hackers. This video was posted on Sunday afternoon on Facebook page "Voice of Ram' - a pro-peace social media group that advocates peace between the two neighbouring countries".
He also said that Pakistan will always stand with the Kashmiri people "in their just struggle against repression". The legacy of the British policy of divide-and-rule is still creating bloodshed on both sides of the border.
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 united national anthems of India and Pakistan by Voice of Ram.
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today blamed India for the impasse in bilateral ties, saying New Delhi's "expansionist designs" was the "main hurdle" in constructive relations between the two neighbours.
Since 15 August is the true independence day of both the nations, one prays that the two neighbouring countries work towards respect and peace, not violence. One hopes that the Kashmir valley truly regains peace, without further division.