Lahore 14 August 2017 (Media Reports)
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Javed Qamar Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at Wagah Border on the eve of Pakistan’s 70th anniversary.
The flag was hoisted on a 400-feet pole, whereas the size of the flag is 120 feet by 80 feet. The flag has been made entirely in Pakistan, and is said to be the highest flag in South Asia and the 8th highest in the World.
Pakistan’s flag is larger and higher than the Indian flag on the border, hoisted today mid-night at a ceremony marking Pakistan’s 70th anniversary. The hoisting was followed by grand fireworks.
India hoisted it’s tricolor flag about 200 meter away from India-Pakistan border, measuring 110 meters (360-foot) in length, 24 meters in width and weighing 55 tons on Sunday, March 5, near India’s international border with Pakistan. As per Indian media, entire project cost some 3.5 crore rupees (appx. 500,000 euros or US $ 530,000).
The main ceremony of the day is scheduled to be held at Islamabad’s Convention Centre, where the President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan will hoist the national flag. Wang Yang, Vice Prime Minister of China arrived today in Pakistan, he is expected to be the special guest on the occasion.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will display it’s largest-ever show this morning (Monday) in Islamabad where aerobatic teams from Turkey and Saudi Arabia are also participating.