The main ceremony of Independence Day held at the Convention Center in Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain along with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hoisted the National Flag. Addressing the ceremony, the President Mamnoon Hussain congratulated the nation on the Independence Day and calls for following the principles of Qauid E Azam to face the modern day challenges. He said sacrifices of martyrs will not go in vain including that of Quetta incident. President Mamnoon Hussain has said every visible and invisible enemy will be chased and crushed, in order to establish durable peace in the country. The President said operation Zarb-E-Azb under the National Action Plan has produced encouraging results, and it will continue until its logical conclusion. He said the recent terrorist incident in Quetta has aggrieved the entire nation, and every Pakistani has sympathies with the bereaved families.