Islamabad/Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): The nation on Monday celebrated Pakistan Day with the pledge to fight noval Coronavirus pandemic.
The Day is observed to commemorate the passage of Lahore Resolution on this day in 1940, under which the Muslims of the sub-continent set the agenda of achieving a separate homeland.
All kind of public gatherings, especially famous military parade, have been postponed as precautionary measures.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have urged the nation to show utmost unity, discipline and passion in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the country and the globe.
The prime minister and the president, in their separate messages on Pakistan Day, also paid homage to the founding leaders of the country, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and other members of the freedom movement who paved the way for the creation of the country.
Pakistan’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 800 on Monday and six people were reported to have died from the disease.
Globally, 192 countries have been affected, more than 14,000 people have died and more than 337,000 infected by the disease as it spreads rapidly to new territories.
The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, especially Italy, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases and deaths every day.