The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced its closure on August 14th (Monday) in observance of Independence Day.
Conforming to the SBP’s decision, all banks throughout the country will also remain shuttered, as stated in an official announcement.
On August 14, 1947, Pakistan gained independence from India through the relentless efforts of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslim community.
Each year, citizens embellish their vehicles, motorcycles, cars, and bikes with green hues and Pakistan flags. Furthermore, homes, bazaars, and markets are bedecked with flags and illuminations, symbolizing their profound affection for the nation.
The day commences with special prayers in mosques for the nation’s advancement and prosperity. This is followed by a thirty-one-gun salute in the capital city and a twenty-one-gun salute in provincial capitals.
This year’s commemoration will mark the 76th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.