The main ceremony takes place in Islamabad, where the national flag is hoisted at the Presidential and Parliament buildings, which is followed by the national anthem, and live televised speeches by leaders.
In 1946, Indian National Congress, being a secular party, demanded a single state.
The Muslim majorities, having disagreement with the idea of single state, gave stress to the idea of Pakistan, as a response to Congress’ demand for a single state.
The widespread discontent of this period crystallized into nationwide non-violent movements of non-cooperation and civil disobedience.
The idea for a separate religion-based state was introduced by Allama Iqbal in his speech as the President of the Muslim League in December 1930.
The act later received royal assent on 18 July 1947.
Cover of a press release; “Independence Anniversary Series” by the Press Information Department of Pakistan, in 1948 in relation to the country’s first independence day which was celebrated on 15 August 1948.“August 15 is the birthday of the independent and sovereign state of Pakistan.In the 1940s, as the Indian independence movement intensified, an upsurge of Muslim nationalism helmed by the All-India Muslim League took place, of which Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the most prominent leader.:195–203 Being a political party to secure the interests of the Muslim diaspora in British India, the Muslim League played a decisive role during the 1940s in the Indian independence movement and developed into the driving force behind the creation of Pakistan as a Muslim state in the South Asia.During a three-day general session of All-India Muslim League from 22–24 March 1940, a formal political statement was presented, known as the Lahore Resolution, which called on for the creation of an independent state for Muslims.It marks the fulfillment of the destiny of the Muslim nation which made great sacrifices in the past few years to have its homeland.”It was on 15 August that the nation celebrated its birthday, however in subsequent years 14 August was marked as the independence day.The first commemorative postage stamps of the country, released in July 1948, also gave 15 August 1947 as the independence day.In 1946, a Cabinet Mission was sent to try and reach a compromise between Congress and the Muslim League, proposing a decentralized state with much power given to local governments, but it was rejected by both the parties.This also resulted in many communal riots in the South Asia.Independence Day (Urdu: یوم آزادی; Yaum-e Āzādī), observed annually on 14 August, is a national holiday in Pakistan, commemorating the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign nation, following the end of the British Raj in 1947.Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakistan Movement; the Pakistan Movement aimed for creation of an independent Muslim state by division of the north-western region of the South Asia and was led by All-India Muslim League under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.A number of award ceremonies are often held on this day, and citizens often hoist the national flag atop their homes or display it prominently on their vehicles and attire.HISTORY & BACKGROUND The area constituting Pakistan was historically a part of the British Indian Empire.