Chines Prez to be Chief Guest on Pak Day?

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Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping is al set to be the chief guest at an annual military parade on the National Day of Pakistan. Pakistan will hold the parade after seven years on its national day, March 23, officials said.

A security official said the venue of the parade has not been decided yet, but it is expected to be held near Islamabad.

The joint military parade of the three branches of the armed forces – that was discontinued due to the deteriorating law and order situation in the country – was once the centerpiece of Pakistan Day celebrations, featuring a display of military hardware and culture.