Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Javed Qamar Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at Wagah Border on the eve of Pakistan’s 70th anniversary.

The flag, made entirely in Pakistan, was hoisted on a 400-feet pole at midnight. The size of the flag is 120 feet by 80 feet.

DawnNews reported that the flag is the highest one in South Asia and the 8th highest in the world.

The flag was hoisted at a ceremony held to mark Pakistan’s 70th anniversary. The hoisting was followed by grand fireworks.

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is also going to hold the largest-ever show today (Monday) in Islamabad where aerobatic teams from Turkey and Saudi Arabia are also taking part.

The day begins with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital along with a 21-gun salute in each provincial capital. Flag hoisting ceremonies are held in the provincial capitals and district headquarters and change of guard ceremonies are held at Mazar-i-Quaid and Mazar-i-Iqbal.

The main ceremony of the day is held at Islamabad’s Convention Centre, where the president and prime minister hoist the national flag.