The federal capital Islamabad and Rawalpindi have a public holiday today (March 25) due to a parade on the occasion of Pakistan Day.

The Rawalpindi Traffic Police has formulated a traffic diversion plan for the parade tomorrow, stating that all roads leading to the parade ground is closed today, and alternative routes will be provided for the flow of traffic.

According to a spokesman for the traffic police, the expressway from Coral Chowk is also closed to full traffic, while alternative routes have been provided for traffic to pass through the interior of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

On the other hand, the Islamabad High Court has announced today’s leave, and Chief Justice Athar Minallah has approved today’s leave. A notification has also been issued in this regard stating that the Islamabad High Court and District courts will be closed today.

It may be recalled that the Pakistan Army Public Relations Department (ISPR) had announced to reschedule the Pakistan Day parade on March 23 due to inclement weather and said that the Pakistan Day parade would now be held on March 25. The Armed Forces Parade will be held at Shakarpur on time.