LAHORE: The Pakistani flag was raised by representatives of the armed forces of Pakistan in the French “Bastille Day Military Parade” held in Paris where the president of the country was also present.
The July 14 Military Parade held each year is a French military parade commonly known as “The Bastille Day Military Parade”. It is a very popular event in France that is broadcast on French local TV and is one of the oldest regular military parades in the world.
The parade passes down the Champs-Elysées from L’Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde where the French Republic president and his government along with foreign ambassadors to France stand.
The parade honours international victims of the First World War. On the July 14 this year, France commemorated the centennial of the First World War (1914–1918) and all countries whose soldiers were involved were invited to participate in the military parade.
According to a press release, issued by the French Embassy in Pakistan on Friday, representatives of the armed forces (army, navy, air force) of Pakistan bearing the national flag marched on the Champs-Elysées as part of this military parade.
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