Pakistan celebrated its 70th year of independence in lavish displays of pride nationwide.
National unity is the best tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives for Pakistan's freedom, officials say.
A bombing in Quetta over the weekend was a failed attempt by the terrorist outfit to disrupt the country on the eve of its freedom celebrations.
Border security is the key to discouraging terrorism on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, analysts say.
Pakistani security forces cleared the Brekh Muhammad Kandao mountaintop sooner than planned, boding well for the rest of the operation, analysts say.