A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Friday. Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. Photo: AFP

Camels, swordsmen and China-funded jets: Pakistan flexes military might at flamboyant parade

Banners read ‘Pakistan is the land of peace’ as jets screeched overhead, ballistic missiles rolled by, swordsmen slashed the air and the president blamed India for border tensions

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A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Friday. Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. Photo: AFP
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