France celebrated 100 years of its independence at the location of Shanzay Lezay. A colourful parade was organized to mark the 100 years of independence of France. At this occasion, participants from 80 countries were present to join France in their celebrations. A huge crowd was present to witness the parade of the armed forces of France. The president of France Francois Hollande received the salute from the armed forces. This was also the first time that a regiment of the Pakistan armed forced also participated in the parade under the Pakistani flag.
The young soldiers of the Pakistan armed forces were also invited by the French embassy to take part in the 100 years celebration of France. The ceremony marking the 100th year of independence of France was addressed by the ambassador of Pakistan Ghalib Iqbal, Brigadier Uzair and head of chancellery Dr Mohammad Ejaz. While addressing the ceremony, Ghalib Iqbal stated that Pakistan was going through a critical phase and was dealing with both internal and external troubles. Pakistan was proud of its armed forces for defending Pakistan and for strengthening the defence of Pakistan.
Brigadier Uzair stated that the French embassy had taken a good decision to strengthen relationship with Pakistan and this was the first time that Pakistan had attended the ceremony under the Pakistani flag. The ambassador of Pakistan Ghalib Iqbal presented Brigadier Uzair with a shield at the end of the program.