Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed has asked the nation to pray for the country's well-being and success.
He was addressing an Independence Day function in Karachi.
Women cricketers Aliya Riaz, Sidra Amin, Iram Javed, Ayesha Zafar and Natalia Pervaiz were also present at the ceremony.
He said that the nation should celebrate August 14 with fervour. The Pakistan team captain also cut a cake on the occasion.