Youm-e-Pakistan on March 23 commemorates the enforcing of the Lahore resolution in 1956 which converted Pakistan into the world's first Islamic republic. The celebrations usually involve a parade by the armed forces and offering respects to the founding fathers of Pakistan.
The Lahore resolution covered the transition of Pakistan from the Dominion of Pakistan into the Islamic republic of Pakistan.
After achieving independence on 14 August 1947 from British Raj, Pakistan was formed as a constitutional monarchy with George VI as the head of state and Muhammad Ali Jinnah as Governor-General of Pakistan. With no constitution in effect, the country was governed based on the modified colonial 1935 Act of Government of India, until 1956 when the constitutuon came into place.