At least one person was killed and 25 others were injured as citizens resorted to aerial firing across Karachi to celebrate the country’s Independence Day, officials said on Wednesday.

Firing was also reported in certain areas of Rawalpindi though there were no reports of anyone getting hurt.

The day dawned with special flag hoisting ceremonies in Islamabad and the four provincial capitals.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the chief guest at the Independence Day celebration in Islamabad. He participated in the flag hoisting ceremony with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

In his address Mr. Sharif promised to fix all problems and put Pakistan on the path to development.