Pakistan is marking its 65th Independence Day on August 14.
With a struggling economy, tense geo-political relationships and rising extremism, however, things have been less than positive for the country in recent years.
Now, it is turning to its neighbour, and historical rival, India to try and mend old wounds and loosen trade restrictions, in a bid to give its economy a shot in the arm.
One industry that could benefit tremendously is Pakistan's large textile and fashion sector.
Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Lahore, Pakistan.