14th August Pakistan’s Independence Day, celebrates the country’s independence from the British rule on that date in 1947. This day is an occasion to promote patriotism and national unity. The Pakistani nation celebrate Independence Day on 14th of August every year that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the Pakistan as an independent nation on the world map. The word “Pakistan” is a combination of two words “Pak” means pious and “stan” means homeland. Both words belong to Persian and Urdu language. People not only celebrate this event in Pakistan, expatriates also celebrate in some major cities of other countries. The government organizations have declared a national holiday on this day. Also, the educational institutes and many private organizations also observe this as a national holiday.
On this day, people wear green and white color dresses, decorate their places, buildings and offices with flag, badges, posters, colorful lighting and other Pakistan flag accessories to show their love to their country. On 13th of August, People of all age groups are busy buying flags and clothing apparel. The Historical or ancient Buildings decorate with big Flag and full lighting on 13th August, radio and TV channels play national anthem and patriotic songs all day. People visit national monuments and places of national significance to celebrate Independence Day. The way Pakistani celebrate this day, not only show the history of Pakistan but also realize the little details of our leader who made it all possible. The main Independence Day ceremony takes place in Islamabad, where the national flag is hoisted at the Presidential and Parliament buildings.
14th August Pakistan Independence Day – Celebrations and Festivity
Meaning of Independence
Independence means where people can live without any condition in their home country. Independence Day is an occasion for the people of Pakistan to indulge their patriotic spirit to their country and make them realize the independence. When we talk about the achievements since independence, we need to mention advancement in science and technology in various fields. Before independence this region was totally dependent on British technology and education, today Pakistan is somehow independent in manufacturing and producing many technical, military and industrial goods. We can take pride in a number of achievements over the past years, but we are still behind many countries in economical and financial matters. There has been some developments and improvement in the infrastructure, education sector, and middle-class growth, we still can’t compare our country with other under developed rapidly growing countries. Our neighbors are improving their economy on good measures.
The main purpose for the separate country was that Muslims of subcontinent can live easily in their country where no one can touch them or force them to leave their home/country. But nowadays instead of people enjoying the independence and feels the freedom, they are facing countless problems like terrorism, lack of leadership, extremism, education, poverty, miss management, corruption and country’s financial debts.
People are afraid to go outside to enjoy with families, even parks and masjids are not safe, all major cities were facing major terror attacks in recent past years. The bomb blast attacks, murders, financial and administration corruption: the whole world looks at Pakistan, as a land of terrorism and it seems we are hopeless in this situation. This all because of the government’s battle with Jihadi groups banned after the attacks in New York, and the U.S. pursuit of Al-Qaeda. These banned organizations somehow found Pakistan as safe heaven due to war in Afghanistan, and this is how it started and became our problem. And turned out to be the biggest challenge we faced in last 70 years. We need to change heart and mind of people to get out of all those bad activities, bring them in the court of justice, counseling them to the right path, provide them education and eliminate poverty, which are the root causes of terrorism and extremism.
May ALLAH keep our country safe from all evils, foreign and domestic. May ALLAH give us courage and determination to do anything required to make our country a heaven on earth, a place where we all live like a one healthy, happy and prosperous nation. Where we can practice ISLAM without being called terrorists, where no single soul sleeps hungry. Ameen.
PAKISTAN ZINDABAD PAKISTAN PAINDABAD.