Pakistan Independence… August 14, 1947
Mighty rays of sun spread from the GREEN shadows of clustered trees and launch the gems of joys which invoke the patriotic souls among the nation. GREENNESS overburdens the leaves of trees with the hue of the nation. The city wears the garment of WHITE AND GREEN bliss and the voice of nation can be heard from the trembling waves of oceans which glide with sweet wills. Melodies of freedom can be heard from singing birds who pour their souls with a great deal of national raptures to promote harmony. Clouds get ready to shower WHITE beams over the GREEN pastoral farms to spread pleasures of freshness. Houses lie still and glow with the GREENNESS of tokens stuck on the walls. Ooo…here is the innocence; Children with bright faces painted with WHITE moon and star, surrounded with GREEN, blended with sprite enthusiasm, are charged with enchantments and thus sing as a chorus which covers from the up –hills to the graver downs of the earth and echoes uniformly: PAKISTAN ZINDABAD… PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.
This shiny day is the Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan which got freedom on August 14, 1947, after facing so many hardships, sacrifices, struggles and loss. The Pakistani nation celebrates this mighty day with full zeal and zest in order to strengthen the soul of patriotism. When you look around you will observe the victorious holy flag waving in the air everywhere and spreads the waves of Faith, Unity and Discipline. Public offices, educational institutions, buildings, assemblies etc. all are decorated and breathe with the essence of freedom. People use to garment their selves in the hue of GREEN and WHITE, Children take extra vibes and put all the ornaments or flag badges, paints, ribbons etc. and spread the resounding message: Is Parcham Kay Saye Talay, Hum Ek Hain.
“We are now all Pakistanis, not Balochis, Pathans, Sindhis, Punjabis and so on and as Pakistanis, we must feel, behave and act, and we should be proud to be known as Pakistanis and nothing else.”
[Reply to the Civic Address, Presented by the Quetta Municipality, 15 June, 1948.]
It is the day to celebrate the great victory of getting a separate homeland for Muslims, where we are living freely and offer our religious practices with ease. It is the day to pay homage to our great leader Mr Muhammad Ali Jinnah whose struggles made us one nation under one flag. It is the day to remember all the martyrs of Tehreek e Pakistan whose blood engendered the flowers of success of this nation and country. Golden rays of this day’s sun make us get inspired by these leaders who are the base of Pakistan so that we can move to the pathway of success and growth as a whole.
Now let’s move forward and take an oath to contribute to the prosperity of Pakistan to make it more reverent, first by giving respect and then spreading the message of Pakistan. It’s not only the day of Independence but also the day of living independently as a nation, out of any external pressure. Whatever conditions or situations are, don’t let anyone wound your nationalism. We are Pakistani and we are proud of being Pakistani.
PAKISTAN ZINDABAD…! PAKISTAN PAINDABAD…!
Written By: Yasir Mahmood