" 14th August Independence Day of PakistanDated : 01/01/1970, 00:00 AM
14th August Independence Day of Pakistan
14th August the
day of Pakistan is a common day for other nations, but this is most valuable day for Pakistani nation in history of Pakistan. In Urdu language it is called as “Yom-e-Istiqlal”. On 14th August 1947 the world saw a new country “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” as an independent country. Remember that according to Islamic calendar Pakistan became on 27th of Ramadan when Allah blessed Muslims with the pious homeland
Independence Day with patriotic fervour
All the major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been decorated with illuminations, national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings.
The day started with a gun salutes in the federal and provincial capitals of the country.
Sky roared with fireworks as clock ticked 12:00 am to begin celebrations of Independence Day of Pakistan on 14th August. Fireworks celebrations were held across Pakistan in all the cities and buildings were illuminated. People took to streets with national flags on their bikes and other vehicles. Gatherings of sea of people could be witnessed at landmark places.
Children recited the national anthem as flag was being hoisted at the convention centre.
Special prayers were offered for the prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country, unity of the Muslim Ummah and for the success of the long-drawn struggle of Kashmiris.
Different events have been organised in different cities of the country to express thankfulness to God for the invaluable gift of freedom.
A flag hoisting ceremony was held at Islamabad’s Jinnah Convention Centre in which President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Speaker of National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq along with members of the federal cabinet were present on the occasion.
Another flag hoisting ceremony was held at Lahore’s Wagah Border. The citizens chanted “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans during the event.
The word “Pakistan” is combination of two words “Pak” means pious and “stan” means homeland. Both words belong to Persian and Urdu language.
The Pakistan came into existence due to restless efforts of Quaid-e-Azam (the great leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Muhammad Ali Jinnah proved to be a great leader and his name has been written in golden words in the history of Pakistan.
14th August is a public day of dedication and pride for the people throughout Pakistan and celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion among the nation. The main celebrations of this day are flag hoisting, singing patriotic songs, tributes to the national heroes and cultural activities. The importance of this day lies in paying tribute to the lost heroes and in raising the hopes for a bright future. All children and girls feel happy and filled with emotion on this day. They participate in events and express feelings.
Being a Pakistani we must celebrate 14th August by thanking to All Mighty Allah for giving this homeland after immense sacrifices.
Happy Independence Day To Whole Nation!"