Posts Tagged ‘ independence day ’

Our Shackled Patriotism

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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So, August arrives again. Like every year, channel logos change to green. Youth begins placing flags on their roof tops, buying badges and flags only to find them on the floor beneath our feet the next day. More deceitful promises and more lies by dearly loved leaders; more national songs and a load of new […]



Independence Day – Why Must I Celebrate?

Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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My home, my country is 66 years old today. Come August and we start gearing up to celebrate Pakistan’s birthday, if we can call it that.  The emotional patriot that I am, the whole “green” thing works for me. It is my time to re-visit the qaumi taraanaas (patriotic songs) and hoist a flag on my roof […]



Loving Pakistan Against the Odds

Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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Pakistan- a word I’ve been hearing since my first day but every single time I hear it and interpret it, the familiar sense of belonging and feeling of love is rejuvenated. I’ve heard it under muffled voices as my grandparents would narrate their childhood stories; we would squeeze beside them under the blankets and awe […]



Partition, Pakistan and Purpose

Aug 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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On 14 of August 1947 and 27th Ramadan the holiest month in Islamic calendar in Indian-Subcontinent a new country came into being on the map of the world; Pakistan; founded on the basis of ‘Two-Nation Theory’ that Muslims and Hindus of India are two separate nations. The Idea of a separate Muslim country in North-West […]



‘Quaid’ of the young nation

Dec 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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Quaid-e-Azam’s care, consideration and counseling for children, especially for the youth, knew no bounds. There is one enlightening story after another how he advised, counseled, groomed and rejuvenated the young nation during Pakistan Movement and for the future. Once, in April, 1945, Quaid-e-Azam visited a school in Qalat, Baluchistan with his host, Khan of Qalat. […]



Still Seeking Independence

Aug 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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From grandpa’s diary: ‘My six year old granddaughter Zara is all excited to celebrate the 64th birthday of Pakistan. Every year when this day arrives, it brings back many beautiful memories. Poverty, homelessness, travelling in the worst circumstances, leaving behind our homes; nothing looked ugly, nothing felt difficult. I was a young and energetic teenager, […]