Independance is a Blessing (14 August 1947)


Pakistan celebrates the 76th Independence Day in 2022. The name Pakistan derives from two words, “Pak,” which is Persian for holy, clean or pure, and “istan”, derives from the Hindi word “isthan,” which means a place. Independence Day, observed annually on 14 August, is a national holiday in Pakistan commemorating when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign nation following the end of the British Raj in 1947.

Pakistan is a gift. It is a gift that has been given to us due to the sacrifices of hundreds of freedom fighters who chose to live freely and who chose to protect their future generation. The worth and value of independence can only be gauged when you are in shackles. We have got thousands of instances around the world. From one end of the world to the other, the world is still replete with slavery and injustice. The leaders like Quaid Azam, Iqbal, Sir Syed Ahmed, Liaqat Ali and the likes have been our true heroes who chose not to kneel to the demands and conspiracies of British and Hindu dominance. The generations of us shall stand genuinely thankful to the blood of these leaders.

1-     We have the best city in the world.

2-     We have the best army in the world.

3-     We have the highest mountain in the world.

4-     We have the highest plateaus in the world.

5-     We have Princes of Hope at Makran Coast Highway

6-     We have the famous Baltoro Glacier

7-     We have a cold desert

8-     We have the longest salt mines discovered by Alexander the Great in 326 BC

9-     We have the world’s earliest major city, Mohenjo-Daro

10- We have the world’s most extensive contiguous irrigation system

11- Two Pakistani brothers created the world’s first PC virus.

12- The late Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim-majority country.

Justice, freedom, equality, and calm all go by the name of freedom. And it is for this freedom we are grateful that we are currently in Pakistan, a sacred country. Blessings come at a price, and it’s worth it. Pakistan today enjoys a level of freedom that we have never seen before. As a result, it has required numerous sacrifices and years of hard work. There is a lot of blood, sweat, tears, gifts, and countless other things that go into making something.

Mustafa Ali Hamdani announced Lahore in Urdu and English, while Abdullah Jan Maghmoom made the announcement from Peshawar in Pashto. The efforts of Quaid, the struggles of Iqbal, the preaching of Sir Syed, and the efforts of thousands of Muslim freedom fighters from all walks of life can never be ignored.

For this Independence Day, let’s all put aside our differences and unite to celebrate this day with full enthusiasm so that it serves as a landmark in our country’s progress. A new Pakistan, a peaceful, affluent, and well-developed nation where every individual is treated with dignity, is what we can achieve together.

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