Jashne e Azadi Mubarak to all Pakistanis (1947-2022)
Today, the Pakistani nation is celebrating Diamond Jubilee Independence Day of Pakistan!
Pakistan is all set to celebrate its 75th Yaum-e-Azadi (Independence Day) on August 14, 2022. This day remains significant as Pakistan not just received independence but was declared a sovereign state, following the end of the British Raj in 1947. This all became reality and turned into fruition as a result of the Pakistan Movement, which aimed for the creation of an independent Muslim state in the north-western regions of British India via partition. The movement was led by the All-India Muslim League under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This public holiday also commemorates the deeds and legacies of Pakistan’s founders.
Celebrations for Pakistan’s Independence Day start with a gun salute in the capital city Islamabad, followed by flag-raising ceremonies at presidential and parliament buildings. Many speeches on national progress are made by political leaders and televised live to the public. Festivities such as parades, firework displays, patriotic concerts, and award ceremonies are also held throughout the country.
I wrote a very emotional post four years ago. And still, I have the same feelings for Pakistan. Even though I have more wisdom and seriousness in my thoughts about Pakistan. Pakistan is going through political, financial, and instability crises. Pakistan is facing serious challenges within and outsides of its enemies. Our prayers are with Pakistan. Pakistan will overcome all crises and will be prosper and successful very soon.
Pakistan needs very sincere and devoted people to serve Pakistan!
There are a lot of points for the betterment of Pakistan that need to discuss, but not on this Happy occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Pakistan independence Day. But we should remember some words of our Quaid, we all desperately need in current times, Quaid assured the nation of Pakistan, “Divided you fall. United you stand.” He told the people time and again that their success depends on their “Unity, Discipline and Faith.” He went on to say; “We, therefore, need a wider outlook, an outlook which transcends the boundaries of provinces, limited nationalism, and racialism. We must develop a sense of patriotism which should galvanize and weld us all into one united and strong nation.” In a public meeting on March 21st, 1948, our Father of Nation asserted; “Provincialism has been one of the curses; and so is sectionalism -Shia, Sunni, etc… You should think, live, and act in terms that your country is Pakistan, and you are a Pakistani.” We lost East Pakistan in 1971 when we failed to follow our founder’s message. If anything, the debacle should teach us not to repeat the same mistakes in other provinces of Pakistan. Unity cannot be established without first accepting and then respecting the differences. Pakistan needs to look nowhere else for guidelines as to what the role of every individual or institution should be to push Pakistan forward in the race of progress when Jinnah’s pearls of wisdom are there to show us the way. We had memorized his quotes and words of wisdom, yet never implemented them in our lives, which is why our condition is not improving. Quaid-e-Azam’s sagacity can still be our savior, only if we try. Ask yourself; Is this the Pakistan Jinnah dreamed of, or is that dream still an unfulfilled one?
Pakistan, with all its shortcomings and pitfalls in the past, remains resilient and thriving in several areas of life. Be it science, art, literature, entertainment, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, or sports, Pakistanis have won medals and trophies. Pakistan takes pride in electing the first female prime minister of the Muslim world and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever. The country has produced great scientists like Dr. Abdus Salam, fighters like M M Alam, and unbeatable squash champions like Jahangir Khan. The world’s youngest Microsoft-certified professionals and professionals in many other fields also come from Pakistan.
Each and Every Pakistani around the world is Pakistan, most of them are doing their best to make their homeland proud, and some have done miracles in their areas and made the nation proud. These Pakistanis are Pakistan’s diamonds, and this diamond jubilee should be dedicated to all such diamonds! Dr. Alia Nawaz
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