Why do we celebrate "Pakistan Day"?

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As we all know Pakistan came into being after great sacrifices and struggle. It was our ancestors who sacrificed their precious lives and left their homes for the sake of the Independent country where they practice their religion, customs and culture freely. As the month of March has already started so my blog is related to the importance of the month of March and the sacrifices behind it.


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Before the partition of British India, there were several nations living in India out of those Hindu and Muslims were the major ones. These two nations Hindus and Muslims were entirely different in their cast, creed, customs, civilization, religion and rituals. On the basis of two-nation theory, the Muslims of Indian decided to demand a separate Independent homeland for the Muslims of south India where they live their lives freely.

Quaid-e-Azam said: “The Hindus and Muslims belong to two entirely different religion, social and literature. They neither intermarry nor inter-dine together in fact they can never form a single nation.”


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Quaid-e-Azam addressing the people on 23rd March, 1940 at Minto Park, Lahore.

At that time, All India Muslim League, which was representing the Muslims of India passed the resolution of demanding a separate Independent homeland for the Muslims of India on 23rd March, 1940 at Minto Park, Lahore which is now known as Iqbal Park, Lahore. And just after the 7 years of the resolution Pakistan came into being and appeared on the map of the World as the Largest Muslim and Ideological State. That is why 23rd March has got so much significance in the history of Pakistan and celebrated every year as the “Pakistan Day” with a national holiday. The Lahore resolution is considered a major milestone in the history of Pakistan as it has eventually led to the creation of Pakistan.

Having passed the Pakistan Resolution, the Muslims of India altered their ultimate goal and made it crystal clear. They set out on a path whose destination was a separate homeland for the Muslims of India, in lieu of seeking union with the Hindu community. Those geographically contiguous units are demarcated into regions, which should be constituted with such territorial readjustments as, may be necessary. That the areas wherein the Muslims form a majority as in the North-Western and Eastern zones of India be grouped together to constitute 'independent States' in which the constituted units shall be autonomous and sovereign. – Lines quoted from the 1940 resolution.

Celebration of the Day:

The Pakistan Day is celebrated on 23rd March each and every year with full of passion, devotion and patriotism for the homeland and as it’s a Public Holiday its just prove to be “Icing on the Cake”. The celebrations regarding the “Pakistan Day” are held every year in the capital of Pakistan. Several events and functions regarding this are held at school, colleges and many other places, whereas people celebrate it by wearing Shalwar Kameez (The National dress of Pakistan) of green and white color which also the color of Pakistan’s flag. A joint military and civilian parade of armed forces held every year in Islamabad presided by the President of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief of the Army Staff in the early morning. After which the President distributes National Military and Civilian Awards to the nominees at the constitutional avenue for their achievements and contributions to Pakistan. Pakistan Army and Air force also show a glance of its power and capabilities during this parade and also inform us with their latest development in defense and security. Moreover, a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salute at provincial capitals are fired. A change of Guard ceremony also occurs at the mausoleums of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and poet of the east Allama Iqbal.


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The Pakistani troops marched in Pakistan Day military parade.


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The military personnel showing a glance of Shaheen Ballistic Missile at Pakistan Day parade.

23rd March 2017.

The day comes again, which marks the birth of a separate state for the Muslims. This time it’s going to be very amazing, fantastic and interesting because this time the Pakistani forces aren’t alone which are participating in this parade. We’ll talk it about later, who else were participated in this parade. First, let’s have a quick review about the "Pakistan Day" celebrations of this year.
It was Thursday, 23rd March, the whole country was having a public holiday, With the beginning of the early morning, the highly-anticipated joint military parade by the armed forces of Pakistan started, which took the whole nation’s concentration over there. Whether it was children or adult, all were watching this through their television sets with full of passion and patriotism. The glamour and craze of this parade totally got into the skin of media channels that were constantly covering this event while some of them were having special transmissions and morning shows, remembering the martyrs of the country. Later in the evening, a ceremony was held at President House, where Civil-Military awards were distributed by the President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain to those who made contributions and achievements for Pakistan.


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The Army troops welcoming the President of Pakistan by saluting him.



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The Pakistani Armed forces showcasing the NASR missile on Pakistan Day parade.



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Pakistani jet performing aerobatic manoeuvres during a Pakistan Day military parade on 23rd March 2017 in Islamabad. 

From the start of the month of March, the Inter Services Public Relations – ISPR published a video song regarding the “Pakistan Day” called ‘Hum Sab Ka Pakistan’ to keep promoting the importance of this republic day. The video song was sung by the Pakistani renowned singer Rahat Fatah Ali Khan.


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The ISPR song for Pakistan Day "Hum sab ka Pakistan".


Expect the unexpected!

There were several unexpected things connected from this parade. The greatest among them was the participation of different countries in this parade which helped to create a soft image of Pakistan in the World. The special features of the parade of this year were the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) China’s Tri services, Saudi Arab’s Special Force’s contingent and Turkish Janissary Military Brand (Mehteran) which were participated and performed on the occasion of “Pakistan Day” along with Pakistan Armed Forces.


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Chinese troops march as they took part in Pakistan day military parade 2017.

The “Pakistan Day” parade was held on 23rd March, 2017 with a full swing at the Shakarparian parade ground, Islamabad. The President, Prime Minister, Chief of the Army Staff and Defense Minister were the high profile dignitaries present in this parade. On this occasion, Pakistani Armed Forces showcased the nuclear-capable weapons, tanks, jets, drones and other weapon systems. The famous singer Rahat Fatah Ali Khan was also present at the parade, and warmed the hearts of the spectators with his brilliant voice.

The Mighty Burj Khalifa!

Dubai has got some reasonable Pakistani community, in order to wish and celebrate "Pakistan Day", the World tallest building Burj Khalifa lit up with the Pakistani flag on this 23rd March at 7:15 pm. A large number of people, including Pakistani’s were there to have witnessed the lit up ceremony live.


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The World tallest building Burj Khalifa lit up with Pakistani flag as shown in the above picture.


The PSL affects….


The Pakistan Super League has been passed recently as I wrote about it in my previous blog. Many of the International Players had wished "Pakistan Day" through their selfie video message which also included the captain of Peshawar Zalmi who had won this PSL.

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Message from the International players of PSL regarding the Pakistan Day.

Sea view Air show:

The Pakistan Air Force held an air show at Sea view Karachi on Pakistan Day 2017. The Air planes filled sky with beautiful colors in attempt to celebrate "Pakistan Day". People all around the city came with their families to watch this air show which also includes the Mayor and the Governor of Sindh.


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The Pakistan Air Force adorns a beautiful air show on Pakistan Day at Sea view beach, Karachi.

About the author


I am Musaf Hanif, currently a student, interested in blogging, photography, filming/documentaries, sports,cricket freak and a little bit politician too!

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