WEARING THE GREEN FLAG

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I wore the flag for Independence Day celebrations (in the year 2014) in my college. Even after the function, I had continued to wear it everyday. Whenever I’d give my uniform for laundry, the maid would take it off and later would pin it on the pocket; each morning I’d notice it on my pocket and would pin it back on my collar while getting ready for college. It had somehow become a habit to wear it to college everyday. Then in February 2015, my father pointed out one day at the breakfast that I’ve been wearing it regularly for quite a while now and said “Very good! Always keep wearing it. Keep your identity close to your heart”.
When he said that, I saw pure pride in his eyes; pride that I had never seen before even when I brought home big shiny ‘trophies’. That literally brought tears of joy in my eyes and I decided had then, that I would never take if off. I started wearing the flag because of a function, which later became a habit, then it became something that made my parents proud, and now it is my identity – my country is my identification.
One fine day of March at my college while the exam fever was at it’s peak, I was roaming in the whole building finding teachers to submit my assignments, when a fellow student saw me descending down the stairs. In college we had different departments due to different majors, so we rarely met. When she saw me she said,
“Dude you are still wearing it?!”
When she noticed my blank expression, she pointed towards my collar. I smiled when I realized she’s talking about my flag.
“It’s been quite a time,” she continued, “since 14th August passed and Pakistan has been ‘GONE’ for a long time now…”
“NO!” I said “Pakistan is here and so are we all. We won’t let it go anywhere.”
“You with your glass always full” she shook her head at my optimism and belief.
“Sorry if your eye for ‘values’ need glasses,” I smiled, “but this ‘glass’ was always full. All we have to do is remember our full glass, love and protect it”hdwallpapersnews
She gave me a look in disbelief and changed the topic.
Later that day, I thought about the conversation and realized that not so long ago I was just like my friend: not sodevoted to my own country, always thinking of continuing my studies abroad – bottom line ‘not patriotic’. So what was it that changed me? I believe it was wearing that green flag every day and whenever I’d look into the mirror, I’d feel more proud each day. Maybe it was all just in my head but that flag really changed me; it awoke the patriot in me, made me love and respect my country.
Looking at your country from a patriot’s eye doesn’t mean that you don’t see the bad going on. No you see everything, the good and the bad; difference is that you are motivated to correct all the bad so you could always have the conviction that your country is superior – “you make your country superior.”

Written by:
Tahniat Saba,
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Pakistan, Our Beloved Homeland

Written by: Mahnoor Raza

“I was founded with the hope that one day, I would be standing in the row of glory and the world would  know my name; I would shine like a twinkling star in the pitch black skies; and I would bloom like a comely flower in the deserts but I feel it was wrong. Today, corruption has cursed all of my horizons and nepotism has embraced me. World looks down upon me. Every day I cry and mourn, yet I believe in my youth for they are the beacon of hope, and I believe they will help me get my lost pride. They have the power to revolutionize my situation.”

These are the gloomy feelings of Pakistan. Pakistan is not only a country inhabiting twenty crore physical bodies but a homeland comprising twenty crore loving hearts, peaceful souls and witty minds with innovative perspectives. It is not only a land where chaos and terrorism is at its peak, but a place where people are striving, to bring peace and love in the world. People criticize it, because of its current situation, but still the zeal of Pakistanis is there.  I heard many people talking slander about politicians but these people are fools, I mean the politicians are not at fault here. We, the citizens are responsible for the present conditions of our country because democracy demands responsibility. Pakistan is going through devastating periods but many organizations are working in the name of humanity to bring peace in the country. Innumerable foundations have been established for the betterment of our country. So, we need to gaze at the optimistic side of life. We just need to hear the positive ideas and perceive innovative ideas, but sadly so we are blind, deaf and dumb.

Highs and lows are a part of life and that is the reason the enthusiastic youth of Pakistan is not giving up. Once again, we got the chance to see the dawn of 14th august. The day, when our great leaders decided to create a homeland where Islam would prevail even when, the world was against them. They left no stone unturned to get Pakistan. As the saying of Mohammad Ali Jinnah goes on,

“Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.”

Pakistan is a great blessing for us by Almighty Allah, and we need to show gratitude towards Him. Indeed, Almighty Allah is very merciful. On every occasion, we criticize and mourn over our vile circumstances but this time let’s salute the exuberance and love of Pakistanis for their country. Let’s applaud their spirit of volunteering. So let us celebrate this zest, verve and esprit with the vow that this zeal will escalate. Let us promise that we will say no to criticism and will together spread peace and harmony in the world. Together, we will sprinkle the glitter of peace everywhere to bring back the lost pride of Pakistan so that we can proudly present our country in the world with the motto that we are peace lovers and indeed our homeland demands respect and love. Spread happiness and smiles because life is too short to have regrets. Pakistani flag is our identity and green passport our pride. We love Pakistan!

Happy Independence Day!

 

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Pakistan independence day
Back is the green
Back is the white
Back are the joys
Back is the delight

Buckle your seat belts
We are going downtown
Down in the memory lane
To make you astound
I remember those days
When rule was of “White”
Muslims and Hindus
Rebelled all day and night

Let’s glance at the history
Where politics was played
Where it was a mystery
Who was loyal and who betrayed

Power was lost
Strength was gained
Majority obtained
Minority detained

Then emerged the leaders
Then rose the rebellion
Then raised a slogan
“Now or never, are we to live or perish forever?”

Martyrdom was the price
More than a million paid
Then came the poets
In came the zeal
In came the leaders
In came the movements
There was no ration
What they had was passion
There was war going on
There were battles being fought
They severely lacked arms
All they had were two arms
They were slaughtered with spears
But in their eyes was no FEAR
The destiny they seek
Though seemed, so bleak
Was again in sight
They struck with all might

A million souls was the price
For the land in which, we reside
Back is the day, when this deal finalized
Back is the day, back is the pride.

O My homeland, my motherland,
My love and O my life,
I will heal your wounds
Protect you with my life
You gave me a place
Numerous resources to thrive

What if I lack gas, water and light?
What if I starve each day and night?
What if I am being killed in bright sunlight?
What if I am being mocked for their delight?

Back is this day, the days were the same
The pain endured by my ancestors was same
So who am I now, to complain?
Everything is just.. mundane
United they were and so should me
If I have to leave marks of glory on the eternity

We are a nation in truest of sense
United in adversity and that too, immense
Pakistanis rephrased history, historic times
They smashed world record, record times

So why are you sad?
Why is this gloom?
It’s time to cherish
It’s time to bloom
Walk with pride O Pakistani!
Back is the day, back is the time
Back is the day to sing national rhymes
Back is the glory, Back is the time!

Written By : Syed Ommer Amer

Photo Credits : Azka Durrani

Happy Independance Day Pakistan

Happy Independence Day to all.

A prayer for prosperity of Pakistan, for the love of this country and for the Peace of this nation from the core of our heart!  Oh God, Bless us with Peace, Joy and Prosperity. Bless us with all the good things one can have. Give us patience, Oh Lord! We want the Peace back in this country. The blasts and drenching country we had never dreamed of it. Please take it away from us, dear God. Bless us with what we deserve! Give our Beautiful Country back to us…

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