Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Independence Day - Pakistan Zindabad

14 August - a day in the life of Pakistan: A day when Pakistan was born in 1947 carved out of the British India as a homeland for the Muslims of the British Indian subcontinent.  

Today we celebrate our independence day and salute the father of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Quaid-e-Azam, whose relentless efforts along with his colleagues borne fruit in the shape of Pakistan - a country whose idea was conceived by poet philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal. But he died too early in 1938, nine years before his dream came true.

We also salute those millions who perished on their way to Pakistan and those many others who laid down their lives guarding the frontiers of the country against foreign aggression and against militants trying to destabilize Pakistan.

So it is happy Independence day to all Pakistanis living anywhere in the world - we have a home and we have build it and rid it from all those who do not want to see it progressing as envisioned by Jinnah, the father of the country. And we should celebrate it with pride, and heads high. Let our green and while crescent and star fly high on hour hoses and everywhere - a flag that shows the strength and solidarity of its people.

Herein under are two rare videos which were taken on 14th August 1947 on the eve of transfer of power.

Listen to the speech made by Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the day of transfer of power on 14 August 1947:

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The following rare video is about the transfer of power ceremony held earlier in Karachi, Pakistan. The video is by BBC - unfortunately it's audio is muted. But one can make out the proceedings of the day as these happened on that fateful day of 14 August, 1947 - which brought an end to the British Empire  in Asia:

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