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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

14th of August Pakistan Independence Day : Behind the Facts

The Independence Day of Pakistan is celebrated on 14th of August every year with great zeal. There is a national holiday on this event all around the country.

1.Enlighten Buildings
2.Link with Ramadan
3.Youngster's Passions
4.Face Paintings
5.Stalls of Flags
6.Google Greetings
7.Behind the Facts 

Enlighten Buildings:

Buildings in every province especially Assembly Halls, Governor Houses, Supreme Court, High Courts, Wapda House, Minar-e-Pakistan,  Mazar-e-Quaid, National Assembly and the President House is enlighten with fabulous and marvelous combination of colors. The main color which can be seen on 14th of August in every part of the country is GREEN.

Link with Ramadan:

It’s a great pleasure for the nation and the Muslims that Pakistan came into being on a sacred night of Ramadan which is 27th according to Islamic Calendar.

Youngster’s Passions:

Youngsters show their zeal and zest on this day. They stay on the streets whole night and celebrate by dancing and singing. “Mili Nagmas” are of great importance. “Noor Jahan” a great legend of Pakistan has sung many Mili Nagmas to motivate her nation.

Face Painting:

There is a great charm to color the face and hands with green and white color. Green color of the flag shows the majority Muslim community in Pakistan and the white color of the flag shows the religious minorities. It also symbolize peace.

Stalls of Flags:

Stalls are organized during the whole month of August. People usually buy Pakistan’s flags and batches.


Wagha Border Parade:

Rangers of Pakistan organize special parade on this day of independence on the Wagha Border(Lahore).

Google greetings:

Google every year on 14th of August wishes Independence by changing logo on

Behind the Facts:

o   Pakistan has two of the largest Mosques in the world. These are “Faisal Mosque” and “Badshahi Mosque”.
o   World’s best  sports material is made in “Sailkot”, city of Pakistan.
o   Pakistan has world’s largest salt mine known as “Khewra Mine”.
o   Pakistan has the 2nd highest peak named as “K2”.
o   Pakistan has world record of having most world squash titles.
o   Pakistan has one of the largest deserts in the World, “Thar Desert”.

It has the land of oldest Civilization, “Indus Valley” and “Mohenjo-Daro”.
o   According to the Guinness Book of World Records, “Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan” holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali artist—a total of 125 albums as of 2001.
o   Pakistan has the World’s Largest Deep Sea Port: “Gawader”.
o   “Air Commodore MM ALAM” has a world record of shooting down 5 Indian planes in less than a Minute.
o   Pakistan has a credit of being a “NUCLEAR POWER”.


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