Pakistan is 75 years young this Independence Day! Like every year, 14th August was celebrated around the country with zeal and enthusiasm, with Pakistanis donning the national colours, green and white, and singing along to milli naghmay. However, no Independence Day is complete without posting patriotic stories on Instagram or tweeting well wishes for the country on Twitter. Let’s see what some of our favourite celebrities shared on social media this Independence Day!
Pakistan Cricketers Celebrate Independence Day With Zeal
‘Dil Dil Pakistan, Jaan Jaan Pakistan. Happy 75th Independence Day’, captioned Wasim Akram on Instagram. ??
Meanwhile, Sana Mir tweeted about sustainability and leaving behind a legacy of better moral values for the next generation of Pakistanis.
Shaheen Shah Afridi is forever grateful to Pakistan for giving him an identity.
And how can we forget Pakistan’s favourite bhabhi? Shaniera Akram wishes Pakistan well and also on a side note, expresses her love for the trailer for The Legend Of Maula Jatt.
Erin Holland also tweeted well wishes for Pakistan and her Pakistani friends.
Pakistani Alpinists Make The Day Memorable!
On Pakistan’s Diamond Jubilee, alpinist Sajid Ali Sadapara dedicated his feat to the nation’s martyrs and wished for Pakistan ‘to rise high like the mountains it possesses’.
Shehroze Kashif also tweeted from atop the highest peak of the world and expressed his love for Pakistan.
Fakhr-e-Alam Makes Pakistan Proud!
Fakhr-e-Alam was awarded UAE’s highest civilian medal today and has made the entire nation proud!
The Music Fraternity Does Their Part To “Raise The Roof” On Independence Day
Faisal Kapadia (formerly from the band Strings) posted a clip of him performing on Instagram and wished fellow Pakistanis ‘Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak!’.
Meanwhile, Ali Zafar played live at a concert in America to uplift the spirits of Pakistani-Americans.
Malala & APS Attack Survivor Ahmed Nawaz On Making Quaid’s Dream A Reality
APS attack survivor Ahmad Nawaz shares how we must strive to fulfil Quaid’s dream and how far we are from what he had wished for.
Lastly, Some Food For Thought For All Pakistanis
Shehzad Roy tweeted that Pakistanis need to start living for the causes we believe in and see them to completion.
Meanwhile, Ushna Shah posted an image of the Pakistani flag on Instagram splattered with blood and wrote, ‘As a family of migrants in Canada, my childhood was witness to a community of friends uplifting my mother and helping her establish herself. This community was comprised of Sikhs, Christians, Hindus as well as people of the Ahamdiya sect which is heavily persecuted in Pakistan, among others. Every 14th of August I speak about Minority rights in Pakistan, and every year I am subjected to backlash. I do this for my own conscience, I do this because to deny that they are persecuted is to insult them, and to insult them is to let down the wonderful people who helped raise me. This post does not present a bad image of Pakistan, denying its accuracy does. The religious and economic inequality & persecution of minorities as well as the gross violation of their human rights is rampant in Pakistan, this can not and must not be denied. We have laws that are mandated, used and misused specifically to target minorities, we have prejudices that range from macro to microaggressions. This. Must. Change. Being oblivious to them, denying them, insisting “minorities are safe here”, and even comparing them to the way Muslims are treated in other parts of the world, especially in India, is a frighteningly ignorant practice of brushing our demons under the rug. Yes, religious persecution, racism, injustice and inequality exist all over the world, but we aren’t singing the world’s national anthem. How can we chant for the longevity of our nation when our fellow citizens cry tears of blood; such as the Hazara community, who had to resort to protesting what is continuously done to them by not burying the bodies of their dead? How can we raise our flag with pride when the white in it is stained with blood? Let’s wake up’.
Lastly, Humayun Saeed wrote, ‘jo bhi ho, Pakistan ky liay acha ho aur kuch nahi chahiay’.