As the country observes the https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/1100079-smiling-against-storms-pakistan-celebrates-77th-independance-day-with-traditional-fervorday as a national holiday, many organisations across the country are preparing to host commemorative events commemorating the historic achievement of 76 years ago. These events will include seminars, discussions, photographic exhibitions, artistic displays of paintings and poetry, musical performances of national songs, and lively debate competitions.The leaders of the Pakistan Movement, along with national heroes and regular citizens, battled for their country’s independence and the right to self-determination despite all odds, and today we honour their efforts and sacrifices.
The federal capital and other cities’ streets and avenues are already awash in colour, especially green, as residents outfit their homes, vehicles, and public spaces with flags, banners, and buntings to create a celebratory atmosphere.Lighting up this momentous event, notable public and private buildings shine brightly.On this day, publications and broadcasts around the world honour the incredible sacrifices and enduring heroism of Pakistan’s national heroes.
As people from all over the country gather in parks, shopping centres, marketplaces, and beaches to celebrate the day and mingle with one another, police have established traffic control plans for the public’s comfort and safety.The Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) is among the many literary and cultural groups that have planned events to celebrate the day.
Children, the country’s most valuable resource and its future, are the ones who are most enthusiastic about this day.Private and public schools around Pakistan will host a variety of events, such as competitions, festivities, and workshops designed to teach pupils about the struggle that led to Pakistan’s independence and the significance of this day.Green and white Jashan-i-Azadi kiosks selling gowns, flags, buntings, pin badges, toys, and other festive accessories have sprung up in cities around the country, attracting young people and children.In addition, many stores and businesses, including those selling food and gadgets, have discounted their products significantly to celebrate the holiday.
President Arif Alvi
Conclusion of a political and democratic struggle President Arif Alvi used the social media platform X (previously known as Twitter) to send greetings to Pakistanis on the occasion of the country’s 77th Independence Day.For their efforts in establishing Pakistan, the president stated, “On this day, we pay t ribute to the sacrifices rendered by our founding fathers and workers of the Pakistan Movement.”To encourage future generations, he added, we should honour the sacrifices of our ancestors and learn from the experiences of those who came before us.
For 76 years ago today, under the energetic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Muslims of the subcontinent fought for and won Pakistan’s freedom.
The Muslims of India sought independence so that they could organise their communities and daily lives in accordance with Islamic principles.
According to his letter, “today we celebrate the successful conclusion of a political and democratic struggle for independence from colonial rule.”
He remarked that today is significant because it allows us to reflect on our lives and the world around us.
Consideration of the nation’s accomplishments, current difficulties, and future prospects is in order. Now is the moment to rededicate ourselves to the cause of making Pakistan the strong and successful nation that the Father of the Nation always dreamed it could be.
He then called on the crowd to make a pact to defend Islamic ideals of morality and ethics, as well as those of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance, forgiveness, social and economic justice.
On this momentous occasion, let us not forget our persecuted brethren in Indian-occupied, illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The human rights situation in the valley has further deteriorated due to extra-judicial killings, torture, and illegal detentions, he said, reiterating the United States’ commitment to standing with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters despite India’s illegal actions, such as ending Jammu and Kashmir’s special legal status in 2019.
He then called on all Pakistanis to provide their all to the progress of their country.
“The social, political, economic, and security threats facing the country today require cooperation from all sectors of society. Let us, then, “resolve that we will not flinch from making any sacrifice for the safety, prosperity, and progress of the nation,” he urged.
One that has its origins in bold assertion
At the same time, outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that Pakistan is currently commemorating its 77th anniversary of independence.
He congratulated the whole country on this momentous occasion, especially Pakistanis living abroad, in his Independence Day message.
We will always remember this day as the day an extraordinary independence fight culminated in the creation of the State of Pakistan.
With his words, “Today, we pay rich tributes to the men, women, and children who got together under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to struggle for the creation of a land they could call home,” he honoured those who had fought for Pakistan to become independent.
“In doing so, they set a wonderful example of dedication and loyalty to Pakistan’s cause. I’d like to use this occasion to thank the Quaid-e-Azam and the other leaders who made it possible for Pakistan’s promise to become a reality.
A distinct country was a notion whose time had come, the Prime Minister said, one based on self-assertion and optimism for a better destiny. “The nation will eternally remain indebted to them for gifting us with the precious gift of freedom,” he added.
It was for a nation where our people could fully realise their potential and where they may practise their wonderful traditions, ethos, culture, and values in an atmosphere of harmony with one another.
The PM insisted that the concept of Pakistan was far more expansive than we give it credit for being, and that it was inspired by the hope of escaping the majoritarian rule supported by the US Congress.
There is no disputing the significance of the various milestones we have achieved over the previous seven and a half decades, often despite adversity, as the PM Shehbaz further stated.
We have endured catastrophic weather events, armed engagements, and wars, and emerged stronger each time. We have always protected with extreme caution the freedom we so dearly value,” he continued.
The significance and gravity of Kashmir’s over seven-decade-long fight for freedom were also not lost on him.
The oppressed people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) have our full support on this Independence Day as they fight for their right to determine their own fate.
Pakistan is still dedicated to supporting them politically, morally, and diplomatically. “The people of IIOJ&K have shown remarkable resilience and defiance against the Indian oppressive apparatus,” he said, urging the international community and human rights organisations to pay attention to the rights abuses in IIOJ&K despite a four-year military siege and a complete information blackout.
The people of Kashmir have the right to determine their own future through a free and fair plebiscite, and we will continue to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the problem in accordance with UN resolutions.
“The spirit of independence continues to inspire Pakistanis to overcome challenges and work towards a nation that embodies the principles of justice, equality, and prosperity for all,” he said.