Lahoris go BIG

Whenever a landmark occasion arrives, people tend to show their presence by going giant or miniature … this time lahoris have gone through making this Giant Sized Flag of Pakistan measuring about 224 feet in length and 356 feet in width …!

It’s their own way of showing that they love – I’m no one to question their love but mine or maybe yours too. Do you think such efforts are fruitful or of any benefit?? A lot of manpower and money must be spent to make this huge a flag. Couldn’t it have been spent on some other task that could’ve actually benefited Pakistanis??

How do YOU see it?? Since YOU are the MIGHTY power here, still sleeping.

Image Courtesy: BBC

8 Comments so far

  1. Waqas Khan (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    I absolutely agree with you, its no more than a wastage of time, money, energy and manpower. The bigger flag doesn’t mean u r a greater patriot and I believe we all know how we could benefit our country in more practical ways so i would spare us all the over used rhetoric. I wonder what happens to the huge flag after the day is spent?

  2. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

    @Waqas & A4papple: Maybe for you and me it is wastage of time, energy and money etc..but maybe for someone its just about having one dish cooked in a day?

    Nothing is meaningless in this world. Once i was in a drug store buying some medicines, one sentence i heard and i turned and watched him, he was a villager, mazdor of around 60+, wearing typical clothes, wrinkles and sweating on his face, when he bought medicines, the bill was more than his expectation, the sentence was “Sara din laga kar 100 Rupay milay hain, dawaye main lag gaye tu kia banay ga”. So every single thing, little , tiny miny thing is of some value, if not for you, IT IS for others.

    Kia karain ab skilled/educated labor nahi hay? The ppl who dont have MBAs and ACCAs, unn ko bhi tu halal ke kamani hay na.

  3. Faraz (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 1:06 am

    i actually think this was a good idea… they should have made the flag even bigger and broken the guiness book record…

    Images / symbols are very important. They matter to human psychy… thats why marketing firms spend billions of dollars just reinforcing their “brand name”… Pakistan is also a brand name and effort needs to be made in making the brand more visible, stronger and recognizable in a positive way. In marketing lingo its called building brand equity.

    Things like these dont cost much, and given appropriate publicity, make a good impression, specially among youth. Nobody is denying the fact that we need to invest heavily on ground realities, education, health, infrastructure, law and order everything… but at the same time some effort in “Marketing” Pakistan, both within the country and outside is very important.. more so in these times when we are strugling to keep a positive image of our country in the world… These kinds of celebrations get noticed in the world in a positive manner…

  4. Opee (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 1:37 am

    Very appropriate and thoughtful Faraz!

  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    Aforrrrrrr….Wherez my Comment? :'(

  6. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 1:57 am

    PS … patta nahi kahan gaya :(

    lemme see maybe its unapproved :\

  7. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 4:23 am

    Thanx dear :)

  8. nayrum abbas (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    this is the day of freedom and love we should remember all struggle of muslim’s. prud o be a pakistani.

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