A picture worth 60 years…

Independence Day of Pakistan 2007: Not just See but also “Feel” how Pakistanis celebrated 14th August 2007, the 60 years of Pakistani Independence.

Ceremonies are taking place across Pakistan as the nation celebrates 60 years since the end of British colonial rule.

This girl with flags painted on her face was among the crowds watching the festivities.

A man wearing a garment with Pakistani colours and the words “Long live Pakistan” raised the flag at the crossing.

Heads of the Pakistani Rangers (L) and Indian Border Security Force shook hands at the Wagah border crossing.

Fireworks lit up the sky around the President’s House in Islamabad at midnight on Monday as the celebrations began.

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Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz hoisted the national flag at a ceremony in the capital, Islamabad.

Mr Aziz told the audience: “Nuclear assets are symbols of our national honour.”

In Karachi, naval cadets marched past the mausoleum of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s founder.

On the eve of independence, Pakistan sent home 134 Indian prisoners who had crossed the border illegally.

[Source: BBC News]

8 Comments so far

  1. Asma Razzak (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 12:31 am

    Zabardast opee. Lahore Metroblog is best……. you ppl r posting so much stuff…. i m enjoying a gr8 deallll… i went to islamabad metroblog and saw some posts there too…… but karachi ppl ko dekhooo zara, rotay hi rehtay hain…… it is considered the big broooo of pakistann.. but when i went there i just said “rondayee rehna saari umer” .. :S

    lahore metblogggggers u rockkkkkkk

    pakistan zindabadddddd

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 1:31 am

    My kind of post :-)

    Visuals . and beautiful visuals :-)

  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 2:22 am

    @Asma Razzak:

    *bows in respect*

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 2:37 am

    @OP: Very lovely post, keeeeep it up.

    @A.Razzak: Thanx a lot.

    @HM: lol.

    We were recalling the days when we were kids and used to watch PTV morning transmissions starting from all these above-mentioned ceremonies to the last part of Special Dramas.

    Anyways, best part was the release of prisoners :)

  5. Ali (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

    SUPERB!!! Lahore metblog made our independence day memorable. Sitting far away (Riyadh) from our country/city, visiting this blog is as if we are in Pakistan. Great work guys!!!

  6. Faraz (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 12:48 am

    Hasan / Opee / Pretty Simple / Momekh:
    An EXCELLENT job by all of you in keeping the spirit of 14 Aug alive and kicking at LMB… i loved the pics, loved the posts, even loved the comments… LMB was a site to go to, to celebrate 14 Aug online :)…Thanks & keep it up people!!!

  7. Opee (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 1:40 am

    Thanks to you and all the visitors too. Your appreciating comments are valuable to us. They give us courage to keep it up and keep the things rolling. I hope Lahore will keep on bringing more and more joys to the sad faces of the nation.

  8. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 1:58 am

    Thank u Faraz :)
    We need lots of encouragment. Do keep on commenting.

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