Pakistan Independence Day Speech 2018
Pakistan Independence Day Speech 2018 before I am starting Article I want to say, everyone, Happy Independence Day. 14 August is a very important day for Pakistan. They are celebrating their 71 years of independence on 14 August 1947. On this day we got our own identity and our own valves. Pakistan came into being in 1947 as a sovereign state. 14th August is a day when the efforts of our national heroes are appreciated and celebrated and a day when we get our name and respect.
Pakistan Independence Day Celebration Speech
The independence day is one of the six public holidays observed in Pakistan and is celebrated all across the country. To prepare and finalize the plans for independence day celebrations, meetings are held in the provincial capitals by local governments which are attended by government officials, diplomats, and politicians. Public organizations, educational institutions, and government departments organize seminars, sports competitions, and social and cultural activities leading up to the independence day. In Karachi, drives are initiated to clean and prepare the Mazar-e-Quaid (Jinnah Mausoleum) for the celebration.
Pakistan Independence Day Speech
The official festivities take place in Islamabad and commence with the raising of the national flag on the Parliament House and the Presidency followed by a 31-gun salute in the capital and a 21-gun salute in provincial capitals. The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan address the nation in live telecasts. Government officials, political leaders, and celebrities deliver messages or speeches during rallies, ceremonies, and events, highlighting Pakistani achievements, goals set for the future, and praise the sacrifices and efforts of national heroes. Government buildings including the Parliament House, Supreme Court, President House and Prime Minister’s Secretariat are decorated and illuminated with lights and bright colors. A change of guard takes place at national monuments by the Armed Forces. The Army, Air Force, and Navy feature prominently in independence day parades. In the cities around the country, the flag hoisting ceremony is carried out by the Nazim (mayor) belonging to the respective constituency, and at various public and private departments, the ceremony is conducted by a senior officer of that organization. In 2017, the Pakistan International Airlines introduced a special in-flight jam session to entertain passengers traveling on Independence Day, featuring artists singing national songs on board a domestic flight.
Pakistan Independence Day Speech
International governments, leaders and public figures also convey their greetings on the occasion. Overseas dignitaries are invited as chief guests in ceremonies, while foreign military contingents often participate in parades. National flags are displayed on major roads and avenues such as Shahrah-e-Faisal, Shahara-e-Quaideen, and Mazar-e-Quaid Road, leading up to Jinnah’s mausoleum in Karachi. Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, where the Pakistan Resolution was passed in 1940, is fully illuminated on the eve of the independence day to signify its importance in the creation of Pakistan.
The date of independence
Since the transfer of power took place on the midnight of 14 and 15 August, the Indian Independence Act 1947 recognized 15 August as the birthday of both Pakistan and India. The act states:
“As from the fifteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, two independent Dominions shall be set up in India, to be known respectively as India and Pakistan.”
Jinnah in his first broadcast to the nation stated:
“August 15 is the birthday of the independent and sovereign state of Pakistan. It marks the fulfillment of the destiny of the Muslim nation which made great sacrifices in the past few years to have its homeland.”
The first commemorative postage stamps of the country, released in July 1948, also gave 15 August 1947 as the independence day, however in subsequent years, 14 August was adopted as the independence day. This is because Mountbatten administered the independence oath to Jinnah on the 14th, before leaving for India where the oath was scheduled on the midnight of the 15th. The night of 14–15 August 1947 coincided with 27 Ramadan 1366 of the Islamic calendar, which Muslims regard as a sacred night. Credit Wikipedia
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