London: Ex Ambassador, Wajid Shams ul Hassan speaks about partition, as seen from his eyes. When Pakistan was formed on 14th August, 1947, I was 6 years and a few months old. We had left our house and came to a tent. There were dead bodies all around and dogs were feeding on them. When Pakistan was created there was no discrimination on the basis of religion. Quaid e Azam clearly stated that in Pakistan there will be no religious politics. Our Quaid had said Pakistan will be a progressive, secular country where every…
KARACHI: Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947. Just six years old when she boarded an overcrowded train bound for the newly-created Muslim state of Pakistan, Ara recalls watching armed Sikhs approach -- then hearing her father tell her brother to kill the women of the family if the convoy was attacked. "One is my wife, another is my sister and one is my daughter," she recalls him saying. "So,…
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has dedicated this year's 14th August to the freedom of Kashmir, saying said this Independence Day is also memorable due to the fact that nowadays the spirit of independence in Occupied Kashmir is on its peak.
With the arrival of August Pakistan turns green, the colour of national flag, ahead of 14th August to celebrate the Independence Day with national fervor and zeal. Apart of the state ceremonies the enthusiasm also transforms into public festivities on the day.