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14th August

14 August Independence Day 2018 in Pakistan – Youm-e-Azadi

Pakistan’s Independence Day, which is annually held on August 14, celebrates the country’s independence from the British rule on that date in 1947.

So here are the 14 things everyone experiences on 14th of August:

1. Distant ‘hawai firing.’
2. Patakhay
3. Pindi Bouys
4. Pindi Bouys dancing mid road
5. Decorated cars cruising around town
6. Motorists who took the silencers outta their bikes
7. All those Pakistani jazba songs on the radio and TV and everywhere else
8. Traffic jams
9. Painted faces all around you
10. Patriotism oozing for every corner
11. Street Vendors ripping you off
12. News channels keeping us informed with the “Official” celebration
14. Green and white errrthing

Pakistan flag: Here’s how it came to be

Pakistan’s Independence Day is celebrated every year with religious fervor and absolute patriotism amid renewed pledges and prayers for prosperity of the motherland. Streets across the country are festooned with buntings, banners with a national flag theme, but do you know how did Pakistan flag come into existence and what’s the significance behind its colour and symbols? Here are some interesting facts about our national flag: Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan presented the national flag in…

Muhammad Azam Battiyon Wala displays his love for Pakistan through his love for bikes

Karachi: 50+ Muhammad Azam Chohan puts youngsters to shame with his passion and love for his country which he puts on display every 14th August through his love for bikes. Popularly known as Muhammad Azam Battiyon Wala, Muhammad says it is his extravagantly decorated bike which got him this name. “It takes at least a year to build this. I have this bike since 5 years. This is 2012’s model. I bought it for 17,000 rs and now it’s worth 1lakh rupees." -Muhamamd Azam Young at heart,  Muhammad says this bike is, however,…

Curfew imposed in parts of Occupied Kashmir on 14 August

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities have imposed restrictions on public gatherings in parts of Srinagar on Monday – Pakistan’s Independence Day – following the killings of two civilians in South Kashmir yesterday. The curbs have been imposed in Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, M.R. Gunj, and Safakadal areas of the city. Albeit, the officials stated that these restrictions have been imposed to maintain law and order situation after killings of two civilians but many political analysts view restrictions as an attempt to prevent…