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Pakistan Day is a public holiday in Pakistan to remember the Lahore Resolution on March 23 each year. The word “Pakistan” was never used but the Lahore Resolution is considered a major milestone in the Muslim struggle for an independent state in undivided India.

Pakistan Day is celebrated throughout cities and towns in Pakistan, including Karachi (pictured above is a view of Jehangir Kothari Parade in Clifton, Karachi). ©iStockphoto.com/danishkhan

What Do People Do?

Pakistan’s national flag is hoisted on public and governmental buildings at dawn on Pakistan Day. A 31-gun salute in Islamabad and a 21-gun salute in provincial capitals are fired. A change of guard occurs at the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal (commonly known as Allama Iqbal) and Muhammad Ali Jinnah (commonly known as Quaid-i-Azam or the Supreme Leader), followed by garlands being laid.

A main feature of Pakistan Day celebrations is a parade at Constitution Avenue in Islamabad. An award ceremony is organized where the president gives military and civilian awards to recognize recipients’ achievements and contributions to Pakistan.

Pakistan Day festivals, parties, national songs and debate competitions are featured throughout the day, which sees many people spend time with families, friends and loved ones.  Pakistan Day specials are broadcast on radio and TV. Special prayers are offered for peace and prosperity.

Public Life

Pakistan Day is a public holiday in Pakistan on March 23. Government offices, banks, post offices, educational institutions and businesses are closed, except for some multinational organizations.

Public transport is also limited on this day, and may be completely unavailable on certain routes. Many people visit recreational spots on Pakistan Day, so traffic congestion is common in big cities.

Background

The roots of the struggle for independence of British India can be traced back to the uprising of 1857 which started off as a rebellion of the British East India Company soldiers but soon took the shape of a freedom struggle and caused a major threat to Company Raj (Company Rule) in an undivided India.

Leaders such as Sir Syed Ahmed Khan worked tirelessly for the political, social and economic uplifting of Muslims that comprised of 25 to 30 percent of the total population of British India. In a Muslim League annual session in 1930, Muhammad Iqbal, a poet and philosopher, put forward the ideal of Muslims being a separate nation. Iqbal is accredited for weaving the Two-Nation theory, an ideology that eventually made the creation of Pakistan possible.

The Two-Nation theory stated that Hindus and Muslims were from two different nations. Muslim culture, tradition, religion, ideology, morals and language were all distinctly different from Hindu ideals. Both nations (Hindus and Muslims) shared mutually contradicting beliefs. Therefore, an autonomous state consisting of Muslim majority areas of British India was demanded to protect Muslims’ political, social and cultural rights.

In a Muslim League general session from March 22 to March 24, 1940, Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other party leaders unanimously rejected the idea of united India, endorsed the Two-Nation Theory, and called for a separate Muslim homeland. The Lahore Resolution was supported by all major Muslim Leaders of the time.

Pakistan gained independence from British rule on August 14, 1947. Nine years after Pakistan’s creation, the first constitution was implemented on March 23, 1956. March 23 was initially meant to celebrate the adoption of the country’s first constitution and its transformation as a republic. The constitution of 1956 was annulled by the military government of Ayub Khan in 1958 and March 23 became a day to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940, which eventually led to the creation of Pakistan.

Symbols

Minar-e-Pakistan (Pakistan Minaret) is a minaret (a type of tower) in Iqbal Park in the city of Lahore. It was built to venerate the Lahore Resolution. The minaret is constructed where the Lahore Resolution was passed. This monument symbolizes a blossoming flower and reflects the blissfulness of independence.

Pakistan Day Observances

Note: During a public holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work.

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Nation celebrates Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD - The nation will celebrate Pakistan Day on saturday to commemorate the Lahore Resolution passed in 1940. The day would dawn with 31 gun salutes in the federal and 21 gun salutes in provincial capitals. There would be a public holiday in all federal and provincial government offices, banks and private offices. The national flag will be hoisted on important public and private buildings throughout the country and all Pakistani missions abroad.
This year too, the permanent feature of the armed forces parade on Pakistan Day has been cancelled. TV channels and FM radio channels will air special programmes and newspapers will bring out supplements to highlight importance of the day. Political, literary organisations and educational institutions have organised special functions to mark theDay. People will visit the mausoleum of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi and Mausoleum of Dr Allama Iqbal to pray for their souls.

HapPy pAkiStAn dAy....

The nation would celebrate Pakistan Day on Staurday to commemorate Lahore Resolution adopted on the very day in 1940. On this day, the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent pledged to create an independent homeland, where they could live in accordance with their religious and cultural values. 
23 March 1940 (Pakisatan Day)


It was the decisive day of March 23, 1940, when Pakistan Resolution (Lahore Resolution originally) was passed in general session of Muslim League at Iqbal Park (Manto Park originally), Lahore. It was this day that provided a direction to thousands of Muslims of sub-continent to move into. And it was this resolution that translated into creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947.
HaPpY PaKiStAn DaY

Pakistan Day also coincides with adoption of first constitution of Pakistan on March 23, 1956 that transited country to Islamic Republic of Pakistan. 

 Minar e Pakistan

 


Minar E Pakistan

Yes we are talking about a beautiful, tall minaret of modern architecture situated on the same site (Iqbal Park Lahore) where on March 23, 1940 Pakistan Resolution was passed to demand a separate homeland for Muslims residing in Indo-Pak Subcontinent. It is a place which marked the beginning of a state comprising a true nation. On March 23, 1960 its foundation stone was laid and the panoramic minaret got completed on 31 October 1968 with a span of eight years. It is surrounded by a park comprising an artificial lake and marble fountains. An elevator is also installed inside this tall minaret for visitors to give accessibility to upper stories.

Minar e Pakistan: Architecture

The accumulative height of this beautiful minaret is of 72 meters with 8 meters above the ground base. It comprises unfolding petals in its base each of which is 9 meters in height. The platform shaped like a star with two crescent shaped pools denoting the same shapes as used in Pakistani Flag. A spiral shaped staircase of 162 steps rises inside this tower of 9.75 meters (in diameter). The dome of minaret comprises stainless steel enameled with fine glass pieces.

Concrete, stone, marbles of fine genre are used to construct this monument. The rostrum which faces historic Badshai Mosque is itself composed of beautiful patterned tiles. Out of four symbolic platforms inside the base of Minar e Pakistan one has use of uncut Taxila based stones; the other two comprise hammer-dressed and chiseled stones respectively while the last has polished white marble which portrays the glory of successful Pakistan Movement.


Its historical significance can also be depicted while viewing ten converging white marble commemorative plaques in which there are floral inscriptions related to Pakistan resolution in Urdu, Bengali and English languages. The glorious 99 names (attributes) of ALMIGHTY and verses from Holy Quran are also inscribed in Arabic on different plaques. Few couples of Allama Iqbal, excerpts from the speeches addressed by founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Qaumi Tarana (National Anthem) are inscribed too (in both English and Urdu) inside to let reader feel the spirit of a true Islamic nation.

Minar e Pakistan is no doubt a worth seeing place especially for those who seek both beautiful architecture and historical accounts.

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