Independence Day in Pakistan

Independence Day in Pakistan

14 August 1947 is a free day of Pakistan. 14 August is a national occasion in Pakistan and Pakistan accomplished freedom and was affirmed an autonomous country, consequent the finish of the British Raj in 1947. Numerous individuals who spring up on multi-day to recall everlastingly ever. The day of 14 August 1947! This day is multi-day that the world will recall forgetting. This day was known as the Indian Muslim, living in Muslim larger part regions over which they ought to be isolated as a free state. 14 August 1947 the day, when it was the vision and responsibility to the real world and Pakistan rose on the guide of the world. Muslim League and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah assumed a noteworthy job in the free development of Pakistan. After the autonomy of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the main Governor General of Pakistan. In this page, you will read and discover article, data, history, and insight around 14 August 1947 Independence Day of Pakistan in Urdu and Hindi.
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History of Pakistan:

Bohat se qoum ki zindagi mein aesy din bhi aate hein jinhei tarekh humesha yad rakhti hai. 14 August 1947 Pakistan ki azadi ka din, ye din bhi aik aesa din hai jise dunya humesha yad rakhe gi. Es din hidustan mein rehne wale Muslims ne mutalba kiya tha ke jin elaqon mein muslim aksaryat zyada hai unhein alag kar ke aik khud-mukhtar riyasat banaya jae aur 14 August 1947 ka din he woh din tha jab es tasawar aur azm ko haqiqat ki shakal mili aur dunya ke naqshe per Pakistan ka naam ubhra. Ye bohat bara karnama tha jo har lehaz se na-mukmkin dekhai deta tha lekin bar-e-sagher mein basne wale muslim qoum ke azam aur himmat ne es khab ko haqiqat mein badal dala. 14 August he woh din tha jis mein Pakistani shakhsiyat ko apni aik shanakht mili aur es din ki badolat aqwam-e-alam ne Pakistan ki azaad hasiyat ko tasleem kiya aur Pakistan ke awaam har saal 14 August ko Jashn e azaadi (youm e azaadi) pore josh o kharosh se manate hein.
Pakistan ki azaadi ki tarekh bari sabar azma, jad-o-jehad aur qurbaniyon per mushtamil hai. Hindustan ke musalmano (muslims) ne Pakistan qaem karne ke liye na-qabil-e-faramosh qurbaniya di. Pakistan hasil karne ke liye bar-e-sagher ke Muslims no jo qurbaniya di hein es ki missal dunya ki tarekh mein bohat kam milta hai. Humare azadi ka aik aik safha khon se rangeen hai kyoun ke azadi khon mangti hai aur sabar aur istaqamat ko apna kar tamam zulm ko qabol karna parta hai. Yahi sorat-e-hal 14 August 1947 ke din dekhne mein aai. Khoon mein lat pat lashein liye dheron qafle es nai mumlikat Pakistan mein dakhil ho rahe thein in qaflon mein mojod log aik aese jazbe se sarshar thein jo sare ghamon aur taklifon ko bardasht kar ki salahiyat peda kar raha tha. In josh aur lagan thin woh ghulami ki zanjeeron ko tor chuke thein aur azaad riyasat mein azaad zindagi guzarne ke khahishmand thein aur Allah ne in ki sun lit hi. Youn Pakistan wajod mein aaya.
Chaudhry Rehmat Ali ne 1933 mein sab se pehli baar Pakistan ka lafz aik alehda mumlikat ke tour per istamal kiya. Us waqt Rehmat Ali Cambridge University ke aik talib-e-elm (student) thein. Inho ne 28 January 1933 ko “Now or Never” (Ab ya Kabhi Nahi) ke naam se aik book published kiya jis mein inho ne aik alehda watan ke qayam ki baat pesh ki.
Quaid-e-Azam ki Khidmaat:
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah 10 October 1913 ko Muslim League ke rukon banein. 1926 mein Muslim League ke karkun ne Lahore ke jalse mein qayam-e-Pakistan aur bar-e-sagher ke Muslims ke liye aik alehda mulk ka khayal pesh kiya aur mission ke liye Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah raat din aik kar diye.
Muslim League ko Mussalmano ki wahid aur maqbool jamat banane ke liye Muhammad Ali Jinnah ne pore mulk ka tufani dora kiya aur Hindustan mein basne wale Muslims ko Pakistan ki tehrik ke bare mein bataya aur unhein hum-khayal banaya aur in ki inhi kosheshon ki wajha se 14 August 1947 ko Pakistan dunya ke naqsha per ubhra aur aalmi dunya ne Pakistan ko aik azaad riyasat ki hasiyat se qabol kiya. Azaadi-e-Pakistan ke baad Pakistan ke pehle Governor General Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah banein. In he ki kosheshon se Pakistan wajod mein aya in ki koshesh aur lagan ko koi bhi bhula nahi sakta.
14 August 1947:
Pakistan ki azadi 15 August 1947 ko muqarar ki gai thi lekin Pakistan ko azadi aik din pehle hi mil gai yani 14 August 1947 ko Pakistan wajod mein aa gaya. Es ki wajha Lard Mount Baten bane. Kyoun ke wazeer Lard Mount Baten ko New Delhi mein adhi raat ko India ki azaadi ke function mein shareek hona tha. Es wajha se woh Pakistan ke azadi ka elan 14 August ki sa paher ko Karachi aik function mein kar diye aur you lakhon qurbaniyon ke baad Pakistan wajod mein aaya.
YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010Sat14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2011Sun14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2012Tue14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2013Wed14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2014Thu14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2015Fri14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2016Sun14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2017Mon14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday
2018Tue14 AugIndependence DayPublic Holiday

Pakistan Independence Day

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Celebrated on 14th of August the Pakistan Independence Day is a day of dedication and pride for the people of Pakistan. In the year 1947, on this particular day Pakistan was made an independent country by the British. The country surfaced out of the Indian subcontinent in the year 1947, the border lines of which was created by the British when they were on the verge of ending their rule in India. The day is observed all over Pakistan as a national holiday. Independence in Pakistan was officially announced on Thursday, August 15, 1947, at 12:00 am. Pakistan Independence Day is also known by the name of “Yom-e-Istiqlal”. It is one of the most remarkable days in the history of Pakistan. 

Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations:

  • The celebration is a grand affair and all over the country people are seen to be in their jovial moods.
  • All the major cities of Pakistan witness a grand celebration. The government offices and many other official buildings are decorated.
  • Flags are hoisted in every nook and corner to bring in the very essence of the festival.
  • Along with the flag raising ceremony, giant parades and cultural programs are also held in all the major cities.
  • Schools and various institutional organizations arrange flag hoisting ceremony to commemorate the day
  • Family and friends get together and enjoy the day over lunch, dinner or even go out for a picnic.
  • Various entertainment programs are also held in the different cultural centers all over the country.
  • There are also public displays of fireworks.
The main celebration is held in the capital city, Islamabad. It is here that the President as well as the Prime Minister raise the National Flag and deliver speeches highlighting points on the major goals of the nation, paying.

Significance of Pakistan Independence Day:

  • The significance of the day lies in paying tribute to the lost heroes and in raising the hopes for a bright future. Pakistan acquired its National Flag in the year 1947 on 14th of August.
  • The colors used in the flag have a significance of its own.
  • The white color represents the minority
  • The green color symbolizes the majority.
  • The moon symbolizes the progression of the Islamic country and the five stars signify enlightenment and knowledge.

Pakistan Independence Day Quotes

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
This is our Independence Day, so let us laugh, cheer and explode with joy..

Let all of us Pakistanis take an oath on this Independence Day to make our country the best one in the future world
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Feel the pride of being the part of such a glorious nation. Here's sending my warm patriotic wishes to make this day truly memorable.
Halki si dhoop ki barsat ke baad, thodi si khushi ki her baat ke baad, Isi tarah mubarak ho aap ko, Jashan-e-azadi ka din…. Wish you a very happy Independence Day.
Thousands laid down their lives so that
Our country can celebrate this day
Never forget their sacrifices..
Happy Independence Day!

14th August – Back Ground of the historic Day:

Historically, the area constituting Pakistan has been a part of British Indian Empire. The entry of East India Company was the first step of British in Subcontinent in the seventeenth century. In 1757 the company rule started with the Battle of Plassey. In 1857, after the Independence Movement, most of the Indian Subcontinent went under the direct rule of British Crown.
The period after the World War 1 was known as the period of British reforms. The widespread discontent of this period turned into non-cooperation and civil disobedience, non-violent movements and the circumstances led to self-ruled India.
The Muslims of the joined India realized that they were not only ruled by the British but after they quit India Hindus would become the next ruler and master of their fate. So in 1930 Allama Iqbal presented his idea of a separate religion-based state for Muslims. Three years later, Chaudhary Rehmat Ali proposed the name “Pakistan” for new Muslim state in a declaration.
In 1940’s the Indian Independence Movement intensified and so as the Muslim nationalism too. All the efforts were stimulated under the banner of All India Muslim League with Mohammad Ali Jinnah as the leader.
Being the most reliable party in order to secure all the interests of Muslim diaspora, Muslim League played a strong and decisive role during 1940,s in the Indian Independence Movement as well as developed into driving force behind creation of Pakistan as a solid Muslim state in the region of South Asia. From 22-24, March Muslim League presented a political statement named as Lahore Resolution, in a three day session of its party’s general session, which later called on for the creation of a separate independent Muslim state.

Pakistan Independence Day:

In 1946, the Britain’s Labor government realized that after the World War II and several other riots it had neither the mandate at home, the international support, nor the reliability of the British Indian Army to continue the rule over the increasingly rebellious Indian Empire and decided to quit British rule over the Indian Subcontinent. The Indian National Congress being the biggest party in the subcontinent demanded for a single state but Muslim League did not agree on living together with Hindus as a suppressed community. This situation resulted in a number of communal riots in South Asia.
Ultimately, the British government had to announce that the principal of the division of British India into two independent states was accepted. Viceroy Lord Mountbatten chose the 2nd anniversary of the Japan’s surrender in World War II as the date of power transfer. August 14 was chosen as the date of ceremony of power transfer to the Muslim state, Pakistan. On 14th of August 1947 a new dominion of Pakistan became independent. Mohammad Ali Jinnah sworn as the 1st Governor General of Pakistan.

The date of Pakistan Independence:

The power transfer was performed on the midnight of 14 and 15 of August and the Indian Independence Act 1947 witnessed 15 August as the day of independence of both Pakistan and India.
It was 15th of August when the nation observed its first birthday. But in subsequent years August 14 was celebrated as the Independence Day.

The celebrations:

Pakistan Independence Day or the 14th August is regarded as one of the six public holidays observed in Pakistan and is celebrated in the entire country. All government and non-government offices, educational institutions, organizations, major markets, post offices remain closed on the Day. In order to prepare and finalize the plans for the celebrations of Independence Day, meetings are usually held in provincial capitals and are attended by government officials, politicians and diplomats. With the beginning of the month August special shops and stalls are set up across the country selling national flags, banners, posters, buntings, pictures of national heroes and many other celebratory items. Homes, private buildings, vehicles as well as street and roads are decorated with buntings and flags. Several organizations, government departments and educational institutions organize sports competitions, seminars, social and cultural activities leading up to Independence Day. In Karachi, for celebration, drives are initiated in order to clean and prepare the Jinnah mausoleum (Mazar-e-Quaid).
The day starts with special prayers of solidarity, integrity and development of Pakistan in different places including mosques across the country. There are some special festivities take place in the capital city, Islamabad, and commence with raising of national flag on the Presidency and Parliament as well following 31- gun salute in Islamabad and 21- gun salute in the provincial capitals. Both President and Prime Minister of Pakistan address the nation in their live telecast. During different rallies and events political leaders and government officials deliver speeches highlighting the Pakistani achievements and goals set for the future. They also recall and praise the untiring efforts and sacrifices of national heroes. In Lahore, Minar-e-Pakistan where Lahore resolution was passed in 1940 is also illuminated on this happy occasion in order to signify the importance of this place in the creation of Pakistan. Citizen including children used to be dressed up in the official colors of Pakistan i.e. green and white. They are also wearing some items with national on it like T-shirts, caps, wrist band and even ear rings, pendants and rings are also available in accordance with the Day. Public transport remains unavailable for all major routes. Traffic jam is a routine on this occasion especially on the Mall road Lahore.
A number of government buildings including Supreme Court, Parliament House and President House are also decorated and illuminated with bright colors and lights. Houses and streets are decorated with oil lamps, candles and national flags. Fire work is also a part of this celebration. National anthem is sung at different places like schools, government places, monuments and residences as well. Homage is paid to people who have lost their lives in the migration and riots during the creation of Pakistan in 1947, recipients of Nishan-e- Haider, martyrs of Pakistan Army, scientists, political figures and famous artists. At certain national monuments ceremony of change of guard takes place. The Pakistani diaspora celebrates the Independence Day in numerous countries all around the world as well especially in the countries which have huge Pakistani communities.

Security measures:

As the Independence Day approaches, security measures in the country are also intensified, especially in the troubled areas as well as in the big cities. Intelligent agencies along with representative of intelligence meet together for the cause of keeping a better law and order situation. High alert is usually declared in the sensitive parts like the capital city in order to restrict the security threats. Police also plays an active role security measures. Sometimes a big incident stops all the celebrations, for instance on August 13, 2010 because of high flood which claimed lives of 1600 people and affecting 1400 million people, the official celebrations of the Independence Day were dismissed by the president.

In popular cultures:

From the start of August radio channels start playing patriotic songs (milli naghmay), TV channels starts broadcasting different programs and shows related to the Day highlighting the background, history, achievements and culture of Pakistan. The events and riots during the creation of Pakistan are depicted in numerous literary and scholarly works like:
  • Train to Pakistan, a novel by Khushwant Singh
  • Toba Tek Singh, a short story by Saadat Hassan Manto
  • Freedom at Midnight, a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lappierre
  • Ali Pur Ka Aeeli an autobiography by Mumtaz Mufti
  • Khaak aur Khoon by Naseem Hijazi
  • Bano, a novel by Razia Butt; Dastaan is the drama serial based on the same novel
  • Patriotic work by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
There are many patriotic songs that have become the part of the celebration like Dil Dil Pakistan, Sohni Dharti, Ha jazba e Junoon and many others. All these works narrate true story of the Pakistan movement and Independence with different aspects.
Pakistan Post has its own contribution in this context. In July 1948 it released 4 commemorative stamps for the country’s first anniversary. From these four, three stamps were depicting different sites of Pakistan while the fourth stamp was depicting a motif. All the four stamps were inscribed 15th August 1947 as the actual date of Independence was confused.
In 1997 Pakistan observed the golden jubilee of independence. On the occasion The State Bank of Pakistan issued a special 5 rupee banknote depicting the tomb of Baha-uddin Zakariya commemorating the 50th anniversary of the country.
In 1997, to mark the golden jubilee the 1997 Wills Golden Jubilee Tournament held in Qaddafi stadium, Lahore. During final of the tournament all the living test cricket captains were honored by Pakistan Cricket Board by parading them in the horse –drawn carriages as well as presenting them all with gold medals. Pakistan displayed the largest flag of the time on 14th August 2004 with the dimensions of 340 X 510 feet (100m X160m).

Flag Colors & Symbols:

Official colors of Pakistan are green and white. White color represents peace and the green color symbolizes prosperity as well as good fortune.

Other Quick Facts

Pakistan Independence Day is celebrated on 14th August, while India Independence Day is a day after Pakistan’s on 15th of August.


It is a national holiday on 14th August in Pakistan every year. This year in 2015, the Pakistan Independence Day is being celebrated on the blessed day of Friday 14th August 2015.

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1. Pakistan Date of Independence is 15th August, not 14th August

Pakistan original Day of Independence is 15th August 1947, not 14th August 1947. As the transfer of power took place on the midnight of 14 and 15 August according to Independence Act 1947, so it is now celebrated on August 14th.Pakistan_PID_Release_for_Independence_Series_1948

2. Quaid-e-Azam Celebrated First Birthday of Pakistan on August 15th, 1948

“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.”Quaid-e-Azam's last public appearance on 1 July 1948 at the opening of the State Bank of Pakistan

3. First National Name of Pakistan

The first official or public name of Pakistan was Dominion of Pakistan that was later on declared as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.url

4. It is True it Was 27th of Ramadan on the Day of Independence

According to Islamic Calendar, Pakistan got independence on Ramadan 27, on the eve of Laylat al-Qadr.CmZ1-5vWAAAAdDa

5. Total Area at Time of Independence

Total land area of Pakistan at the time of independence was 943,665 km² that remained 796,096 km² because of separation of Bangladesh (Bengal or East Pakistan).Dominion_of_Pakistan_&_Indian_Controlled_Kashmir_(orthographic_projection).svg

6. Pakistan Territories on Independence Day

East Bengal, West Punjab, Sind, and Chief Commissioner’s Province of Baluchistan. North West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) became the part as a result of the referendum.

7. Governor General Designation

Governor-General was established as the designation of a representative of the Crown and Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the first Governor General of Pakistan.

8. Pakistan and India Both Were Created on the Name of Two Separate Religious Nations

According to one of the provisions of India Independence Act 1947, “The Dominion of India may be regarded as an expression of the desire for self-government of the Hindus in India, and the Dominion of Pakistan as the expression of the demand for self-government by the Muslims.” However, India later on chose to be a secular state.

9. First Official Representatives of Pakistan

Muhammad Ali Jinnah became the Governor-General of Pakistan, and Liaquat Ali Khan became the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

10. First Head of the State was Not a Pakistani

When Pakistan formed as a constitutional monarchy on Day of Independence, George VI Albert Frederick Arthur George was Head of State.King_George_VI_of_England,_formal_photo_portrait,_circa_1940-1946

11. Here is Pakistan’s First Coat of Arms

The word “Pakistan” is a combination of two words “Pak” means pious and “stan” means homeland. Both words belong to the Persian and Urdu language.Pakistan came into existence due to restless efforts of Quaid-e-Azam (the great leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Muhammad Ali Jinnah proved to be a great leader and his name has been written in golden words in the history of Pakistan. 14th August is a public day of dedication and pride for the people throughout Pakistan and celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion among the nation. The main celebrations of this day are flag hoisting, singing patriotic songs, tributes to the national heroes and cultural activities. The importance of this day lies in paying tribute to the lost heroes and in raising the hopes for a bright future. All children and girls feel happy and filled with emotion on this day. They participate in events and express feelings.Being a Pakistani we must celebrate 14th August by thanking to All Mighty Allah for giving this homeland after immense sacrifices.Happy Independence Day To Whole Nation!Pakistan Independence Day Cards

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