Govt unveils 70th Independence Day logo and people are shocked

Designer Sabah Zaman says criticism has only made her 'even stronger'

News Desk July 19, 2017

Pakistan's 70th Independence Day celebrations have begun with launch of the official logo.

The logo, which has a colourful crescent and star on the number 70 parallels the "theme of celebrations and promotion of the cultural diversity of the country", said information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb.

However, Saba Zaman, the designer who won Rs500,000 for her design has garnered criticism on social media.

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A user claimed he could make a way better logo even though he doesn't "do it full-time"

The design was chosen out of 400 entries and people are dumbfounded:

At least get the proportions correct!

Was the designer even expecting to win?

People seriously don't like the logo:

‘It made me even stronger’

Responding to criticism, Zaman said she “felt so hurt due to the negativity” but it has made her “stronger instead”.

“Those who said they could have done better job so let me tell you it was an open competition you could have applied and might have done much better than me for sure. Thanks for your criticism because it made me even stronger,” she wrote on Facebook.


Muhammad Naveed Alam | 4 years ago | Reply Why peoples think negative be positive
Munir Ahmed | 4 years ago | Reply The politically motivated campaign shall end now. Be positive guys.
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