Govt unveils 70th Independence Day logo and people are shocked

Published: 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.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Faisal
    Jul 19, 2017 - 9:18PM

    this is what happens when you become “culturally drunk” – you lose all sense and what’s sub-standard seems quality work!
    The star and crescent should not be tampered from the original colours. Even a school-boy will tell you that. Recommend

  • Shakil
    Jul 19, 2017 - 9:34PM

    Everyone is criticising logo, but problem is not with logo, coz she was a contestant among all others. People should criticize the person/ Jewry who has selected it as No. 1.
    If it was on top then what about the others…???? Recommend

  • MAD
    Jul 20, 2017 - 10:46AM

    Seems an endorsement of the LGBT movementRecommend

  • Munir Ahmed
    Jul 21, 2017 - 10:44PM

    I don’t see any wrong with the logo. It is quite appealing to the eye, and the diversity of colours depicts the ethnic bouquet of Pakistan. The most important thing is that a jury of top professionals descaled it as the best logo. We need to change our mentality of politicizing every initiative.We must appreciate Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for conducting this competition, and the PNCA for putting its best efforts to launch it in a quite prestigious ceremony.Congratulations to the winner. The losers shall wait for the next opportunity. Recommend

  • Munir Ahmed
    Jul 21, 2017 - 11:20PM

    The politically motivated campaign shall end now. Be positive guys. Recommend

  • Muhammad Naveed Alam
    Jul 22, 2017 - 12:48PM

    Why peoples think negative be positive Recommend

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