Pakistan celebrated 73 years of its Independence on Friday, 14 August 2020. In spite of the myriad of issues including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pakistanis came together to rejoice the feeling of living in a free Independent State with renewed zeal and fervour.
Celebrities too were in high spirits with many of them taking to social media to express their love for the country. Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi wished the country well on the occasion. " Happy Birthday dear Pakistan. May Allah give us all taufeeq (opportunity) to make him the center of our existence and understand his message with all our honesty. May Allah bless Pakistan," tweeted Abbasi.
Superstars Bilal Ashraf and Fahad Mustafa wished all the citizens a happy Independence Day. "Pakistan Zindabad. Happy Independence Day to all.I love Pakistan," Ashraf tweeted. " To all my fellow Pakistanis, Happy Independence Day," Mustafa said.
Veteran actor Nadia Jamil while giving a brief update on her health, expressed her love for the country. "Azaadi Mubarak Pakistan and all Pakistanis! First day of radiation over. Alhamdolillah. Feeling drained, tired, blessed. Life is not meant to be easy, but peace, love, and generosity makes it so much easier and keeps one focused on our blessings! Throw out light & it will shine back at you," she said.
Azaadi Mubarak Pakistan & all Pakistanis!— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) August 13, 2020
First day of radiation over. Alhamdolillah. Feeling drained,tired,blessed.
Life is not meant 2be easy,but peace,love & generosity make it so much easier & keeps one focused on our blessings! Throw out light & it will shine back at you!💚 pic.twitter.com/QTtKbzwj5P
Actor Zhaley Sarhadi urged fellow Pakistanis to do their part in the nations living up the ideals it was founded on." The responsibility is ours to be free of our defeatist thinking, lack of acceptance of others, and wait for a savior! We are It! We need to take the reins and do our part with Unity, Faith and Discipline!" she said.
Armeena Khan echoed the same sentiments as she reminded her followers of the things that can still be improved in the country. "Happy 'Independence' Day. I’ve put it like that because we are still not free from corruption, illiteracy, divisions, and extremism. Let’s focus on all that is right. Lots of love,"she said
Singer and actor Farhan Saeed prayed for the country to reach new levels of success in the future." Jashne Azadi Mubarak. May Allah take Pakistan to new heights which we all have dreamt of! Pakistan Zindabad, Pakistan Paindabad!" he said.
Turkish actor Engin Altan Düzyatan who plays the lead role in the series Diriliş: Ertuğrul visited the Pakistan Consulate Istanbul to convey greetings to Pakistan on its Independence Day through Council General Bilal Khan Pasha. In a video message, he wished Pakistanis in Urdu. " Tamam Pakistan ko Jashn e Azadi Mubarik, ( To all Pakistan, Happy Independence Day)," he said.
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