All over the country, Pakistanis are celebrating the country’s 75th Independence Day with commemorative ceremonies being held in various cities. The Independence Day celebrations began with the change of guard ceremonies at the Mazaar-i-Quaid and Mazaar-i-Iqbal in Karachi and Lahore, respectively.
Many took to social media and hoped for peace and prosperity in Pakistan. Celebs such as Shaan Shahid, Adeel Hussain, Zhalay Sarhadi and many others wished fellow countrymen 74 years of Independence.
Happy Independence Day! 🇵🇰🤍— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) August 13, 2021
Azadee Mubarak Pakistan 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/5kTk8C9Cc4— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) August 13, 2021
My love for my nation is boundless. My love for my people is endless. All I desire for my country is happiness.— Juggun Kazim (@JuggunKazim) August 14, 2021
Happy Independence Day!!!
Pakistan Zindabad 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/FbE3FWjfd3
"Never liked preaching," the Ho Mann Jahaan star penned, adding, "But it’s okay to hope for introspection in the face of so many challenges to our humanity. Many of our beliefs become justifications to stop listening or to forget that we are often not better than the person/people we are belittling or criticising. One has to be open to their own flaws if we’re going to make a better future. We have to treat each other better and with more respect. Check yourself. Be happy."
Zhalay, too, shared a detailed note on what we should do this Independence Day. "On this 14th of August I am thankful to be alive and breathing, Housed and working, loved and with loved ones, speaking and not silenced! I do question though the freedom we might not have and can work towards achieving," she penned.
She further wrote, "The freedom to be violence-free! Whether it be mental, verbal or physical abuse, it should not be tolerated and ignored at any cost. No harm to our person or on another person should be met with a blind eye anymore! I urge you all to do your part and push for the Domestic Violence Bill and get your due freedom from the fear of being hurt. My love to you all and let’s make it a true Happy Independence Day."
Saba Qamar, Ayeza Khan, Danish Taimoor and others shared few pictures with heartfelt notes as well.
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