Google, Facebook join Pakistanis in celebrating Independence Day

Published: August 14, 2015

As Pakistan geared up to celebrate its 69th Independence Day, flags adorning every balcony and window, lights decorating buildings and hues of green flooding the streets, Google and Facebook joined in on the celebrations introducing their own ways to mark the day.

As the clock struck twelve on Friday, Google changed its Doodle to tall lettering with the second ‘O’ replaced by an archway view of the Lahore fort with the Pakistan flag flying high.

On the other hand, Facebook presented an innovative way for users mark independence, allowing them to update their status with a mood setting of “celebrating Independence Day” and sharing it with their friends and family on the social network.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Jalal
    Aug 14, 2015 - 9:33AM

    Only Lahore is Pakistan. Right. Its neither the capital nor the largest city.Recommend

  • Nabiel
    Aug 14, 2015 - 10:39AM

    What an absolutely horrible thing to say. Any Pakistani landmark can represent Pakistan be it in KHI or Lahore! Recommend

  • Shajie
    Aug 14, 2015 - 10:45AM

    @Jalal Dude chill! It’s not Lahore, it’s Pakistan! Where is your sense of unity?Recommend

  • Salman
    Aug 14, 2015 - 10:58AM

    Thx for being a part of ours independence dayRecommend

  • Lasra
    Aug 14, 2015 - 11:03AM

    Last time it was National Monument (Islamabad), stop behaving like idiot at least on Independence Day!Recommend

  • Bewildered
    Aug 14, 2015 - 11:07AM


    “Only Lahore is Pakistan.”

    Unfortunately for you, Pakistan Resolution was also passed in Lahore, and the Minar-e-Pakistan too was built in Lahore as well, not in the largest city, or Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, or Decca. Haters would hate no matter what. Oh, wait a minute. Aren’t you one lowlife from across the border? Now I understand the purpose of your comment.Recommend

  • Haider Rehman
    Aug 14, 2015 - 11:11AM

    Badshahi Mosque is one of the many sumbols of Pakistan. It just happened to be in Lahore.Recommend

  • armaghan
    Aug 14, 2015 - 12:06PM

    Just forget all the bewildering topics and be united on this day.Happy Pakistan indenpendence day.Love PakistanRecommend

  • Aug 14, 2015 - 12:13PM

    May God bless us with all the joys and make us a united nation. Be void of all the bewildering and offensive topics and forget all worries on this day.Thanks to Allah almighty that we are bestowed upon with such a great independent country.Love PakistanRecommend

  • kaleem
    Aug 14, 2015 - 12:19PM

    please , respect your identity ‘ show unity to the world.this distructive type of support would weakened us but nobody.Recommend

  • Zainab
    Aug 14, 2015 - 12:57PM

    Does no one realise its the 68th Independence Day and not the 69th Independence Day as stated in this article?Recommend

  • Hitler
    Aug 14, 2015 - 1:18PM

    Be it Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi, Lahore or Islamabad. We are Pakistani and thats what matters! :)Recommend

  • anum
    Aug 14, 2015 - 1:40PM

    donot behave like stupids it doesn’t matter that whether it is lahore or karachi it matters that it is part of our country.. so be united.Recommend

  • asfandali
    Aug 14, 2015 - 1:49PM

    @jalal i guy talk about stupidity we start arguing today is day of independence so we should unit if you are from lahore , karachi or else we should follow the motto of pakistan which is faith,unity and discipline. Recommend

  • Amna Tariq Shah
    Aug 14, 2015 - 1:55PM

    Please grow up, dude !!!

    Pakistan Zindabad !!! Recommend

  • sufia
    Aug 14, 2015 - 5:01PM

    @Jalal shut it dude.

    last year it was the national monument. they did truck art one year, and they did a chand sitara logo in i think 2011 or something. 14th august is HARDLY the occasion to bring up these divisive debates.Recommend

  • Azmatullah
    Aug 14, 2015 - 5:18PM

    East or west Pakistan is the best.happy independence day to all Pakistanis.long live pakistan.Recommend

  • Vicky
    Aug 14, 2015 - 7:19PM

    Interesting…Pakistanis always claim that Nargis fakhri is their own actress, but she never bothered to wish indepence day to Pakistan , but she always wishes indian festivals and other important indian days on social mediaRecommend

  • Ali
    Aug 24, 2015 - 11:12AM

    This shows the power of Pakistan…the global companies have started taking note of Pakistan, soon every country on this earth will follow – since many brainy workforce of major IT companies are from Pakistan these companies are forced to do such things, what Pakistan has to do is we need to create and environment to attract the Pakistan origin tech workforce back and then soon we will have our own facebook and google, also we can destroy the Indian IT industry with our own world class IT products…Recommend

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