The name Pakistan was made by combining to separate words “Pak” meaning Pious and “Stan” meaning Homeland.
The Muslims living in Pakistan celebrate this important day with a lot of enthusiasm and rejoice their happiness with friends and families.
”Pakistan is a country which is often portrayed in the media as a war-torn hellhole and tourism in Pakistan is almost non-existent.
Every year, only a very small number of adventure backpackers and die-hard climbers travel to Pakistan, I was determined to be one of them…Traveling in Pakistan is a truly unique experience, it can be frustrating, enlightening, life-changing and, more often than not, surprising.
The media feeds on fear and prejudice, do not let yourself be influenced.
I had a couple of bodyguards, one of whom was a sixty year old with the strength of a dozen twenty-year-olds.The biggest challenge during the freedom movement was to bring all Muslims at one platform and lead them in the direction of one specific goal.This hurdle was overcomed by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with the help of several visionary colleagues like Allama Iqbal, Muhammad Ali Johar and Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.The national anthem is played live on television nationwide along with speeches by top leaders of the country including President and Prime-Minister.Apart from this, several more parades, cultural events and flag-raising ceremonies are held in different parts of the country.People also have their own ways of celebrating the Independence day at individual level.National flags are hoisted at the of houses and on vehicles, children wear white and green dresses to show their love for the country and families visit national monuments like Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum, Minar-e-Pakistan and Badshahi Mosque paying tribute to the lost heroes who sacrificed everything for Pakistan. When I first told my Mum that I planned to travel to Pakistan as part of my hitchhiking adventure across The Middle East, she was somewhat skeptical.She was probably wondering “for what reason would you travel to Pakistan?From the bustling streets of Lahore to the quaint mountain towns of Hunza, every time a local person spotted me I would, without fail, be rewarded with a huge grin and often an invitation to dinner.I lost count of just how many cups of free chai I drank but it was a lot…