Independence Day (Urdu: یوم آزادی; Yaum-e Āzādī), observed annually on 14 August, is a national holiday in Pakistan, commemorating the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign nation, following the end of the British Raj in 1947. Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakistan Movement; the Pakistan Movement aimed for creation of an independent Muslim state by division of the north-western region of South Asia and was led by All-India Muslim League under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The event was brought forth by the Indian Independence Act 1947 in which the British Indian Empire gave independence to the Dominion of Pakistan (later the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) which included West Pakistan (present Pakistan) and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
In the Islamic calendar, the day of independence coincided with Ramadan 27, the eve of which is regarded as sacred by Muslims. The main ceremony takes place in Islamabad, where the national flag is hoisted at the Presidential and Parliament buildings, which is followed by the national anthem, and live televised speeches by leaders. Usual celebratory events this day include flag-raising ceremonies, parades, cultural events, and the playing of patriotic songs. A number of award ceremonies are often held on this day, and citizens often hoist the national flag atop their homes or display it prominently on their vehicles and attire.
HISTORY & BACKGROUND of Independence Day
The subcontinent was endured British colony from 1847-1947; Muslims was the sovereigns before the British raj and they agonized after the war of 1857 against British, a lot of great leaders like Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Maulana Muhammad Ali Johor work really very hard for the political advancement of Muslims.
In 1885 All India National Congress was founded, Main Muslim political leaders, also including Muhammad Ali Jinnah, were the members of Indian National Congress and they worked towards Hindu-Muslim unity as well as the independence of India, however, soon they realized that the Hindu are never serious together with Muslims they never see the perfection of Muslims.
For this reason, in 1906 All India Muslim league was founded, there was the increasing mandate from a self-determining state of Muslims in India. In 1930, the great Allama Iqbal give the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims which geologically consist of a Muslim
Strong Hindu patriotism is the main reason of the Two-Nation Theory, a thought that is recognized as being the basis for the creation of Pakistan. In 1940 the Pakistan Resolution was passed in Lahore challenging the greater Muslim independence in British India. state in India.
After World War II, it was presumed that the British colonies would soon fragment. The Pakistan Movement which was regulated by Muhammad Ali Jinnah resulted in creating a Muslim nation. Pakistan achieved independence from the British rule on August 14th, 1947. At that time, the person named Mustafa Ali Hamdani announced the freedom of Muslims and of a separate homeland at 00:05 AM.
“We are a great nation and will always be one Insha Allah..love Pakistan and its people..together let’s build a peaceful and positive Pakistan Happy Independence Day!” (Suzuki Nadeem International)