Social media abuzz with Independence Day wishes for Pakistan

 

Social media abuzz with Independence Day wishes for Pakistan

Dubai - Dozens of people reacted with happiness to news and video footage that Pakistani and Indian nationals were celebrating independence days of both countries together.

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Published: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 5:04 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 7:08 PM

UAE-based Pakistanis and friends of Pakistan from across the globe have taken to social media to wish Pakistan a happy 70th Independence Day.

Using a number of different hashtags including #PakIndependenceDay and #PakistanZindabad, many local residents sent messages out to their fellow Pakistanis, and were congratulated on the occasion by their non-Pakistani friends.

"I wish my beloved Pakistan a happy Independence Day," UAE resident Rasheed Ahmad tweeted over the weekend. "My friends in Pakistan, please celebrate and enjoy."

Ahmad also tweeted an image of soldiers raising a Pakistani flag, with the words "freedom in the mind, faith in the words, pride in our hearts and memories in our souls. Let's salute".

"How beautiful and talented we Pakistanis are," wrote Sardar Jahangir. "We should feel proud of being Pakistani."

Dozens of people reacted with happiness to news and video footage that Pakistani and Indian nationals were celebrating independence days of both countries together.

"Happy independence day to my love, Pakistan, and also to my Indian friends," local resident Hashmi Siddique wrote on Facebook. "Long live Pakistan."

Another Pakistani, Taj Afridi, wrote that "both India and Pakistan are from one route and one motherland, and lived together for 1,000 years in peace and dignity."

An Indian national, Varsha Singh, wrote that he is "wishing our friends on the other side of the border a very happy Independence Day."

Another local expat, going only by the name of Muhammad, tweeted several pictures of Pakistan's Sikh community gearing up to mark the occasion.

"Sikhs in Pakistan ready to celebrate Pak Independence Day," he wrote. "#SikhaLovePakistan".

Several people posted an image on Twitter that included some of Pakistan's most notable achievements over the last 70 years, such as the construction of the highest paved international road, largest deep sea port in the world, and the Punjab's Changa Mora, one of the largest manmade forests in the world.

"That is Pakistan for you," wrote one local woman.

Others used the opportunity presented by Pakistan's Independence Day celebrations to broadcast messages of unity for their fellow countrymen.

"For the love of God and Pakistan, show unity, faith and discipline to the whole world. We are the best nation," Dubai resident Shakeel Arshad tweeted. "14th August must be celebrated irrespective of our political affiliation."

"Long live Pakistan," he added.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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