Writing about Pakistan is always emotional, you know you can write a lot, the good and the bad things. You know you have a lot to let out, share your thoughts. In my opinion, this has become a fashion now, sharing our thoughts.
Things have changed now, what we need is to tell the world that we are not what everyone thinks we are, that we are much more than just a terrorist or a failed state.
What we need is to actually show the world our good side. Pakistan means the 'land of pure' and to be very honest it still has all the potential to be one.
What the world see is that Pakistan produces terrorist. But they should know that Pakistanis are the most talented people, who easily have the most potential in any field. They just don't have enough opportunities but when they find any, they prove their worth. We are the 7th largest pool of Engineers, doctors and scientists in the world.
Pakistan is easily the only one country in this world where people come upto the definition of being 'patriotic', they love their country and they prove it. They celebrate the independence day like no one else does, flags all over our houses, cars and bikes ... Lighting up the buildings and streets, colorful batches and stickers. Music solely dedicated to Pakistan, all the patriotic songs, this only happens in Pakistan.
We are the bravest people in the world. Living our lives in the midst of terrorist attacks, bomb blasts, target killings is not easy, things are easier said than done but we Pakistani prove it.
A place where people stand united in the toughest of times and the happiest of times. Be it a natural disaster be it a cricket match victory Pakistanis will stand by each other. They will forget what cast they are, what religion they belong to, what province they are.. they'll just help in the toughest of times and enjoy in the happiest of times, together!
We are just 66 years old and we are the 2nd Largest Muslim Nation, sixth largest population and sixth largest military force in the World. 7th Nuclear Power, 9th Largest English Speaking Country and Asia's second-largest Air force. 7th largest Standing Arm Force in the World.
Trust me that is no joke.
If that is not enough ..
K2 the 2nd highest mountain peak in the World. Nanga Parbat 9th Highest Peak in the World. Haleji Lake is Asia’s largest Bird Sanctuary. Aansu late is the highest lake of the world. Thar Desert is amongst the largest deserts in the World. World’s highest Polo ground at Shandur, World’s Largest Deep Sea Port in Gwader. Second Largest Salt Mine in the World in Khewra Mines.Tarbela Dam is the World’s largest earth filled dam and 2nd largest dam overall.
The only country that was World Champion In cricket, Olympic and word champion in hockey, Snooker and Squash world champion all at the same time! That without any facilities and infrastructure has produced World greats in sports.
Air Commodore MM Alam has a world record of shooting down 5 Indian planes in less than a Minute.World’s youngest certified Microsoft Experts Arfa Kareem and Babar Iqbal are from Pakistan.
More than 60 languages are spoken in Pakistan. People from all types of religions and areas live in this country, The land of oldest Civilization : Indus Valley and Mohen-jo-Daro. it easily has the world's most diverse culture.
You can go on and on about Pakistan..
Just like anyone else we are peace loving people, and we sacrifice the most to bring peace in this world. Losing more than 50000 innocent lives because of war against terrorism, losing more than 8000 army men in this war, we have given a lot.
It is time that the world recognize our efforts, what we have done and are doing, to appreciate our sincere efforts and instead of blaming us, help us. But most importantly respect Pakistanis they way we deserve.
It is also time for us to stand up for our country, instead of criticizing the things going on, change them. Instead of blaming others, sort out our own problems, instead of just sitting and ignoring, do something!
Happy Independence day to the best ever country with the best ever people in this World!