The Day Pakistan Stood Still
Sep08

The Day Pakistan Stood Still

There come many days in the calendar around the year we hail as holidays, one of them being the Defense day on 6th of September. The common trend celebrating the defense day nowadays include changing your Facebook profile picture ,tweeting up a defense day tweet and spending the whole day at home doing nothing productive. Only a few dig around and really read about one of the most important days in our history or make enough effort to ask their parents, their grandparents about the day, the events, the people we own our lives to. Let us have a glimpse of the day Pakistan stood still as told by our elders and history. It was a calm and quiet morning, the people slumbered in their beds had not a slightest clue of what awaited them. The “Zinda dilan e Lahore” were busy making their traditional breakfasts when suddenly a familiar voice was heard over the wire. “Mere Aziz Hamawano”, it was the president, “We are under attack”, the people silenced  he continued, “The enemy has attacked the frontier border of Lahore”. The sun of 6th September shone with a dreadful news of a vicious war awaited to test the spirits of a nation. But this news did not cause any panic or mayhem rather instilled a sense of responsibility in the hearts of the people to protect the motherland from the ungodly plans of the nemesis. The role that Pakistani defense forces played that day is quiet well known to all of us but something rather amazing happened on 6th September, It was not only the military that is to be accredited alone for the victory that day but the unsung civil warriors, the teenage girls, the enthusiastic boys, the men, the women every individual gave his best that day. Everyone just wanted to contribute to the struggle somehow. My Nana Abu used to tell  that there were air crafts flying all over the sky, they were in  a battle with the enemy crafts and people stood on their rooftops, in the streets chanting slogans in the support of their Air force, People calling out “ O pichion Marr,Side te side te marr” not a wise thing,  one might say to do in the times of war but people were so emotional at the time that rather a common feel prevailed in the streets that not the country but our very home is under attack and our brothers from the Army,the Navy,the Air force are trying to push back the adversaries.People volunteered to gather funds, donated money, blood, food, medicines and sent letters of support to their “Fauji bhai”...

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7th September, Air Force Day Pakistan
Sep07

7th September, Air Force Day Pakistan

‘Upon equal ground; that we were brothers all In honor, as in one community, Scholars and gentlemen.’ William Wordsworth Whilst the astoundment of the world, and to the shock of many: a nascent state took its destined geographical form on 14th August 1947.Marking the emergence of an ideology, victory of a vision and triumph of an aspiring Muslim creed. The staunch faith in the two nation theory, relentless motivation of the masses and tactical genius of the leadership brought forth this holy “Land of the Pure”-Pakistan. However, the challenges faced by this newly established state began to surface soon after its creation. The presence of an inherited dysfunctional system: thwarted all nationalistic policies right at the outset. The administrative incapability and economic insufficiency created a governing turmoil which when coupled with an impending Indian war threat; became a recipe for a possible disaster. As the new state was just shedding the shackles of its co-existence, an actualization of the anticipated Indian outrage became real. By the connivance of the anti-Pakistan forces in 1948 a war was waged over the disputed territory of Kashmir. The Indian military hierarchy plotted to sabotage our frail country. Even under these difficult circumstances this great nation invested with diversity of colors stood united, differentiated in sects posed unanimous, tensed to core remained hopeful to oust all odds and defend its freedom to its last breath. The determination and commitment of Pakistani nation and its unflinching will to sustain, persist and maintain its newly gained existence, surpassed all emotions and proved triumphant. The first battle in its full swing took the lives of many gallant soldiers and civilians alike, who sworn by their unordain sense of patriotism: put there lives at stake to procure for their nation. Although the battle was won but the threat of a new confrontation persisted .As the lapels of time unfolded, the resilient nation continued to toil, to survive and attained a steady national coherence, economic stability and political pertinence. A growing Pakistani influence in the region and alliance with USA via CEATO, SENTO and FTAs with China in the 1950s and 1960s inaugurated an era of strategic consolidation on the world stage. However, this window of progress was not welcome to all including the enemy state India. The growing Kashmiri resentment against the Indian government became a concern for Pakistanis in the early 1960s.Who bonded by the oath of Muslim brotherhood decided to be the voice of the oppressed and defense of the downtrodden. In 1965, Pakistan started an infiltration into the disputed territory of Kashmir and successfully captured many high key areas, while Indian army caught aloof planned...

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