The fourteenth of August is the Pakistan Day which we celebrate every year with great pomp and show. It was on this very day in 1947 that Pakistan was placed on the map of the world. This event has no parallel in the history of the world. Muslims rejoiced and the world wondered.
It was really a pleasure to see the celebrations of the First Pakistan Day at Karachi on the 14th of August 1947. The precession was to pass at 12 noon through bunder road on its way to the assembly hall. The shops and streets were decorated. Huge arches were set up. Man stood waiting on both sides of the road. Women and children waited on the balconies of the lofty buildings. House tops were filled with spectators. There was a flood of human souls everywhere.
At 12 a few military and police officers passed on motor cycles. Then followed the military band. It played the national song after so many years of bondage. Then followed the carriage driven by the horses with lord Mountbatten seated on the right and Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the left. The last governor general of India had come to hand over the charge of Pakistan to its first Governor General the Quaid e Azam.
As soon as the people sighted their beloved leader they cheered clapped and shouted Allah o Akbar Quaid e Azam Zindabad Pakistan Paindabad. In the next carriage came Lady Mountbatten and Miss Fatima Jinnah. All applauded them.
Then ministers followed in their cars. Soldiers followed next. Some marched with measured steps. Others came in military trucks. The navy in its uniform followed in trucks. They were all shouting Quaid e Azam Zindabad Pakistan Zindabad. Perhaps for the first time in their lives. They were able to express publicly what they so much longed for. This made people realize what change had been brought about.
The procession marched to the assembly hall. The Quaid e Azam was sworn in as the first Governor General of Pakistan We celebrate this day every year. Pakistan day begins with prayers. Then guns are fired. Shops are decorated with Pakistan flags. Military paraded are held in important towns. Processions are taken out. Alms are distributed. At night the house tops are lit up with thousands of lamps. Illimination and fireworks shown how happy the Pakistanis feel. It is a day of thanks giving and great rejoicing. All make up their minds to see Pakistan free and prosperous for all times to come Pakistan Zindabad.