National Holidays in Pakistan

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Pakistan holidays are celebrated according to the Islamic or Gregorian calendars for religious and civil purposes, respectively. Religious festivals like Eid are celebrated according to the Islamic Calander whereas other national holidays like international labor day, Pakistan day, and Quaid-e-Azam Day are celebrated according to the gregorian Calender.

Holidays in Pakistan

DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks
5 Februaryیوم یکجحتی کشمیرYoum-e-Yekjehty-e-KashmirProtest against Indian administration inJammu and Kashmir.
23 MarchPakistan dayیوم پاکستانYoum-e-PakistanCommemorates the Lahore Resoulation, which formally demanded an independent Muslim-majority state to be created out of the British Indian Empire; the republic was also declared on this day in 1956.A parade is also held on this day to display weapons.
1 MayLabour Dayیوم مزدورYoum-e-MazdoorCelebrates the achievements of workers
14 AugustIndependant Dayیوم آزادیYoum-e-AzadiMarking Pakistani independence from the United Kindom ,formation of Pakistan by partition of India in 1947
9 NovemberIqbal Dayیوم اقبالYoum-e-IqbalBirthday of national poet Muhammad Iqbal
25 DecemberBirthday of Quaid- azamیوم ولادت قائداعظمYoum-e-Viladat-e-Quaid-e-AzamBirthday of  Muhammad Ali Jinnah founder of Pakistan
Holidays of the (Luner Islamic Calender)
Duhal Hajj10th-12thEidulAdhaعید الاضحٰیMarks the end of the Hajj  pilgrimage; sacrifices offered on this day commemorate Abrihim Willingness to sacrifice his son
Shawwal1st-3rdEidulfitarعيد الفطرMarks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan
Rabiuawal 12Birth and Death of Holly Prophetعيد ميلاد النبیBirthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
Muharram9th & 10thAshuraعاشوراء/یوم کربلاMarks the day Prophet Musa crossed the Red Sea with the Bani Isra’eel; Karbala Day for Shias to the mourn for the martyred Imam Hussan ibna Ali
1MuharramNew Islamic YearFirst day of the Islamic Clander.
12RabiulawalEid-e-Milād-un-NabīBirthday of the Prophet Muhammad
27RajabMiraj-un-NabiMuhammad’s night journey
27RamadanLaylat al-QadrThe night when the first verses of the Quran were received by Muhammad
30/31RamadanChaand RaatThe last night of Ramadan celebrated on 29th or 30th depending on when the new moon is sighted
1ShawalEid ul FitrThe celebration at the end of the fasting month (Ramadan)
10Dhu al-HijjahEid al-AdhaThe celebration of Abraham’s sacrifice

DayMonthFestival
23-26FebruaryPakistan Flower ShowFlower Show at Karachi
February–MarchJashn-e-BaharaanThe celebrations with the start of the Spring season
23MarchPakistan DayRepublic Day and to commemorate the Lahore Resolution
28MayYoum-e-TakbirCelebrated in commemoration of the first Nuclear test
14AugustIndependence DayCelebrated to commemorate the day when Pakistan gained Independence in 1947
6SeptemberDefence DayCelebrated in memory of those who were killed in the Indo-Pak war of 1965
7SeptemberAir Force DayCelebrated to commend the role of Pakistan Air Force in the 1965 war with India
8SeptemberNavy DayCelebrated to commend the role of Pakistan Navy in the 1965 war with India
9NovemberIqbal DayBirthday of Muhammad Iqbal
25DecemberQuaid-e-Azam DayBirthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

History of Lahore

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Talking about the origin and history of Lahore

Lahore has its antiquity. In the history of Lahore, it has been controlled by numerous empires throughout the course, including the Hindu Shahis, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, and Delhi Sultanate by the medieval era. Lahore reached its high splendor under the Mughals empire between the late 16th and early 18th century and served as the capital of this empire for years

Lahore becoming the capital of Sikh Empire

Lahore was captured by the forces of the Afsharid ruler Nader Shah in 1739 and fell into a period of decay while being contested between the Afghans and the Sikhs. In the early 19th Century, Lahore finally became the capital of the Sikh Empire, and eventually, it gained its lost grandeur

 

Later on, Lahore was snatched by the British Empire and it became the capital of British Punjab. Lahore was central to the independence movements of both India and Pakistan, with the city being the site of both the declaration of Indian Independence and the resolution calling for the establishment of Pakistan. Following the success of the Pakistan Movement and subsequent independence in 1947, Lahore was declared the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Importance of Lahore besides from History of Lahore

  • Lahore is the world’s 2nd largest city after Karachi and its capital of Pakistan’s largest province in terms of Population (Punjab).
  • It exerts a strong cultural influence all over Pakistan and it’s the major center of Pakistan’s publishing industry,it remains the foremost center of Pakistan’s literature.
  • Lahore is the major center of Education in Pakistan because it consists of some of Pakistan’s leading universities
  • Its a core to Qawalli music, and is home to Pakistans film industry Lollywood
  • It has hosts most of Pakistans tourists industries because it consists of many pieces of attraction including the walled city, Sikhs shrines, Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques
  • Lahore is home to many monuments like Lahore Fort, Shalimar Garden, and did you knew both of these are UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Now let me summarize all of the information given above view the chart below(History of Lahore)

Empire Century Name or rank of the city    
Mughals empire Late 16th and early 18th century Capital    
Sikh Empire Early 19th Century Capital    
British Empire Late 19th Century Capital of British Punjab    
Pakistan In 1947 Capital of Pakistan    

History of Faisal mosque in Islamabad

History of Faisal mosque.

I have decided to share some important points about the construction of the Shah Faisal Mosque. Lets dive into some Description of the construction, architecture, and design of the great Faisal mosque

The master plan of Islamabad was excited from Greek architecture while keeping its apex towards the Margalla hills, its triangular plan was developed on grids.

Faisal Mosques is divided into eight functional sectors while covering the region of 351 square miles and these are the

  1. Administrative sector.
  2. Diplomatic enclave.
  3. Commercial space.
  4. Green belt.
  5. National park area.
  6. The residential sector.
  7. Special institutions.
  8. Industrial zone.

 

King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz

Faisal mosque was named after the assassination of Saudi King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz in 1975, during his official visit to Pakistan in 1966 he supported the initiative of the Pakistani government to build a national mosque in Islamabad and ended up investing on the mosque as a gift to the Pakistani People. The investment was 130 million Saudi riyals (approximately 120 million USD today).

 

When did the Construction of Shah Faisal mosque Begin?

The construction of the Mosque begin in 1976 and the design was carefully selected from an unconventional design by Turkish Architect Vedat Dalokay after an International level Competition. The year it was completed in is 1986

Following are some features of Faisal mosque

  • Without a typical dome, the mosque is shaped like a Bedouin tent, surrounded by four 260 feet (79 m) tall minarets.
  • The design features eight-sided shell shaped sloping roofs forming a triangular worship hall which can hold 10,000 worshippers.
  • Combined, the structure covers an area of 54,000 square feet and dominates the landscape of Islamabad. It is situated at the north end of Faisal Avenue, putting it at the northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas.
  • It is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the national park. The largest mosque in Pakistan, the Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken by mosques in the MENA region.
  • Faisal Mosque is now the fourth-largest mosque in terms of capacity. It is a major tourist attraction and is considered a contemporary and influential feature of Islamic architecture.

What to do in Lahore

What are some Famous and Popular activities to

Now The Top Things To See And Do In Lahore.

  1. Food Street and M.M Alam Road. The M.M Alam Road runs from the Main Market to Firdous Market. …
  2. Lahore Fort. The Lahore Fort, or the Shahi Qila, is a wonderful and one-of-a-kind Mughal architecture. …
  3. Badshahi Mosque. …
  4. Masjid Wazir Khan. …
  5. Shalamar Gardens. …
  6. The Minar e Pakistan. …
  7. Lahore Wagah Border.
  8. Mini Golf Club. …
    • Admire the Craftsmanship of Sheesh Mahal. …
    • Find Solitude at the Wazir Khan Mosque. …
    • Walk around the Market at Delhi Gate. …
    • Learn the History at the Lahore Museum. …
    • Witness the Border Ceremony at the Wahga Gate.

Lahore is also known as the Heart of Pakistan. It’s capital of Punjab province. It is the second-largest city in Pakistan. It is the most cultural, political, and educational city of Pakistan.

Lahore is also famous for its garden and parks and has the title of (City of Gardens).This city also has a rich culture and a lovely atmosphere.

Let me tell you about come popular parks and gardens that you should visit at all costs .

  1. Jilani Park.
  2. Shalimar Gardens.
  3. The Lahore Canal.
  4. Mochi Bagh.
  5. Nasir Bagh.
  6. National Bank Park.
  7. Nawaz Sharif Park.
  8. Oasis Golf and Aqua Resort
  9. Punjab society park.
  10. Riwaz Garden.

So lets talk about some popular Shopping malls of Lahore

  1. Emporium Mall.
  2. Fortress Stadium.
  3. Liberty Market.
  4. Anarkali Bazar.
  5. The Mall of Lahore.
  6. Packages Mall.
  7. Amanah mall.
  8. Avenue mall.
  9. Pace Shopping Mall.
  10. Jasmine Mall.
  11. Hyperstar.

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So You might get hungry from strolling all through these streets so lets talk about famous food points other than the places in the malls.It might give you a hand in filling your poor little empty stomach.

  1. Falooda from Baba Ji Kulfi Walay, Muslim Town.
  2.  Beef Khoya Tikka from Shafi Tikka Shop, Saddar Bazaar.
  3. Besan-Fried Rahu from Bashir Dar ul Mahi, Mozang.
  4. Nihari from Waris Nihari House, Anarkali.
  5. Mango Pista Badaam Ice Cream from Chaman, Beadon Road, Mall.
  6. Anda Shami from Rangeela Burger, Main Mall Road Near Naqi Market.
  7. Cone from Alamgir Waffle Cone, Main Market.
  8. Doodh Patti from Goonga Yaqoo Chai Wala, Temple Road, Mozang.
  9. Doodh Jalebi from Gawalmandi.
  10. Meethi Lassi from Jeda Lassi, Gumti Bazaar.
  11. Kunafa from Nisa Sultan, M.M Alam Road, Gulberg III.
  12. Halwa Puri from Taj Mahal, Taxali Gate.
  13. Biryani from Jaidi Biryani.
  14. Seekh Kebab from Saeen Kebab, Mochi Gate.
  15. Khatai by Khalifa Bakers, Mochi Gate.

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Educational standards should be upgraded.

The importance of Education in an ideological state is very necessary;

No one can progress without it towards the development of both in personal terms as well as a nation. Educational growth provides the base for both social and economic development. Low standards of the educational system may be one of the most important reasons for the downfall. In fact, Pakistan is losing its worth as an educated country.

“Education is the key to success”

Above is a statement that is always used for delivering a positive future of education for the students. We are living in a country where there is a heavy need for literate people.

female students with books

My View

When I talk to students from the local school’s schools today they say that they had to follow a certain curriculum that includes subjects from Urdu, English, science, and social studies. In past times(35 years ago) it was necessary. School children nowadays are still being taught the same topics and are being pilled up with more and more work. Now if I review there is no difference in syllabus or curriculum. In 35 five years nothing has been changed .we are still standing in the era of 72 years before in our curriculums standard.

Devotion to change Pakistan

In this advanced era of information and technology, as professionals, we need to be more practical to re-evaluate what our children need to study. And as an elder sister, I can certify that our children’s education should be personalized.

They need to be taught the basics but they should also be taught skills that will be useful for them in near future. School students are measured by standardized tests that have become obsolete. These entrance exams and monthly tests were actionable 40 to 50 years ago. Now they hardly matter because a student is able to grasp more information due to cell phones and internet.

Instead of ignoring the obvious why not utilized the obvious. Teachers and mentors need to establish a learning plan for each student. SWOT(strengthsweaknessesopportunities, and threats) analysis for kids. This will help parents learn what are the key components that affect a child’s focusing power.

Quaid's Quote

Future plans

As we progress to a technology dependant future this will enable us to individualized assessments. Intelligent innovation will enable teachers to use the test scores to reveal a child’s learning journey and where they need assistance. Based on the information generated it will enable teachers to develop personalized learning plans for each student.

little girl thinking to study

Thus lamenting on the idea that a  teacher can teach each and every student. This process will be continuous. Every interaction will further inform parents and students where they stand. With cloud computing parents, teachers, and even principals can monitor child progress in real-time. 

With these insights, teachers and parents will be able to enact more interventions for struggling students.

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Recommendations(Education).

  1. Technical education should be made a part of secondary education. …
  2. Providing economic incentives to the students may encourage the parents to send their children to school and may help in reducing the dropout ratio.
  3. The local government system should be helpful in promoting education and literacy in the country.

Down the road, we will have the instruments to design and appraise improvement. Sharing is caring!

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Peace and friendship with India-I&II.

Following are the quotes by Quaid-e-Azam He wanted to Unite entire Pakistan and if He would’ve been alive He would Make us unite in the same way our ancestors did but now we need to do it ownself so lets make a change in our own places

Peace and friendship with India-I

I sincerely hope that they(relations between India and Pakistan) will be friendly and cordial.We have a great deal to do….. And think that we can be of use to each other (and to) the world.

Press conference, New Delhi, 14 July 1947

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India And Pakistan
Confrontation between India and Pakistan

Peace and friendship with India-II

First and foremost both dominions must make all-out efforts to restore peace and maintain law and order in their respective States_ that is fundamental. I have repeatedly said that; now that the division of India has been brought about by solemn agreement between the true Dominions. We should bury the past and resolve that, despite all that has happened, we shall remain friends. There are many things which we need from each other in diverse ways, morally, materially and political and thereby race. The prestige and status of both Dominions but before we can make any progress: it is absolutely essential that peace must be restored and law and order maintenance in both the dominions.

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Message to Pakistanis

Pakistan is not simply a piece of Land its supposed to be land of peace and harmony where people can live according to the teachings of Quran and Sunnah not the whispers of Jinnat.

This website is created to let everyone know what’s the real culture of Pakistan supposed to be and why should we love are country whole heartedly

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Pakistan is our land it was not simply bought many lives fought for it and that’s the reason why we are free to live as who we are know We sleep carelessly of

While addressing to people of Dhaka.

On 21st March 1948, Quaid-e-Azam addressed the people of Dhaka and he said:

“What we want is not to talk about Bengali,Punjabi,Sindhi,Balochi,Pathan and so on ……wWe are nothing but Pakistani now it is our duty to act like Pakistani.”

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad ali Jinnah

Besides it, he announced that;

Minorities would be given a complete sense of security and that they would even enjoy equal rights. This is the fundamental teachings of Islam.

If the Minorities would not have given the complete sense of security how will they celebrate 14 august with us like shown in image above….

State Bank of Pakistan.

On 1st July 1948 Quaid-e-Azam inaugurated the State Bank of Pakistan on this occasion he said:

The economic system of the West has created almost insoluble problems for humanity. It has failed to do justice between man and man. We must present to the world the economic system based on the true Islamic Concept of equality and Manhood and Social Justice“.

State Bank Library
While addressing to people
opening ceremony held by Quaid

Background of Pakistan resolution

The Muslims wanted to secure themselves against the domination of Hindus. The Hindu parties were making demand for Ram Raj. Hinduism was constantly trying to merge Islam into it like other issues. If the United subcontinent had got freedom, it would have been a permanent form of Hindu authorities because modern democratic system believes in majority government 😡. It was must to get rid of the dominance of the Hindus and it was possible only if the subcontinent was divided.

Inspite of presence of the British rule, the blood of Muslims was shed mercilessly in sectarian riots

The Muslims were given less status in society. They could not lead a dignified and graceful life in Hindu society that believes in caste system, color and creed and the Hindus could never agree to give the Muslims equal social status.

In the second half of 19th century and during the beginning of 20th century, the Hindus continued their attempts to wipe out the language, culture, and civilization of the Muslims, it seemed clear that if India got freedom as a single country, the culture, Civilization and the language of the Muslims would always be in danger.

The Muslims wanted to establish a state in the name of Islam, where they could lead their individual as well as collective lives freely in accordance with the principles laid by Islam.

In different periods, different visionaries gave the sign about the partition of the sub-continent, but Allama Muhammad Iqbal, while presiding over the Annual Session of all India Muslim League at Allahabad in 1930 presented declared plan in a forceful and argumentative manner. Chaudhry Rehmat Ali prepared a pamphlet “now and never” and distributed among the participants of the third Round Table Conference being held in London.

Sindh Muslim League passed a resolution in favor of partition.

In 1940 Quaid-e-Azam got the resolution of Pakistan passed and formed it as the demand of Millat.