Monday, March 23, 2015

A Monument To Pakistani Statehood

Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org
The Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.

By Arooj Khalid
Senior Reporter
LAHORE, Pakistan – Today the people of Pakistan celebrate Pakistan Day with celebrations across the nation.

It’s the 75th anniversary of a resolution that laid the foundation of struggle towards freedom and the formation of Pakistan.

On March 23, 1940, the All India Muslim League, the political party for Muslims in what was then India, passed a resolution to consolidate the Muslim majority areas of British India and form a separate independent state for Muslims.
Seven years later, Pakistan emerged as an independent state on the world map and built the Minar-e-Pakistan to commemorate the resolution in Iqbal Park where the annual session took place.
Despite the critical security situation of the country right now, the military forces successfully carried out the Pakistan Day parade, earning praise from many.

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