Join Young Pakistan’s Flag MovementMay 18, 2009
Our Flag: A symbol of unity
The national flag of Pakistan is a symbol of unity and sovereignty of our great nation.
We, the people of Pakistan, with diverse ethnicities and backgrounds become one under this flag. This green and white flag or Parcham-e-Sitara-o-Hilal, has always given us strength, unity and determination in times of national crises; The 1965 war, the 2005 earthquake and the current extremist Taliban threat.
“Iss parcham ke saye talay hum aik hai’n, hum aik hai’n”
The green colour in the flag represents prosperity; white symbolizes peace; the white crescent represents progress; and the white star represents light and knowledge.
Our great flag shows us the way: to be peaceful, to progress and to spread light and knowledge. This is precisely what visionaries like Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, Chaudhry Rehmat Ali and Liaquat Ali Khan had envisaged for their Pakistan.
Jinnah, in his address to the Assembly on 11 August 1947 said:
“I can look forward to Pakistan becoming one of the greatest nations of the world.”
We, the ‘Young Pakistan’ group want to see this vision of Jinnah not as a dream but as a prophecy. Inshallah, with the support and dedication of patriotic Pakistani citizens, our beloved nation, Pakistan will one day become one of the greatest nations of this world!
This beautiful song titled “Quaid ka Piyam”, sung by Mehdi Hassan, aptly illustrates what Jinnah would have said to us if he were amongst us today:
Meer e Kaarvan hum thay
Rooh e Kaarvan tum ho
Hum to sirf unwan thay
Asl daastan tum ho
Nafraton kay darwazay
Iss pay bund hi raKhna
Iss watan kay parcham Ko
Sar buland hi raKhna!
Yeh vatan tumhara hay
Tum ho Pasban iss kay
Hum hai’n paasban iss kay! Yes we are the custodians; we are the children of Pakistan. This is our Pakistan. Let’s keep our flag high. Let’s own Pakistan!
Young Pakistan’ is a group of professionals and educated people – doctors, architects, poets, lawyers, journalists, IT specialists, economists, engineers etc – who have come together to unite Pakistanis. These professionals have one thing in common: They love their homeland and want to own it.
Young Pakistan is a forum for all Pakistanis who feel for their country. This group is above personal likes, dislikes, beliefs and prejudices. It is above political, ethnic and religious affiliations. It is above individuals and personalities. It is for Pakistan!
It is about how we can make our country a better place to live in and how we can rekindle a feeling of patriotism and nationalism in the citizens of Pakistan.
Yeh Vatan Humara Hai, Hum hai’n paasban iss kay! Yes we are the custodians, we are the children of Pakistan. This is our Pakistan. Let’s keep our flag high.
Let’s own Pakistan!
Come join us for our beloved country, Pakistan!
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