Like every year this time round as well google was not late in releasing its doodle for Pakistan Independence Day. By now everyone knows that Google adopts its logo in the theme of different events, historical happenings or people to celebrate the event with people of that part of world or to remember certain people who contributed to society some way or historical happenings. These adopted logos are called google doodles.
Following Doodle image was released by Google in 2020 which is showing on the Google’s Home Page for Pakistan.
The Pakistan Independence Day 2020 Google Doodle features the eastern entrance of Pakistan’s Khojak Tunnel and here is what Google Inc have to say about their Pakistan Independence day 2020 Google Doodle and I quote
“Illustrated in the Doodle artwork is the fortified eastern entrance of Pakistan’s historic Khojak Tunnel, one of the nation’s oldest and longest underpasses. Construction on this iconic landmark began in 1888 to extend the area’s railway through the Khojak pass of the Toba Kakar mountain range, which was at the time impossible to cross by train.“
As I have already mentioned that among others Google releases Pakistan Independence Day Doodles every year, so following are few examples of Google Doodles Released on Pakistan Independence Days over the years in the recent history.
By the way I loved the Google’s Pakistan Independence Day Doodle for 2020. As being Pakistani I myself did not knew about this featured Khojak tunnel, I would now love to explore and learn more about it, including where exactly it is situated.
As, always what Google does is, it cares for its audience from different countries and localities. So Google changes its logo in accordance with special occasions of certain locality. So they always call those modified logos depicting those special occasions ‘Doodle’.
Enough of the background on Google doodles, Google have recently launched one such doodle to be part of Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations in 2018. They did this many times on our Independence days, other occasions and their logo changed many times to remember people who had contributed to Pakistani society or the ones who have had a great following in Pakistanis, for whatever but good reason.
2018’s Pakistan Independence Day Google Doodle shows a Pakistani flag flying high under blue sky, on top of the word Google, as shown below.
I like the way Google shows interest in the occasions which are important to its audience from different parts of the world and wins hearts that way. I feel proud after seeing a waving Pakistani flag and somehow above doodle image have same affect. And it is great that google cared and tried to be part of Pakistanis’ Independence Day Celebrations.
Plus it is not the first time that google made a Doodle for Pakistan’s Independence Day, they did it for several years and some of these historic Pakistan Independence Day Google Doodles are depicted in following image.
Google Independence Day Doodle for 2017 was just an animated Waving Pakistani Flag replacing an ‘O’ in Google’s logo and the whole logo was turned into the shades or Green and of course white in Pakistani Flag.
In 2016 Doodle for Pakistan Independence Day, Google showed the historic archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro, which is situated in Sindh Province of Pakistan. This site belongs to an era estimated to be belonging to 2500 BCE and is comprised of, one of the world’s earliest major cities.
The doodle of Independence Day Pakistan from the 2015 shows the Pakistani Flag mounted on top of main entrance gate of Lahore Fort. This fort is situated in Northern city of Lahore, and belonged to the famous Muslim Mughal Emperors, who ruled in the territory for hundreds of years.
In 2014 Google opted for placing the Pakistan Monument inside its doodle for Pakistan Independence day. Construction of this monument was an initiative of Retired General Pervez Musharraf, while he was President of Pakistan. This Monument is situated in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad and was constructed in years 2004 to 2006. It was inaugurated in 2007 by President of time Retired General Pervez Musharraf himself. Monument is accompanied by a museum depicting the history and events of Pakistan through wax models as well as it have lots of audio and video archives etc and much more.
2013 Doodle by Google for Pakistan Independence Day featured the national animal of Pakistan called Markhor in local language and is also called ‘screw horn goat’. It is found in central Pakistan among other countries and areas. They are now very less in numbers and are classified as endangered species. Though in last decade they have managed to increased their species by 20 percent.
Pakistan independence Day Doodle of 2012 features the world famous truck art of Pakistan with colors of Pakistani flag, green and white, on center of the graphic in shape of white crescent and star, from Pakistani flag, on green background.
Google’s Pakistan Independence Day doodle of 2011 features the most important monument of Pakistan called Minar-e-Pakistan. Minar-e-Pakistan or Pakistan Tower was built to remember the 23rd March 1940’s resolution, which decided that now it is now critical for Muslims to build a separate state in subcontinent, where they can live freely and practice the teachings of their religion. Plus specially the country will not only be for Muslims but also for the minorities, who will have equal right to live in country and enjoy the freedom of practicing their own religion.
All the graphics shown above are Google’s own property and shared above to tell you a story about the several Google doodles released by Google on many Pakistan Independence Day occasions over the course of many years.
Every year on 14th of August proud Pakistani Nation celebrates its independence day in memory of a day passed 66 years ago when we got Independence from British, who were occupying Indian subcontinent and more importantly an Independent separate state for Muslims of Indian subcontinent called Pakistan.
This year, like past couple of years, the would search giant Google have showed their care towards People of Pakistan through their brand new Pakistan Independence Day Doodle (A customized logo with certain theme) featuring Pakistan Monument. Pakistan monument was built by former president of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf.
The Monument structure shown in doodle above is situated in Capital city of Pakistan called Islamabad. Monument through its unique structure shows all four provinces and additional three territories of Pakistan. A renowned architect Arif Masood’s plan was implemented for monument after a competition among top architects of country.
I loved the fact that Google showed their care towards Pakistani people despite Pakistani government’s ban on one of its video sharing website called Youtube. Last Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led political government had imposed this ban and now current Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) led government is continuing it, however majority of people does not support this ban and take it as unfair internet censorship.
Google n0t only showed the doodle at its Pakistani Pakistan’s regional web domain and site Google.com.pk, it also is featured on its international website with domain Google.com
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According to the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee headed by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman the moon was not sighted across the country and first Ramadan will be on Thursday. Even Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) will also observe Ramadan with rest of country. KPK normally do start fasting with Saudi-arabia one day before the rest of country. But this time Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party in KPK have made special effort to convince the religious leaders of KPK to observe the Ramadan along with rest of country. He also had contacted the Khateeb (leader) of Mosque Qasim which used to announced the moon sighting on unconfirmed reports. This time things went other way for good and whole country will Observe 1st Ramadan together.
So making the long story short Thursday 11th of July, 2013, would be 1st Ramadan in Pakistan and Muslims will start fasting on that date till the end of that Islamic month. Islamic month is comprised of 29 to 30 days based on next moon sighting for next month and Ramadan is followed by Eid al-Fitr.
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On 23 March, 1940 the Muslim minority of Indo-Pak passed a resolution. The Muslims of subcontinent were having the hard time in getting the respect and rights they deserved from the ruling British and the Hindus of subcontinent who were in majority. Hindus and Muslims had so much social,cultural and religious differences, plus based on previous experiences, the Muslims of subcontinent region thought that after India will be free from the British rule, Muslim minority will be deprived from their rights and freedom, so they need to have a separate country in the areas where Muslims are in total majority. After all how could Muslims who eat the Cow’s flesh and Hindus who worship the Cow could have co-existed.
The Lahore Resolution, later called Pakistan resolution stated that Muslim minority of Indo-Pak can no more co-exist with Hindu majority of the region, so they need their own country in areas of Muslim majority where they could live freely and practice their religious beliefs freely. Even Hindus and other minorities will be allowed to stay and practice their own religious beliefs on condition that they don’t interfere with Muslims business and follow the rules.
Fast forwarding to 14 August 1947 after struggle of Muslims in true and great leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah the Muslims of subcontinent got what they always wanted and deserved. A separate free country which was called Pakistan.
Now after exact 72 years of passing the Pakistan resolution – as they are celebrating the 72nd birth day of epic Pakistan resolutions – they also are having some hard time and difficulties.
We Pakistanis are facing problems like bad law and order situation in some parts of country, load shedding, Natural Gas Shortages, Down turn of economy, lack of health and education facilities in remote areas or even some developed cities. Biggest problem is corruption from top to the bottom.
I am reminding these because the cause of all this insanity/irony we are facing are the few people who are ruling us today. People who are corrupt, sitting in assemblies and important seats. Normal public/people of Pakistan are hardworking and talented but due to these few ruling politicians who are filling their bank accounts with our tax money we are in trouble.
But this is trouble we have bring upon ourselves by either voting the wrong people in or not voting at all in last elections. So for change lets think in detail who did what for country and vote for people who deserve our vote in next elections. And while thinking if you don’t see anyone worth of your vote, just vote some new faces in, that way you will not have to lose anything if it doesn’t work but if it worked out well, you will have things going in right direction for you and your country. Plus please get out of the politics of family or party, don’t vote XYZ because your brother voted him. Think in detail who will be better for your country, you and your children while voting.
We all need to think and do things positively, first by self assessment and correcting your own self and then point everything out which is bad deed and going on in your area or a place of your access. On 23 March 2012 the Pakistan Day lets promise ourselves that everything we will do from now on will be in interest of our beloved Pakistan and in turn will be interest of us.
The question I will ask myself on this Pakistan day, Why these few hundred politicians are able snatch all of our money and facilities we deserve, away from us, the 180 million population of Pakistan. These 180 million people have to put the country back to the track of progress, not those few corrupt blood sucking politicians.
Give your country and your people what they deserve, because this country have given you more than you deserve. Time to demand and grab the more deserve. Long Live Pakistan.
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