Pakistan is one country with a rich historical background. Different rulers, different dynasties and emperors along with their different school of thought and faith have introduced a multitude of religious , cultural and lingual attributes.
For years the South East region of Asia extended from the borders of Afghanistan to the islands of Indonesia in all its glory and was known as the ‘Golden Bird’ among foreign traders. But with time and fall of the last emperor, the subcontinent lost its grandeur and started to break into pieces.
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Outrages and revolts struck the whole nation . One after another a series of historically trivial events occurred and on 14 August 1947 our proud nation made its mark on the map of this world.
Yet again today 69 years later there are a few significant regional places in Pakistan that you should definitely visit this Independence Day. Also you ought to know how it holds immense importance in shaping the revolution towards Pakistan Movement and who we identify ourselves as today.
1. Wagah border (Pak-India Border)
This is the one place that tops the list of all the places you ought to be on 14 August . This border divides the Grand Trunk road with the main route through which refugees from Lahore and Amritsar migrated to either side.
The main reason you should visit this place is to witness the Beating Retreat or the more commonly known ‘Flag Lowering Ceremony’ which was first initiated on 1959 and continues to do so even today.
2. Minar e Pakistan, Lahore
This building located in Iqbal Garden marks the symbol of struggle for the people of the country. 23 March 1940 was the day when the Muslim League unanimously asked for the need of this nation.
3. National Museum, Karachi
Established in 1950 , this museum holds immense value because it contains some of the greatest sovereigns. The architecture also caught our attention.
4. Mausoleum of Qauid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Karachi
The founder of the nation holds his place in the heart of Karachi and encounters millions of visitors every day. The magnificent architecture is breath taking and the beautiful landscape is definitely worth an evening picnic with the family.
5. Citizens Archive of Pakistan, Karachi These non profit organizations are committed to its motto of educating the young of today by sharing interactive videos , stories etc . Also it takes part in preserving the history and heritage of our blessed nation by regularly holding events at various locations including National Academy of Performing Arts..
6. Liaquat Ali Khan Memorial Hall and Museum
The L.A.K Memorial Hall and Museum was implicitly built in the memory of Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. It has an extensive assembly room and library. Craftsmanship presentations, social appears and stage plays are performed here as often as possible. A well-laid patio nursery with games offices and kids’ park has been created close to the lobby.
7. Allama Iqbal Tomb
The architecture reflects a combination of Afghan and Moorish styles and is entirely constructed of red sandstone.Hundreds of visitors come to the mausoleum every day to pay their respects to the poet-philosopher.
Allama Iqbal was one of the major inspirations behind the Pakistan Movement, and is revered in Pakistan as Muffakir-e-Pakistan (The Thinker of Pakistan) or Shair-e-Mashriq (The Poet of the East). Iqbal died on April 21, 1938 in Lahore at the age of 60.
8. Pakistan Monument, Islamabad
The monument is a heritage museum shaped as blooming flower with petal-shaped structure extending. The monument enters in to a marble terrace which gives us a birds eye view of Islamabad. The four main petals of the monument represent our four provinces Balochistan , Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa , Punjab , and Sindh , while the three small petals represent Gilgit-Baltistan , Azad Kashmir and Tribal Areas.
9. Ziarat Residency, Ziarat
The Ziarat Residency is the last living place of our founder and Quaid , Mohammad Ali Jinnah and is worth a visit.
10. PAF Museum, Karachi
This museum covers a great landscape. The PAF Museum is located on Main Shahra e Faisal and boasts a collection of a magnificent history of air force technology ,events and life style etc..
11. Maritime Museum , Karachi
Located at main Karsaz this museum just like PAF boasts an intact history of years of struggle of the navy.
12. Remnants of Indus Valley Civilization, Harappa and Moen Jo Daro
The Archaeological Museum at both Harapa and Moen jo Daro show splendid artifacts and sovereigns from the remnants of Gandhara and Indus Valley Civilization Respectively.
13. Pak-China Border
With China, the best neighbor of Pakistan, the Pak-China border is definitely worth a visit on the National Independence Day.
14. Mohatta Palace, Karachi
Home to the sister of our Quaid , Fatima Ali Jinnah. This Palace has been turned into an art gallery and museum and is an attraction to many due to its beautiful architecture.