67 Reasons Why

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Why?

Right now if you look at what’s happening in Pakistan, all you will see is a land divided due to political associations,sectarian violence, prejudices and unfairness. We are not the Pakistan Quaid e Azam had intended or hoped, that much is clear. But we aren’t a lost cause either.So , for the 67th year of Independence for this great nation, a few of us have joined together to write down 67 reasons why we love Pakistan and why we wont abandon it:

1. Because Ive spent 20 years of my life on this land and It’s the only place I can call home.

2. Because where else will I get to find ‘Bhola Paan Shop’ and ‘Ahmad Bhale wala’ shops.

Because where else will I get to find ‘Bhola Paan Shop’ and ‘Ahmad Bhale wala’ shops.

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Via flickr.com

3. I love having a Green passport and would never give it up.

I love having a Green passport and would never give it up.

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Via tribune.com.pk

4. My grandparents migrated and suffered through the partition horrors to come here.

My grandparents migrated and suffered through the partition horrors to come here.

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Via martinfrost.ws

Two Muslim men (in a rural refugee train headed towards Pakistan) carrying an old woman in a makeshift doli or palanquin. 1947.

5. My identity begins with being a Pakistani.

My identity begins with being a Pakistani.

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Via stylespk.com

6. I love my flag and what it represents.

I love my flag and what it represents.

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Via tribune.com.pk

Chacha Pakistan with the flag.

7. We have so much to offer and so much to learn.

8. We have created and produced brilliant minds that are thriving everywhere.

9. Because we are a resilient nation.

10. Because I have been to beaches abroad but Karachi beach has its unique charm *(those forceful tides)

Because I have been to beaches abroad but Karachi beach has its unique charm *(those forceful tides)

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Via google.com.pk

Clifton Beach, Karachi

11. Because where ever in the world I go, I always crave my desi food.

Because where ever in the world I go, I always crave my desi food.

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Via google.com.pk

Bring on the Kebabs!

12. Because Pakistan has the most friendly and hospitable people in the world.

Because Pakistan has the most friendly and hospitable people in the world.

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13. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy got us an Oscar.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy got us an Oscar.

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Via epakistannews.com

14. Our mangoes are the best in the world.

Our mangoes are the best in the world.

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Via thenews.com.pk

‘Our mangoes brings all the buyers to the yard’

15. The north has breathtaking sites that give an illusion of heaven.

The north has breathtaking sites that give an illusion of heaven.

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Rizwan Ahmad’s Photography

16. Nusrat Fateh Ali had the ability to mesmerize people by his Qawalis who couldn’t even understand him

Nusrat Fateh Ali had the ability to mesmerize people by his Qawalis who couldn’t even understand him

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Bee – bee is a socially conscious, cause-based artwork initiative covering social issues in Pakistan. / Via Facebook: beeworksofficial

17. Mohsin Hamid’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” became an international best seller and is now a film.

Mohsin Hamid’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” became an international best seller and is now a film.

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Via google.com.pk

18. Because Jinnah left no stone unturned to make it a possibility.

Because Jinnah left no stone unturned to make it a possibility.

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Bee. Cause-based Artwork

yeh watan amaanat hay, aur tum amee’n logon!Painting: tbcBee. Cause-based Artwork~

19. Because my national anthem gives me goose bumps and the Pakistani national anthem tune ranks first amongst all others

http://www.thetoptens.com/countries-best-national-anthems/

20. Because Pakistan enjoys cultural diversity.

Because Pakistan enjoys cultural diversity.

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Via google.com.pk

21. Because Kashmir belongs to us.

Because Kashmir belongs to us.

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Via google.com.pk

22. Because Lahore Lahore hai

23. Because people here know what sacrifice is.

24. Because no matter how divided we get, cricket unites us.

Because no matter how divided we get, cricket unites us.

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Via pinterest.com

Pakistani Cricket fans watching the match on TV in Peshawar.

25. Because Adbul Sattar Edhi belongs to this land.

Because Adbul Sattar Edhi belongs to this land.

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Via google.com.pk

26. Abdus Salam was an amazing physicist who brought home a Nobel Prize.

Abdus Salam was an amazing physicist who brought home a Nobel Prize.

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Via google.com.pk

27. Because Abida Parveen has got her Sufi Swag.

Because Abida Parveen has got her Sufi Swag.

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Via google.com.pk

28. Because I am a Punjabi and I love Sindhi ajrak.

Because I am a Punjabi and I love Sindhi ajrak.

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Via google.com.pk

29. Because we have amazing legacies like Faizaan Peerzada, son of Rafi Peer.

Because we have amazing legacies like Faizaan Peerzada, son of Rafi Peer.

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The legacy remains.Faizaan Peerzada | 1958 – 2012 (21st December)Bee. Cause-based Artwork~

30. Because we have talented Pakistanis, like Mir Zafar Ali, who have gained recognition in Hollywood for their work.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/694984/karachi-to-hollywood-pakistani-visual-effects-artist-wins-third-oscar/

31. Because FIFA 2014 wouldn’t have been possible without our Footballs.

Because FIFA 2014 wouldn’t have been possible without our Footballs.

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Via google.com.pk

32. Because wherever I go I am suspected as a terrorist, but i will change the course of my future.

33. Because Pakistani isn’t equal to a terrorist.

34. There is no place else that has the best Nihari like Muhammadi Nihari.

There is no place else that has the best Nihari like Muhammadi Nihari.

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Via flickr.com

35. Artists like Ismail Gulgee and Sadequain got international acclaim for their work in Art.

Artists like Ismail Gulgee and Sadequain got international acclaim for their work in Art.

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Gulgee painting

36. Because no one can party like we do at weddings.

Because no one can party like we do at weddings.

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Zaid Ali / Via zaidalitv.com

37. Because of Zubaida Appa is the answer to all our cosmetic problems

Because of Zubaida Appa is the answer to all our cosmetic problems

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Via google.com

Ab gora ho hi jaye, Pakistan(Lets be fair, Pakistan)

38. We have one of the highest peaks in the world.

We have one of the highest peaks in the world.

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Via google.com.pk

K2 (28,250 ft; 8,611 m) and Nanga Parbat (26,660 ft; 8,126 m)

39. Because our land is studded by the beautiful Indus River and its 5 tributaries.

40. Because kheer, saiyvian, jalebi are the beginning of our mouthwatering desserts.

Because kheer, saiyvian, jalebi are the beginning of our mouthwatering desserts.

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Via google.com.pk

41. Our Ramadan brings forth pakoras and samosa craze.

42. Our Chaand Raats and Eid shopping are one of a kind!

Our Chaand Raats and Eid shopping are one of a kind!

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Via google.com.pk

43. Because of Murree’s chair lifts and cable cars.

Because of Murree’s chair lifts and cable cars.

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Via google.com.pk

This is on practically everyone’s to-do-list when they go to the Northern Areas.

44. Our architectural heritage is vast and beautiful.

Our architectural heritage is vast and beautiful.

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Taqi Akbar’s Photography

45. Because we have a profound Mughal history in every corner of our country.

Because we have a profound Mughal history in every corner of our country.

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46. Because there is always willingness to break stereotypes when it comes to foreign people and representing Pakistan.

47. Because the patriotism and love of our people for this nation will never extinguish.

Because the patriotism and love of our people for this nation will never extinguish.

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Minahil Aslam Photography

48. Because we have 100 year old schools that have produced literary geniuses.

Because we have 100 year old schools that have produced literary geniuses.

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Via google.com.pk

49. Because we have produced great movies like Waar and Khuda Ke Lie.

Because we have produced great movies like Waar and Khuda Ke Lie.

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Via google.com.pk

50. Where else would you find a vast array of fairness enhancing creams and products.

Where else would you find a vast array of fairness enhancing creams and products.

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Faiza Beauty Cream.

51. Because we always try to disprove the wrong assumptions of Pakistan.

52. Because Humsafar has been immortalized in the hearts of Pakistani women.

Because Humsafar has been immortalized in the hearts of Pakistani women.

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Via google.com.pk

Our Pakistani Dramas have started leaving long lasting effects.

53. Because our political dramas are never-ending.

54. Because we can see the lighter side of things and enjoy the news and the politics as entertainment sometimes.

Because we can see the lighter side of things and enjoy the news and the politics as entertainment sometimes.

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55. Because we manage to unearth such personalities like Tahir Shah and Amir Liaqat.

Because we manage to unearth such personalities like Tahir Shah and Amir Liaqat.

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Via google.com.pk

.. and when they get together for a show, its simply insanity.

56. Because Sultan Rahi’s Punjabi movies are hilarious and amazing.

Because Sultan Rahi’s Punjabi movies are hilarious and amazing.

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57. We have all four seasons of the climate and its simply brilliant.

We have all four seasons of the climate and its simply brilliant.

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Via google.com.pk

58. Because the work of legends like Faiz and Anwar maqsood will keep Urdu alive till the end of times.

59. Balochistan produces the best quality dry fruits and Punjab has the export quality fruits .

Balochistan produces the best quality dry fruits and Punjab has the export quality fruits .

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Via google.com.pk

60. Even after years of retirement, Jehangir Khan is a prominent name in the world of Squash.

Even after years of retirement, Jehangir Khan is a prominent name in the world of Squash.

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Via google.com.pk

Legend.

61. Pakistan has gems like Arfa Karim and Haris Suleman.

Haris Suleman: http://www.dawn.com/news/1122172

Arfa Karim: http://tribune.com.pk/story/321610/child-prodigy-aarifa-karim-loses-race-for-her-life/

62. The crazily amazing A level “highest A grade achiever” Ali Moeen Nawazish is a Pakistani.

The crazily amazing A level “highest A grade achiever” Ali Moeen Nawazish is a Pakistani.

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Via google.com

63. Pakistan is the only Muslim country to be a Nuclear Power.

64. Benazir Bhutto was the first female head of state of the Islamic world.

65. Because our students have been world distinction holders and have showed the world what Pakistanis can accomplish.

66. Because we still hold the values and the basis of what a true nation can be.

Because we still hold the values and the basis of what a true nation can be.

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67. Because the country turns green on 14th August and it’s a sight to be seen.

Because the country turns green on 14th August and it’s a sight to be seen.

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Via google.com.pk

Because we bleed green.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mariammeems/67-reasons-why-vp4q

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