My proud, my hero, Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam said at Quetta Municipality on 15th June, 1948: “We are now all Pakistanis – not Baluchis, Pathans, Sindhis, Bengalis, Punjabis and so on – and as Pakistanis we must feel, behave and act, and we should be proud to be known as Pakistanis and nothing else.”
I am proud Pakistani, it is a country with four weathers, warm water and sea, world’s largest deep sea port is Gwadar, which is situated in our country. World’s largest milk processing plant is in Pakistan. The second largest salt mine in the world is in Pakistan called “Khewra Mines”. Swat and Ziarat valleys are included in the top10 most beautiful valleys in the world. In education worldwide Top O and A Level results are from Pakistani students. Fifty percent of the world’s footballs are produced in Sialkot. Our country is the largest producer of rice and cotton around the world!
In the list of countries producing oil, Pakistan is on 44th number. Many developed countries are behind us. In the list of countries producing natural gas Pakistan is on 23rd number in the world, number 15 in uranium production, and is 33rd largest country of the world in the list of 40 countries producing iron ore.
Pakistan has the sixth-largest standing armed forces in the world and is also a nuclear power as well as a declared nuclear-weapons state, the second in South Asia and the only nation in the Muslim World to have that status.
The Pakistani economy is the 24th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power and the 41st largest in terms of nominal GDP (World Bank). It is ranked among the emerging and growth-leading economies of the world.
One of the world’s largest and fastest-growing middle class.
Pakistan has also won the Hockey World Cup a record four times, held in 1971, 1978, 1982, and 1994.
It has won three gold medals in the Olympic Games held in 1960, 1968, and 1984. Won the Cricket World Cup held in 1992. Squash remained a status with Pakistan as most number of British Open Squash Champions (men), Pakistan Army is most active UN peacekeeping force. World 5th largest Chickpea production. Sugar cane & Okra World 5th largest production and world’s 3rd largest Goat production it to its credit.
It’s Pakistan in all these achievements. These achievements have been earned by our citizens as Pakistanis and not as Baluchis, Pathans, Sindhis, Bengalis, Punjabis and so on. It’s by all Pakistan.
Pakistan is emerging as a country above than India. Our enemies never want to see Pakistan develop Pakistan. It is the Army that brought peace to FATA and Swat. A few years back it was almost impossible even to travel to Swat valley, where were these peoples and the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)? Why it emerged when Pakistan was on the path of rising economy development.Its show agenda of some on else who do not want to see Pakistan develop. The soldiers who sacrificed their lives to bring peace in FATA, soldiers giving duties on the check- posts around the clock, away from their families deserve appreciation not criticism.
Passing out parade of 137th PMA Long Course, 8th Mujahid Course and 56th Integrated Course 31 cadets from FATA, 67 cadets from Balochistan.
Its proxy wars are fought with the help of human shields with few local populations exploited. More criticism on the soldiers shows that it’s on the path of war and are our enemies. These are “toy gun” for Pakistan enemies. Pakistan’s 99.99% people reject them. People in all parts of Pakistan are staging “Pakistan Zindabad” rallies that show people not support them while their social media accounts are being operated from aboard.
Any small event there makes international headlines and helping enemies spread against Pakistan through propaganda and lobbying.
Long marches and mobilizing people always requires a lot of money and resources and Manzoor Pashteen have no personal capacity to have the required resources and money. Who supports them? Who gives them money?
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke about “engineered protests” and a “hybrid war”. There are some misleading and manipulating Pakistani Pashtuns, just as is being done with the Baloch in the past.
Former Indian defence minister & adviser are on record boasting of promoting terrorism and separatism in Pakistan. On April 30, 2018, in Swat’s PTM programme, one person who was carrying Pakistan’s national flag was not allowed to join this programme. Why? This situation indicates the agenda they are working on.
We love Pakistan, our flag, we are proud of it. Pakistan is our ‘DNA. Pakistan is our lifeline. Pakistan Zindabad. Pakistan Army Zindabad.
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