Let freedom shape my destiny and let love shape my nation,
my nation the meeting place of belief and passion;
Let the letters of Pakistan be engraved in the hearts of all the nation's children,
and the future be of loving kindness filling the nation;
Unveil the freedom and power of the people,
It is your destiny to shape the nation;
Push the door of freewill and fate open, into the unknown and the written,
Cherish this miracle you have been given, this moment is yours, this purpose is yours,
this entire purpose to break the shackles of your mind and build this nation.
Happy independence day to all Pakistanis. Despite our differences and eventual partition may this day be a common reminder of the constant struggle of our freedom fighters to rise above slavery and fight towards freedom.
Wishing all Pakistani members " a very happy Indenpendnve day".
However, it would be poignant to remind everyone that while we sing songs praising the Quaid; we have totally ignored his wishies. For example, Quaid gave us the slogan " Unity, Faith & Discipline", but the entire country is polarized and we have neither unity, nor discipline. Regarding the 'faith', the bigot Zia though we were not Mulsims enough and changed the slogan to " Eeman, Taqva & jehad fi sabil-illah' and wanted all Pakisatnis to adopt the Wahabi maslik. TTP wants to impose Afghan tribal culture values as part of the Sharia whereas TLP wants all Pakistanis to accept their brand of Islam.
In short, all we do is to pay Lip Service to the Founding Fathers but practice the total opposite. Quaid's aspiration about Pakistan as decalred in his first speech to the Legistave Assemb;y of August 11, 1947 has been all but dumped.