Where is the green flag?

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/augmb/473759351_fcd23c0cc6_o%5B1%5D-thumb.jpgA Similar question was also raised by fellow author on KMB mailing list as well but I shall ask it in a hope that a profound answer be found. It’s only 3 days to 14th August & during last 2 weeks I have only managed to see a rickshaw & a gadha-gaadi with Pakistani flag on it which also goes to show which section of the society is more interested in celebrating the big day but not getting into this clash of classes debate I seriously want to ask of there is a national mourning or what. Is this anything to do with the national political scene OR is just it’s a coincidence. But even in worst 90’s I didn’t see this cold attitude. What has taken over nation?

Is public tired of fake love churned out every year or the flags are pricey this time? I am completely clueless on this. Should we be expecting a big-burst of green flags on every road before 14th Aug? [Image : takebackpakistan]

21 Comments so far

  1. Silver (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

    Dude there is a flag of TUrkey on our new 1000 rupee note … dont you know we are turning secular?!?!

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 10:41 pm

    My beloved alto is flying my beloved country’s flag for the last five days.

  3. Pakistani (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 12:43 am

    A very pessimistic post. I’ve seen hundred so far since August 1. All your writers must be living in DHA thats why you haven’t seen a single flag so far.

    Be strong guys, celebrate your existence. You deliver a message to all your readers. So deliver something good that could help Pakistan get up, rather than go down! I hope you understand.

  4. ALAM (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 1:08 am

    I have seen black and red flags, besides 100s of green flags.

    The writer MB is probably in Dubai or Tumbukto

  5. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 1:12 am

    MY QUESTION – who will sweep and collect the flags and the ‘Jhunda patiis” after 14th august from the roadside foothpaths and garbage ??, and people walking over it.

    FLAG is an Identity of country – and shall be treated with great respect. Like Dharti Ma ka Duppata.

    – am in favor of BANNING the Flag for Public use or display – Late Ziaul Haq made a serious mistake by making national flag a toilet roll, and for that one single day of 14th August, different version of flag in right wrong sizes colors and versions are printed in millions, all those can be seen in trash cans, roadsidde garbage and in nullahs and Gutters after sunset on 14th august –

    We have a choice — :)

  6. Pakistani (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 1:43 am

    Man, aren’t you too touchy? :) Always look at the dark side. Always Mourn, Always Cry. Love the kids who enjoy it. Love the world around you that is ALIVE! ‘n’ KickinG!!!

  7. Pakistani (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 1:48 am

    Raddi tow Quaid Ke Calendars bhi hotay thay. Raddi tow Currency Note bhi ho jaatay hain.

    Live and let live bro. Celebrate it and let others celebrate it. No matter Paper or cloth, these are the moments that you should care and respect for. Moments that you cherish and will remember all your life. Cherish that will make you strong to fight for, when the country will need you. Not to lose all your energies on fight for banning the Jhandiyan.

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    I agree with Pakistani, the spirit of 14th August can only be seen in the eyes of our kids. Let them enjoy. Beside that country situation is not so good that one would like to feel good about “14th August”.

  9. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 2:03 am

    well perhaps Pakistanis are sore that “someone” hasnt come and solved all their problems.

  10. Pakistani (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 2:26 am

    Perhaps we should get some time out of our blogs and spend 13th day with young brother or cousin and help him fix some Jhandiyan on home covering frontface. Take a flag out, iron it, and flatter it on the rooftop. Go market buy a light and place it right below the flagpole to turn it ON when it falls dark. And aboveall, after all this, shouldn’t frown when it rains. And smile a lill bit. :) ~ Enjoy it folks. Happy Independence Day!!!

  11. Zero Intolerance (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 3:42 am

    People are a little busy contemplating the what and why of the current, and historical, situation of Pakistan. You only contemplate on that which you consider worth while. Ergo, its the kids, who were too young to remember the “Golden” Jubilee celebrations who are up for a little running around with the flag.

  12. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 4:26 am

    OK OK Listen my fellow brothers and sisters… This is the time to show that we are a rising power, we are a lively nation and yes I agree that there is turbulence on the political front BUT that is even more of a reason to show solidarity and that we are a strong nation.

    Whoever the government is, whatever the conditions are but the PEOPLE of Pakistan are a STRONG nation who will NEVER surrender to any situation, we have our vision set and its time to work even harder. And the best way to show that is to place our beloved flag on our house, car, office desk, everywhere.

    Remember my fellow brothers and sisters their is not just one leader in this nation, we have millions of leaders who are our teachers, parents, co-workers, mazdoors, kisaan and friends who are working very very hard for this nation day and night, it is time to tribute them for their services, so go and hold that flag with pride, honor and wisdom and let there be no confusion about the fact that the Pakistaniat is thriving and Pakistan is rising…

    Pakistan Zindabad

  13. DB9 (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 8:01 am
  14. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 8:32 am

    Hear Hear Pak_stallion!

  15. Sameer (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

    Interesting….. but i think people who are not using and covering their home with flags and jhandiyan much better than others….atleast 15th aug ko un kah gharoon ki jhandiyan logoon kah pairoon main tou nahin aarahe hotin….

  16. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    ME again –

    Let kids enjoy – do tell them to respect flag, never let that fall on floor, never let it come under feet and collect to dispose those properly after the event is over.

    teach them a lesson when submitting to their wish and seeing them happy ! explain them the importance of flag and to respect and regards the flag –

    Cheers! Pakistan Zindabaad.

  17. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

    Ok, this is a shamless promotion but… :-)
    Yes, we DO love Pakistan

  18. Nabeel (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    Pakistan Zindabad!!!

  19. NED (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 10:20 pm
  20. llama (unregistered) on August 11th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm


    “All your writers must be living in DHA thats why you haven’t seen a single flag so far.”

  21. Kashif (unregistered) on August 11th, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

    We need to have consensus that We do love Pakistan, and we need Pakistan more than Pakistan needs us. We should remember that freedom is one of the best and most precious blessings of Allah (swt) and nations who do not appreciate it, remain only in the pages of history books. Also, if we love Pakistan we should prove it by loving our countrymen just as we love our siblings. More here

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