Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Our Real Independence Day
Yes dear friends.
Today, 15th August 2014, is our Independence Day
(altered to 14th August, much later).
Here is a picture of Jinnah Sahab's writing pad.
15th August was Jüma'tul Vidaa in 1947
and he thought it would be ideal to have
our Independence on that day.
The Congress had no objection.
The day was immediately decided.
Rashid Latif Ansari (ex-EMI and ex-Minister at BB's Government),
a respected older friend of mine,
says the date was altered to suit the Mullaas much later.
They thought the 27th of Ramzan (14th August 1947) was a better day.
Trust them to alter all forms and ideas of history.
By the way, Rashid Bhai was at Abbey Road
recording the famous Beatle's Album.
He was also told by the Government to remove the original anthem
at EMI and to leave no traces of it.
The tapes and records were all deleted/destroyed.
Radio Pakistan Karachi sent its Musicians to record
the new Anthem by Hafeez Jullandhari.
The original anthem was by Jagan Nath Azad, a Hindu poet,
selected by Jinnah Sahab to show our seculariness.
Many people now say that there is no record of this.
But they can ask Rashid Bhai, if they want.
Most of our first Postage Stamps were from India
with PAKISTAN written on them.
But we also began printing our very own stamps
that celebrated our Independence Day.
On the 15th of August 1948 Jinnah Sahab gave us his message
reproduced here from DAWN.
(I adored our first Ekco radio!)
Finally, here's another Govt. of Pakistan Publication
from our Press Information Department.
14th August 1947 was, actually, the last day of
Pakistan/Hindustan being under British Law.
Why celebrate that???
The slavery came to an end at 00.01 on 15th August 1947.
Khaer. Chalo — ab to phañs hi gaé!
Here's something to end this post on a good note.
The Government of Pakistan brought out a book of
Jinnah Sahab's photographs in 1997.
They even had someone forge his signature, pretty well.
Sadly, the forger forgot about the date ;)
(1897 or 1997)
Have a great day!
Have a great day!
Friday, August 08, 2014
RIP Tunnu Apa
Saturday, August 02, 2014
You're gone but I will always love you