The more we dig in to know what Pakistan means to its people, the more we come to know of the passion and zeal Pakistanis have to do something for this country. One such heart touching and dignified proclamation has been made by Farheen Zaki who once was hardcore bank employee and now is playing a housewife role.

Let’s hear Farheen’s love for this beautiful country: “It is quite natural to love your native country and I love Pakistan for the same reason. It was a dream of Iqbal and fruit to the years long struggle and sacrifices of our ancestors under the dynamic leadership of our Quaid. Freedom is indeed a great blessing. Ask about it from the Muslims of Palestine and Kashmir.”

She continued, “Pakistan is not an ordinary country to love only for this common reason. It is the land of ancient civilization with rich cultural foundations. Its people are the proud inherent of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa.

It is blessed with all the natural resources and scenic beauty of Mother Nature. It holds 4 out of 14 highest peaks in the world, 2nd largest salt mines, world’s largest deep seaport and one of the largest deserts of the world. It also holds world’s 7th largest standing armed force (pride of our nation) and is the 7th nuclear power of the world.

The Karakorum highway it possess is considered to be the eighth wonder of the world. Pakistan is a land of fertile soil, diverse wild life, fresh water lakes, serene beauty and a long coastal line. From the snowcapped peaks of Himalayas in the north to the mangroves of the Indus delta on the other end, Pakistan is a true picture of Allah’s glory.

I recently took a road trip from Lahore to Karachi and witnessed how the rich fertile land of Punjab turns into the mystic desert of Sindh. Within hours the whole scene changed even the color of the soil, cattle, atmosphere, language, dresses and crops changed. The diversity of our country is unique.”

She further added, “But the real power of this country is its people. People with strong determination, people who have lived in hard times and emerged as united nation after every calamity. It has been very unlucky as far as leadership is concerned. But it does not belong to the few elites who have been ruling it since the independence.

It belongs to the farmers and workers and every citizen of this country. Pakistanis have been resilient enough to withstand injustice, corruption and terrorism year after year. We as a nation have always stood united and helped each other in times of need. Who says Pakistan has not grown in these 63 years.

It is the same country which didn’t have office stationery at the time of its birth and today it’s a nuclear power and thus a threat to the so called super powers of the world. Pakistan is ‘The Land of the Pure’. Each day the sun rises with new hope.

I am quite sure that this nation that has survived famines, threats, blood sheds, natural calamities, injustice, exploitation, corrupt leaders and heavy criticism from the West can literally survive anything. We as a nation, if we stand united, rely on our own resources and put all our belief in Allah Almighty can defeat all enemies.

This country has seen the worst now only good will happen and if my Allah stays with us we shall sooner or later see this country win for itself a place of great honor and pride. This is the only country taken in the name of Islam. If we all stand united under the umbrella of this ideology no one can degrade or defame us any longer.

It is the time to strengthen our bond and stand upright in front of our enemies and win back our pride. And for the people who think this country is a shame and it will soon banish from the map of the world I have only one sentence:
“Pakistan – Love it or Leave it.”

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