Saturday, August 13, 2005

About all that's "Happening"...

As the National Independence Day approaches, spirits of people are at all-year high. In addition to the Independence Day buzz, local government elections have given a new kind of "nightlife" to the city...

Yesterday, I had a chance to visit the local marketplace near my house. It was unusual for this place to have this much acitiviy. I observed several Land Cruisers and Hondas painted with the election candidates' slogans and "election symbols" pass by me. There were a lot of people sitting on chairs enjoying cokes as they cheered to support their candidate. People continued to enter and exit a "tent" set up for the supporters.

On the other hand, One could see children gathered at a make-shift stall buying Pakistan flags, badges and other decorations. The melodious patriotic tunes jingling all around. "Yeh tera Pakistan hai, yeh mera Pakistan hai", "Watan ki Mitti, gawah rehna", "Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan".

Whatsoever the problems be, this occasion surely makes one feel proud to be what we are and gives an extra boost to our love for our Country...

In short, it's pretty enjoyable to go out in the evening to have a stroll and observe people cheer for their candidates and enjoy the happiness of being independent these days. It's just because we donot have much reasons to celebrate, so when such occasions come, we should enjoy them to the fullest...

2 comments:

Punk Dervish said...

The funniest thing about the local council elections are their election symbols and the way they put up the posters.huh!

Nida Sadiq said...

Whats to be proud of? All these ppl that u see on the streets are cheering one day of the entire year, tht does not make them pakistani's from the core.

These same ppl and kids you see on the streets otherwise dispose waste on the streets, corrupt minds of others anf cut each other's roots for their benefit......is that what a true pakistani or muslim should do?

Lahore Metblogs