WHY I LOVE MY COUNTRY
Pakistan our sweet homeland. Pakistan had appeared on the world map in 1947 but after the Muslims had made enormous scarifies. No other nation, it may be pointed out, has achieved such a major political objective in such a short period. But the Muslims of sub-continent had to strive with great perseverance of life and property of achieve this goal.
Why I love Pakistan? It is not that Pakistan is a Muslim country. I love Pakistan because it is a hard-earned country where we are free to shape our own destiny. It gave us an identity as citizens of independent Islamic state. The Primary objective in creating Pakistan was to secure a separate territory where the Muslims could regulate their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah. Pakistan is the citadel of Islam. It is the focal point of the Muslim countries. It is a matter of pride for me that I was born and brought up in this glorious country.
Freedom is a boon and slavery a curse. Had it been undivided India the Muslims could never enjoy the gifts. In Pakistan, we are free to shape our destiny according to our tradition and historical background. Here we are free in our political, social, religious and educational fields. All are equal in the eyes of law. The non-Muslims enjoy complete freedom of worship.
The people of Pakistan are known for their boldness, bravery, courage and dash. Pakistan has several groups, radical and linguistic but they are all integrated through Islamic brotherhood. Most of the people live in villages. The villagers are simple, frank and sincere people. They are hard working and produce food crops for us. The villagers are great lovers of Islam and feel a sense of pride in making great sacrifices for its cause. They have a great urge for helping one another.
Pakistan is a land of beauty with very fine resorts for excursion and sight-seeing. We have beautiful green valleys in the hills covered with blossoming flowers. Our Swat Valley reminds the European tourist of Switzerland. Gilgit is also a beautiful spot full with the wealth of natural scenery. We have high mountains with snow-covered peaks here. The K-2 peak is the second highest mountain in the world. Nature is so bountiful that it filled the bowels of the earth in Baluchistan with minerals and natural gas.
The Pakistanis are inspired with the spirit of true patriotism and are always eager to every sacrifice for their homeland. Since the making of Pakistan, they are feeling an urge of a new life and are making rapid advances in education and culture.