23rd March is, of course, an important date for us. On this day in 1940, a resolution was passed calling for the formation of an independent state which was to become home to all of us — our beloved Pakistan.
In order to commemorate the big day, lots of celebrities took to social media and shared their thoughts. It was, however, Mawra Hocane’s heartfelt message that caught our attention.
Happy Pakistan Day 🇵🇰❤️❤️❤️ Celebrating My country that I really truly Love, a country of many talents, a country of many cultures & languages, a country of peace & philanthropy, a country of Music Legends & Sports champions, a country of breathtaking landscapes & diversities and of all the things a brave country, a country that stands tall, despite the political inequalities despite being misunderstood all across the world, a country that rises every single time, only because of its pure fundamentals. Pakistan was meant to thrive & prosper & it will! I may not do enough for my country cuz one can never do enough but I do say a secret prayer for my beautiful homeland every night, for its safety, for its prosperity & for the Love it deserves to be bestowed upon it! #HappyPakistanDay #PaintmeGreen #ILovePakistan #Mymotherland #Emoaf Send Love & prayers for my country whoever you are, wherever you are! X
We sensed from Mawra’s post that something was bothering her so we got in touch with her to ask what it was.
“It’s frustrating that in spite of us making so much progress and the improved law and order situation in the country, there’s still a large segment of people internationally that has a very negative perception of Pakistan. And that does really bother me a lot. We are a land of such diverse cultures, so many international icons and such rich heritage but somehow, it’s always our flaws that end up being magnified. So I just felt that since it’s Pakistan Day today, it would be relevant to talk about the need to fight this negative perception,” she told Something Haute.
And what is it that she will do on a personal level to change this negative perception? “I have decided that I will talk more about the country and its achievers. Look at our cricketers for example. We have produced some of the best cricketing talent in the world. Same goes for our singers and musicians. Our doctors, our engineers, our actors; we have such a large and diverse pool of talented people and somehow we have not been able to celebrate them or their achievements in the manner we should. I would also like to encourage everyone to invite their friends from other countries to come visit Pakistan and see how peaceful and beautiful it really is.”
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) March 23, 2018
Well, we couldn’t agree more. You go, girl!