How would you describe Pakistan in one word?

Published: August 14, 2016

People usually see Pakistan under a negative light, they describe it as unsafe, backwards, and hopeless; the list could go on. But when we went around asking people to tell us one word that described Pakistan for them, they didn’t have a negative word to say. We didn’t encounter a single person that had an unpleasant thing to say about our country.

Maybe it’s the spirit of Independence Day that brings patriotism in the hearts of our people, or maybe its the jazba that has always been there, but never discovered, or maybe their words are the truth. One thing we have realised is that not one of us could ever call any other place home. So today, let’s thank our country for being our pride, our love, our joy, our sorrow, our tormentor, our healer, our home, and most importantly, our identity.

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  • ATOZ

    Pakistan in one word – Any Nonsense but IndiaRecommend

  • Gul Marjan

    Ok lets thank it as I can’t visit my home town Waziristan due its flawed foreign policyRecommend

  • singh

    Migraine of World.Recommend

  • Rohan

    Terrorists Recommend

  • NKAli

    “Feudal!” Just as the British Raj left it.
    Hazrat Umer Farooq (RA) absolutely refused to distribute lands to favorites, relations, friends, brave soldiers et al. He insisted that all land belongs to the State and can be rented to tillers for a periodic rent. Salams Recommend

  • Hassan

    Surely for India..and that gives me the pleasure of torturing u…love ur comment.Recommend

  • Sikander

    Its not one word, its a sentence. And secondly, it needs some more work. Have a look at the video made by Habib university, the concept is same but it’s amazing. literally gives you goosebumpsRecommend

  • Fahim

    Will be a greatest Nation on the surface of the earth InshaAllahRecommend

  • dssarma
  • Grace

    Thank goodness it is not part of British India ! Pakistan is free and its own land. Recommend

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  • S Ahmed

    Disillusioned Recommend