Pakistan Zindabad, Azadi Paendabad

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Pakistan Zindabad (Urdu: پاکستان زِنده بادPākistān Zindah bād; lit.'Long Live the Pure Land' meaning, "Victory to Pakistan") and Azadi (Persian: آزادی - Āzādī), from Persian, meaning freedom or liberty. Paa-in-da-bad literally means "Last forever" is a slogan used by Pakistanis as an expression of victory or patriotism, often used in political speeches.[1][2] Its use started even before the creation of Pakistan, during the later phase of the Pakistan Movement.[3] The slogan became a battle cry and greeting for the Muslim League, which was struggling for an independent country for the Muslims of Southern Asia.

Etymology[change | change source]

The slogan is a use of the standard Urdu and Persian suffix Zindabad (Long Live) that is placed after a person or a country name. It is used to express victory, patriotism or as a prayer.[2][4][not in the source given] In literal translation, Pakistan Zindabad means "Long Live Pakistan"; it also is rendered as "Victory to Pakistan".[3][5]

History[change | change source]

On 14 August 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah's motorcade was welcomed by shouts of Pakistan Zindabad, Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad and flower petals all along his way from the Governor General's residence to the Constituent Assembly building and back, where he attended the Proclamation of Independence and a hoisting ceremony of the Pakistan flag.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Rakheja, Henna (14 May 2012). "Manto brought to life". Deccan Herald. he Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pakistan, India have no option but to promote peace: Shahbaz". The News International. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wolpert, Stanley (3 September 2009). Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India. Oxford University Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-19-974504-3. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  4. "International XI v Asia XI, Toronto: Fans' enthusiasm shields farcical organisation of Toronto T20 | Canada Cricket Features". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  5. Nizamani, Haider K. (30 September 2000). The roots of rhetoric : politics of nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-275-96877-9.