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Old black & white rare photos dating back to 1947 can be seen in the last portion of this page.
Quaid’s portrait in the Great Hall of Lincoln’s Inn, London. Quaid-e-Azam’s portrait hangs in the Great Hall of Lincoln’s Inn.
Quaid-e-Azam’s Statue in York University, Toronto (Canada). It is a 1.5 metre high bronze statue.
Jinnah Court, Bradford, England. ‘Jinnah Court’, a street in Bradford, England, has been named after Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Photo contributed by Raja Qaiser Zulqarnain.
Iqbal Street in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1917, Allama Iqbal moved to Germany to study. Heearned PhD degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich in 1908. He had stayed in Heidelberg and a street has been named after him in that city.
A Road in Switzerland Named After Dr. Abdus Salam. This road in Switzerland has been named after Dr. Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani to win a Nobel Prize in Physics on the electroweak unification of the electromagnetic and weak forces.
Replica of Lahore Fort in Shanghai, China
A Woman Displays Pakistan’s Flag at Pakistan Festival in London, 28 July 2007
Pakistan Army Band in Red Square Moscow (2011). A great display…. Watch the spectators’ response as well.
Babar Suleman, a Pakistani Origin Pilot, Safely Lands His Plane on a Highway in USA. Babar Suleman, a Pakistani origin civil engineer, safely landed his troubled single engine Piper Lance plane on an Indianapolis Interstate Highway in USA in 2008. When the engine died, he had to dead stick his plane to the highway, found a space between two cars and squeezed the plane in between them. Later, FAA gave him approval to get a mechanic to fix it…then he took off from the highway….that was thrilling!!
See the CNN news clip.
A Pakistani Decorated Bus in Ottawa, Canada. Photo taken by Salman Asad Cheema while this decorated Pakistani bus was parked opposite National War Memorial of Canada in Ottawa, Canada and all tourists were giving it a special attention and admiring the art.
Decorated Pakistani Bus in Istanbul, Turkey
Girls Waving a Pakistani Flag in a Street in London, UK
Peshawari Bus in London, UK
Karachi’s Minibus Type Tram in Australia. The W-11 tram in Melbourne, Australia was decorated by a team of professional Pakistani vehicle decorators. It was commissioned by the City of Melbourne for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The name is based on the mini buses plying on W-11 route in Karachi.
Lahore in Virginia, USA. Lahore is a small town in Orange County, Virginia, 75 miles south of Washington D.C. The town was named after Pakistan’s city of Lahore and established by an American couple in 1860s who chose its name through random reading of a book on British India. In mid 1970s, a Pakistani American journalist, Akmal Aleemi, lost his way in Orange County and ‘discovered’ Lahore accidently. He wrote a column in Daily ‘Imroz’ about his ‘discovery’. The story soon got lost in people’s memories.
Khalid Hasan, another journalist, broke the story once again in early 2007. Later, Noor Naghmi, a Lahore born Pakistani expatriate bought 235 acres of land in American Lahore including centre of the town for $ 3 million. Most of the residents of this town (Population: 1500) are Gujjars from Kharian, a Tehsil of District Gujrat in Pakistan. They are courageous people.
He has plans to turn this town into a regional tourist attraction for South Asians and others. His plans include a Banquet Hall, a library and a museum dedicated to the histories of both Lahores. He wants to open a bed-and-breakfast place. He also wants to organize Basant with all its ‘halla-gulla’ in the American Lahore.
I tried to open the website “www.lahoreisforlovers.com” which is supposed to be the website of this new project. The website doesn’t exist. In my view, this is some “real state drama” to sell land in Lahore, Orange County. However, the 7 mile long Lahore Road and the Lahore Town is a reality.
For more interesting details, see the following two videos:-
Future plans for Lahore, Virginia
Pakistani Flag at Dulles Airport, Washington D.C. Photo by Salman Asad Cheema.
Signboard at Toronto Airport, Canada. Photo by Salman Asad Cheema.
Jinnah Public School, Kinshasa, Congo. The Congolese students honor Pakistan once every year at the annual function by reciting the Pakistani national anthem. Some 4000 Pakistani civilians and soldiers are helping Congo-Kinshasa stand on its feet.
The school was established by Pakistan Army officers and soldiers as a gift to the people of Congo.
Jhelum Cash & Carry Store in London, UK
Reception of President Ayub Khan in Washington D.C. USA in 1961. Observe the Pakistani flag and welcome in Urdu and Bangali languages.
Pakistani Troops at Buckingham Palace, 1953. Pakistani troops take over guard duty at Buckingham Palace, England in 1953. Pakistan a member of Common Wealth in that time.
Pakistani Flag which was hoisted by UNO on 26 September 1947 in New York. United Nations guards display flag of Pakistan which was flown with flags of other Member States of the United Nations after Pakistan’s admittance at the 90th plenary meeting of the second regular session of the United Nations General Assembly on 26 September 1947 in New York.
New Pakistan Flag Being Raised in London in 1947. Muslims living in London raising the new Pakistan flag to celebrate the gaining of independence of Pakistan.
Muslim League National Guards with Pakistani Flag at Delhi Railway Station, August 9, 1947. This is one of the 30 Special Trains leaving New Delhi Railway Station for Karachi with the staff of the Pakistan government. Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images.
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