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14th August 2020: Google marks Pakistan’s independence day with Doodle

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Aug, 2020. 09:22 am
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Search Engine Google has marked Pakistan’s independence day with its doodle.

At midnight on August 14, 1947, Pakistan became a self-ruling nation, becoming independent from India and Great Britain.

The historic event is celebrated on this day through religious ceremonies, parades, and official government functions.

Google commemorated Pakistan’s Independence Day with a doodle artwork of an iconic landmark, Khojak Tunnel, located in Balochistan’s Qilla Abdullah district.

It illustrated the fortified eastern entrance of Pakistan’s historic Khojak Tunnel, also known as Shela Bagh Tunnel, one of the nation’s oldest and longest underpasses.

Khojak Tunnel

Its construction had begun in 1888 to extend the area’s railway through the Khojak pass of the Toba Kakar mountain range, which was at the time impossible to cross by train.

The Khojak Tunnel’s construction was an unprecedented undertaking in the South Asian subcontinent.

Over 19 million bricks were required, most of which were kilned at the rugged site, and builders burned more than 6,000 candles to illuminate their work in the dark space. Upon its completion in 1891, the 3.9-kilometer Khojak Tunnel became the fourth-longest underpass in the world.”

To honor this feat of civil engineering, in 1976 the Pakistani government printed a depiction of the Khojak Tunnel on its five-rupee note, which remained in circulation until 2005.

Prime Minister Wishes Independence Day

Prime Minister Imran Khan has wished the nation on the 74th Independence Day of Pakistan.

PM Khan congratulated the entire nation on the Independence day of Pakistan.

He said in a message that this day reminds everyone of Quaid-e-Azam’s vision and hard work. He requests everyone to follow Quaid’s footsteps to make the country prosperous.

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