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Pakistan's flag was raised at the Olympic village on Wednesday, July 25, two days before the London Olympics officially start. Officials and athletes from Pakistan participated in the flag raising ceremony where flags of other participating countries were also hoisted. -Photos by AFP

Pakistan officials and athletes watch news about them on a tablet.
Pakistan officials and athletes watch news about them on a tablet.
Officials and athletes from Pakistan march during the flag raising ceremony.
Officials and athletes from Pakistan march during the flag raising ceremony.
Military personnel raise the flag of Pakistan during the flag raising ceremony.
Military personnel raise the flag of Pakistan during the flag raising ceremony.
Pakistan's flag is raised at the Olympic village in London.
Pakistan's flag is raised at the Olympic village in London.
Flags of Brunei (L), Myanmar (2nd L), Netherlands (3rd L) and Pakistan (4th L) flutter during the flag raising ceremony at the Olympic village.
Flags of Brunei (L), Myanmar (2nd L), Netherlands (3rd L) and Pakistan (4th L) flutter during the flag raising ceremony at the Olympic village.
Pakistan officials and athletes watch as dancers perform.
Pakistan officials and athletes watch as dancers perform.
Pakistani athletes listen to the Olympic anthem.
Pakistani athletes listen to the Olympic anthem.
Pakistani officials and athletes during a parade at the Olympic village in London.
Pakistani officials and athletes during a parade at the Olympic village in London.

Comments (49) (Closed)


sohaib
Jul 26, 2012 12:41pm
Oh man! none of them look fit enough to be called athletes. Plus their kits are just too bad. Need to spend some money on sports in the country. I dont know why we have sports ministry.
Babur
Jul 28, 2012 02:22pm
Come on Pakistan
Gerry D'Cunha
Jul 28, 2012 12:30pm
Fazal I do agree with your comments. I too last night saw the Pakistani contignet on UK TV opening ceremony. They seemed completely sad & demoralised. Perhaps they were all fasting and praying in their heart 'no controversy'this time with their team members. Good luck to them.
FAZAL
Jul 28, 2012 09:41am
Agree. Last night I saw the Pakistani contignet on UK TV opening ceremony. Sullen sad lot. seemed completely unfit & demoralised. No chance of any medals for this lot !!! The BBC PRESENTER COMMENTED ON THE COMPOSITION OF SQUAD.SOME THING LIKE 20 CONTESTENTS WITH 10 OFFICILAS.
ahmed
Jul 27, 2012 05:38pm
now olympics are going to be more interesing by pakistan participation
moeenuddin mohmand
Jul 26, 2012 12:42pm
looking at there postures i feel they r not going to win any thing .long live pakistan
K. Ahmed
Jul 28, 2012 12:45pm
I stayed up just to watch the entry of our Olympic contingent in the stadium last night and must say it was not only a complete let down but potrays a very poor image of our country. The uniforms made our team looked more like waiters from a local keebab and tika shop and their attitude looked depressed to say the least. The comments from the BBC presenter were also negative and overall they looked like they have lost out before even starting
wahid
Jul 26, 2012 02:50pm
Pakistan zinda baad , i love you paksitan ,,,,, Pakistan khaappy
Zohaib
Jul 27, 2012 04:22pm
I thought we had few women athletes participating as well?? Don't see any of them!!
Ali
Jul 26, 2012 05:28pm
Most of them look like army guys
Pervez Hasan
Jul 26, 2012 03:12pm
These are bunch of people showing and displaying frustrations from their home country. None of them seems to be a winner and the officials look like free riders!
Tazmin Nawaz
Jul 28, 2012 11:53am
oh my God, i felt the same as soon as the picture of Pakistani athletes. Nothing looked impressive except PAKISTAN flag. Long live Pakistan.
Shafi
Jul 28, 2012 10:32am
Fat and flabby 'athletes'. They must be weight lifters, eh.
Shafi
Jul 28, 2012 10:30am
They could not even find the matching shoes. .
@pkrevolt
Jul 27, 2012 05:58pm
Hahaha! wow! look at all the 'paindoo' folks in our Olympic team & the support staff.. And their body language just tells you that they've gone to London for 'tafreeeh'.. lets hope they all come back to Pakistan and not disappear in the UK to ask 'asylum' there.. :p
aessa
Jul 28, 2012 12:29am
Master who?
salman
Jul 26, 2012 12:29pm
180 million people's country represented by 18 demoralized persons..zara sochye:(
kashif
Jul 26, 2012 11:27am
officials with hockey team :)
maz
Jul 26, 2012 04:15pm
Pathetic, what a load of informal lads representing their country, it looks like they slept overnight in the same clothes
Ahmed shinwari
Aug 11, 2012 12:08pm
LONG LIVE PAKISTAN
A K John
Jul 26, 2012 06:23pm
These corrupt group of non deserving people will bring some inexplicable shame back home. you will see.
SanityPrevails
Jul 27, 2012 03:19am
thanks there is no Pak official who had to raise the flag else again embarrassment could occur like happened during Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah
Naveed
Jul 26, 2012 08:44pm
Love your flag, love your country. One day Pakistan will produce world class Athletes, Scholars, Artists. I am happy to see Pakistan's flag in London. I love Pakistan.
Qulik
Jul 26, 2012 10:29pm
I like girl holding flag --nice smile no?
javed
Jul 26, 2012 10:51pm
Never under estimate the Pakistani team and Pakistan spirit!
Nabi
Jul 27, 2012 03:41am
What we can expect from bankcurpt country
Talha Q
Jul 27, 2012 12:39am
Dawn readers would be soo happy to see pakistan's flag in london. I mean our flag, and in our master's capital, woww we're soooo lucky!!
Hajirah
Jul 27, 2012 01:28am
"Men in green" Please do your best and if not win, lose with respect!
abdali
Jul 27, 2012 05:15am
There track suit is awful.
Sohail
Jul 27, 2012 08:28am
All the Uncles are there, where are the Aunts?
Sohail
Jul 27, 2012 08:31am
I guess you haven't seen Spain's Olympic suits?
Sohail
Jul 27, 2012 08:33am
How can you tell that they can run away really fast? Unless, of course, the people walking behind the front row, are their drivers.
Aseem
Jul 27, 2012 03:53am
Did I just saw Waqar Zaka, third in the line... :P I am shameful to be a Pakistani!
Javaid
Jul 27, 2012 04:37pm
1 - None of them is a Woman. 2 - None of them is a Non-Muslim minority. 3 - None of them is from Balochistan or Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa.
Mujtaba Khan
Jul 27, 2012 02:44pm
No matter what their appearances are or whether they will win or loose.Who cares! As long as they are there representing our PAKISTAN this is what is important for me. Things can be made to improve at any time.They will improve.InshaAllah.
Shoyeb Irfan
Jul 27, 2012 03:46pm
Yesss, islamic republic on the rise. Long live pakistan, after 5 years we will host our flag on Moon. Inshallah.
irfan
Jul 28, 2012 02:08am
Are you trying to be funny?
irfan
Jul 28, 2012 02:10am
Flag is raised; followed by disgrace
zahid
Jul 28, 2012 06:31am
Pakistani khappy zardari khappy
dilbar
Jul 28, 2012 03:57am
m sure many of them will not return n go in hiding doing menial jobs and seeking citizenship ...
anonymous
Jul 28, 2012 03:59am
hahaha good one .. aunts r busy in UK Home & immigration office ''performing'' to seek citizenship in UK ... ;-)
Muhammad Ali
Jul 28, 2012 05:34am
the lady official holding flag looking more fit then whole pak team mates
aindur
Jul 30, 2012 05:08am
t o win medal in olympic games you need lot of money ,support and hard work none of which pakistani team got.i am very sorry to save pak should not have send any team to olympic.waste of hard earn foreign exchange.
Khan
Jul 28, 2012 10:33pm
Never under estimate Pakistani team for match fixing? They are all suffering guilty conscience.
Ilyas Khan
Jul 29, 2012 04:20am
Good Luck and best wishes to our Pakistani team. We support you !!!
Kashif Mukri
Jul 29, 2012 12:02am
So now the visa scam.The so called sons of our soil will they ever let us live honorably.Disgraced were but shamed we are now as always.May Allah forgive us all ameen.
Malik-Encounter
Jul 29, 2012 06:12am
I believe all of you will be more happy when there is no PK flag in Olympics, they all are also part of our system and we have to put things right, stop criticism, did any one of you have courage to come forward, join the system to correct it, none? give them nice suits to wear, provide them same color shoes and select them on merit, your answer will be government should do this? Government have done what they can do as per their standard, now you should think what you have done so far to cure the ill system.
R Aly
Jul 29, 2012 06:26am
is that a shade of green that men should wear? Looks utterly feminine.
janbar
Jul 26, 2012 10:26am
from the looks if it, seems like 80% of them are so called officials just riding along for a free trip to the UK