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He landed onto the somewhat familiar looking surface and took a breath of fresh air. He felt he had been here before but something was different. Puzzled yet excited he began walking on this not so alien looking planet. What he saw and whom he met, only Dawn.com can tell you. Well, read on, Dawn.com's in the mood to tell you NOW... – Text and captions by Hasaan Haider/Dawn.com

Mr Jinnah, are you not aware of your surroundings "This is Planet Pakistan. The spirit of the people over here is what the planet thrives on. Look! This ancient building here comes to life with a glow as that boy fastens a huge flag on his balcony. Come, let me show you more" — Photo by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com
Mr Jinnah, are you not aware of your surroundings "This is Planet Pakistan. The spirit of the people over here is what the planet thrives on. Look! This ancient building here comes to life with a glow as that boy fastens a huge flag on his balcony. Come, let me show you more" — Photo by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com
Ramazan iftaari is being distributed to the poor here. The greens shine on Mr Jinnah. — Photo by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com
Ramazan iftaari is being distributed to the poor here. The greens shine on Mr Jinnah. — Photo by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com
Children on this planet contribute to the patriotism too. This little fellow here actually managed to decorate her house all by herself! — Photo by Nudrat Yasir
Children on this planet contribute to the patriotism too. This little fellow here actually managed to decorate her house all by herself! — Photo by Nudrat Yasir
Animals give back to the planet, which in turn protects and nurtures them like they were its own children. Surprised Mr Jinnah "Wait till you see where we are going next" — Photo by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com
Animals give back to the planet, which in turn protects and nurtures them like they were its own children. Surprised Mr Jinnah "Wait till you see where we are going next" — Photo by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com
This neighbourhood is called "Black and White". Existence of colours here is rare, yet look at the beautiful flag. — Photo by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com
This neighbourhood is called "Black and White". Existence of colours here is rare, yet look at the beautiful flag. — Photo by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com
Look how the stunning rays of the sun shine on those who are devoted to their planet. The grass grows greener by the minute too. O but Mr Jinnah. The next scene may make you tear up with joy. — Photo by Nudrat Yasir
Look how the stunning rays of the sun shine on those who are devoted to their planet. The grass grows greener by the minute too. O but Mr Jinnah. The next scene may make you tear up with joy. — Photo by Nudrat Yasir
The deserving may have nothing to offer, however, their hearts are filled with compassion for the planet when they ask to be fed. — Photo by Raheel Qureshi/Dawn.com
The deserving may have nothing to offer, however, their hearts are filled with compassion for the planet when they ask to be fed. — Photo by Raheel Qureshi/Dawn.com
Brave men of this planet keep hoisting the flags higher than ever. The crescent and star must always blow in the wind. — Photo by Nudrat Yasir
Brave men of this planet keep hoisting the flags higher than ever. The crescent and star must always blow in the wind. — Photo by Nudrat Yasir
The salute is given by ALL once a day. Come come Mr Jinnah. "What you are about to see will fascinate you" — Photo by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com
The salute is given by ALL once a day. Come come Mr Jinnah. "What you are about to see will fascinate you" — Photo by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com
Sports in the neighbourhood of neons. Look Mr Jinnah!... — Photo by Raheel Qureshi/Dawn.com
Sports in the neighbourhood of neons. Look Mr Jinnah!... — Photo by Raheel Qureshi/Dawn.com
This girl runs for hours in the streets keeping the drive of patriotism inside everyone's hearts in continuous motion. Notice that whatever area she passes by it is blessed with green "wake up Mr Jinnah, wake up! Don't you remember that you had a very important task to do today" You need to post a question on Dawn.com. Mr Jinnah: Ah Yes! Dear citizens of Pakistan. If you were to make the dream alive, what would Planet Pakistan look like" — Photo by Raheel Qureshi/Dawn.com
This girl runs for hours in the streets keeping the drive of patriotism inside everyone's hearts in continuous motion. Notice that whatever area she passes by it is blessed with green "wake up Mr Jinnah, wake up! Don't you remember that you had a very important task to do today" You need to post a question on Dawn.com. Mr Jinnah: Ah Yes! Dear citizens of Pakistan. If you were to make the dream alive, what would Planet Pakistan look like" — Photo by Raheel Qureshi/Dawn.com

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Hina Tabassum Aug 14, 2011 11:19am
it is amazing. gives boost to the hope we have cherished of really doing something for the nation.
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pa[k]triot Aug 14, 2011 12:26pm
hats off to this creative show. it is a labor of love. love for Pakistan - the most magnificent land on the planet earth. a glowing tribute to the most beloved leader - Jinnah. Pakistan Zindabad.
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patriotic pakistani Aug 14, 2011 03:02pm
I LOVE THE WAY PEOPLE CELEBRATE THE INDEPENDENCE DAY . PAKISTAN ZINDABAD............... !
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Gulzar Naushad Aug 14, 2011 08:44pm
Just one phrase after this : PAKISTAN ZINDABAD; PAKISTAN PAAINDABAD
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maryum Aug 14, 2011 09:28pm
heart touching pics... i am sure good time will come soon!
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Forbidden Fruit Aug 14, 2011 10:43pm
I'm so glad to see that at least DAWN is celebrating Pakistan's birthday! After reading a couple of articles in other english dailies, I though people only want to mourn today.
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Fatima Nasir Aug 15, 2011 10:35am
Wow! This is so beautiful and heart touching, it brought tears to my eyes.
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khurram Aug 15, 2011 11:03am
good work dawn....stay blessed
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Bhupinder-india Aug 15, 2011 01:16pm
world is like a stage and we r merely players- we should share our feelings and happiness.
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tooba Aug 15, 2011 05:35pm
Pakistan Zindabad. Very well done Dawn.com this brought tears to my eyes. Inshallah we will rise as a nation and happiness and prosperity will come back to our planet Pakistan
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rahim hundrigar Aug 15, 2011 09:08pm
YE WATAN HAMARA HE, HAMEIN JAN SE PYARA HE, PAKISTAN ZINDABAD. PAKISTANIS, PAENDABAD. UNCLE
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arshad nabi Aug 16, 2011 02:49am
great........dream of our Quaid...... long live Pakistan
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sarah Aug 16, 2011 11:44am
very unique and connected. good to see photographers and faces known to me. this is a very personal pictorial :) thank you Dawn.com
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