Logo for Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day receives criticism

Pakistan will celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence this year. As part of the celebrations, a competition was held by the government to unveil the official logo for the historic milestone.

The competition ‘Mein Hun Pakistan’ (I am Pakistan) received from four hundred entries from 200 participants from across the country.

The winner was announced in a ceremony held on July 14, which was attended by Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb and Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique.

The state minister said the purpose of the competition was to create awareness among the new generation regarding the importance of sacrifices made by our forefathers in the creation of a separate homeland.

The logo has a colourful crescent and star overlapping the number 70, and reflects the “theme of celebrations and promotion of the cultural diversity of the country.”

The winner, Saba Zaman, is third year student at the at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad and won a prize of Rs500,000.

However, Saba has garnered criticism on social media. Many expressed disappointment over the lack of creativity and that she won the contest merely on good luck.

Some criticised that they wasted their live in graphic designing and others, while others said they only imagine what other logo looked like that the government was compelled to choose this one.

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 Sabah also responded to all criticism on Facebook saying:

“Those who said they could have done a better job so let me tell you it was an open competition you could have applied and might have done much better than me for sure.

“Thanks for your criticism because it mademe even stronger”

News Reporter