National Monument of Pakistan READY

National Monument 1
In accordance with 23rd march, Just tried to give it a GREENER look :-)

It’s the national Monument atlast completed by now.

BTW, I was wondering are NATIONAL MONUMENTS created as an after-thought or what?? (if someone can throw light on the phenomena :>)

Anyways, the monument’s being built for rs 427 million following president’s directives.

A country where 75% are living below the line of poverty – we spend 427 mn on useless artifacts — as if WE CARE!!!

President General Pervez Musharraf will inaugurate this newly constructed national monument at Shakarparian on 23rd March.

The monument has been designed to reflect the culture and civilisation of the country and also depicts the story of the Pakistan Movement.


National Monument

an upclose view

Initially it was made to give TRIBUTE to UNSUNG HEROES of Pakistan – laters It’s decided to Name it for the People of pakistan who are struggling for its progress …!

Laters, it can be named after our sadoor, wuzraa’, and et cetra et cetra ;-)

Ciao..@

HAPPY 23rd March HOLIDAY — eeeeps :)

17 Comments so far

  1. Purple_Haze (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 2:35 am

    not so sure about the design, looks like a card board model. Who is the architect? anyone knows? Again that brick use is messing the nations image. We need modern/innovative designs that depict not only our culture’s past but also its future. Plus it has to be comparable to contemporary international projects.


  2. Khameesu khan (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 2:35 am

    Look likes a “kharbooza” to me than symbol of civilisation :-).
    You see these things are not mere cosmetics for the artistic and cultural aspects of the society but help in creating an overall ambience and mood for cities and sometimes become the very alternate identity as you can see in Karachi,Lahore,Paris,Rome etc.So the money spent doesn’t come under wastage.Instead of geometric or symmetric design i think sculptures and fountains depict or convey more meaningful or forceful messages.


  3. Khameesu khan (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 2:39 am

    Looks like a “kharbooza” to me than symbol of civilisation :-).
    You see these things are not mere cosmetics for the artistic and cultural aspects of the cities but help in creating an overall ambience/mood and sometimes become the alternate identity of the city as you can see in Karachi,Lahore,Paris,Rome etc.So the money spent doesn’t come under wastage.
    Instead of geometric or symmetric design i think sculptures and fountains convey more meaningful and forceful messages.


  4. Khameesu khan (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 2:40 am

    Damn!!!!


  5. JayJay (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 4:05 am

    One can see a tinge of similarity with the sails of the famous Sydney Opera House.


  6. Abdullah H. (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

    “kharbooza” :D
    427M for kharbooza is too much :)how does a kharbooza depicts our culture, civilization, and Pakistan movement?


  7. SELF (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

    Haven’t you heard the saying “kharbooza churee pay giray ya churee kharboozay pay, nuqsaan kharboozay ka hee hota hai”? That is how kharbooza depicts us. :)


  8. Raheel (unregistered) on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:54 am

    Such a poorly designed thing. Jo bhi government design karti hai woh itna third class kyun hota hai. Law minister hi khud khada hojata, after his dirty words he has already became a national monument lekin shayad aur kharab lagta.


  9. Raheel (unregistered) on March 24th, 2007 @ 3:55 am

    Such a poorly designed thing. Jo bhi government design karti hai woh itna third class kyun hota hai. Law minister hi khud khada hojata, after his dirty words he has already became a national monument lekin shayad aur kharab lagta.


  10. Bulla (unregistered) on March 24th, 2007 @ 4:22 am

    Looks good IMHO but still its such a waste of money!


  11. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on March 24th, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

    Purple Haze Yaah agreed its not very exuberant even when you stand next to it :|

    Khameesu Khan I personally thing we’ve enough monuments, we dont need more lame designs :\

    JayJay That’s better but … its not that bad but it’s useless – I for one cannot understand the purpose.

    Abdullah ppl HERE are saying it looks like kharbooza but in actual according to ptv it looks like some petals, blooming and even chaand taara … now PTV says this tu accept karna parray ga :|

    Self hmmm…

    Raheel Lolz … yah not something MOUNMENTAL :|

    Bulla But not so good to stand out as monument, and wastage it is :>


  12. KHAMEESU KHAN (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    Ok i just watched the documentary about the monument on PTV World and take my words back.It has some shades of rock garden,jantar mantar and sydney opera.Another feather in Islamabad’s cap.Nice place for an evening stroll or panoramic view.


  13. Rehan (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    Looks great to me. You may have a similar opinion after visiting the following link:

    http://www.express.com.pk/images/NP_LHE/20070326/Sub_Images/1100153108-1.jpg


  14. MQ (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

    I haven’t seen the monument up close but in the pictures it does look like a kharbooza. Come to think of it, if they had to build a monument that reflects our culture, wouldn’t a huge Lotta sitting atop the Shakarparin hill be an appropriate monument?


  15. AM (unregistered) on April 9th, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    “BTW, I was wondering are NATIONAL MONUMENTS created as an after-thought or what?? (if someone can throw light on the phenomena :>)

    Anyways, the monument’s being built for rs 427 million following president’s directives.

    A country where 75% are living below the line of poverty – we spend 427 mn on useless artifacts — as if WE CARE!!!”

    This was written at the top and it made me feel very bad. because if you see it as i see big portion of that money would have gone to the industries of Pakistan , Pakistani massons who work day and night to build it so that they can earn some money. A structure is no doubt made after alot of hard work and you guys say bad things about it, it does not seem right. As a Pakistani i can not say bad words about this monument because there might be inocent people involved in the making of it who are a true Pakistani and wanted to do some thing unlike us who sit in Air conditioned cars and rooms which dont want to do any thing for Pakistan and only curse it.Pakistan has become bad infront of the world becasue of guys like you thats what i want to say.


  16. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    AM I guess you took it wrong too, i’m not Cursing Pakistan at all – I’m cursing the lotting govts we’re getting for years and years – honestly speaking do you really think of this 427 mn rs many masons and industries and overall Pakistan would’ve got benefited – I dont think so … look at the structure – for god sake 427 Mn is a big amount and with so many villages and towns in the country still suffering bcoz of no water storages, no roads, no gas, no electricity – DO WE NEED SUCH MONUMENTS??

    Bigger problems must be solved first – it’s the right of every tax payer whose hard earned money is used in making these things … monuments (newer) are for the nations who are already on the way to progress and development — as per national monument we Pakistanis are happy with our Badshahi masjid, shahi qalla, et cetra et cetra ….!

    Hope my point’s clearer now :>


  17. Mohammed Amil Usmani (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    assalam-oolikum
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    Please help me to let me know his contact nos as soon as possible.



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