Google on Sunday joined Pakistanis to celebrate the country’s 75th Independence Day by featuring historic Frere Hall’s doodle.
“Today’s Doodle celebrates the 75th Independence Day in Pakistan! On this day in 1947, Pakistan gained independence and became a sovereign nation. This public holiday also commemorates the deeds and legacies of Pakistan’s founders,” the tech giant said in a message.
The statement further said, “Today’s artwork features Frere Hall in Karachi, which was built to serve as a town hall in 1865. The historic building is now a popular tourist destination that houses Karachi’s largest library, the Liaquat National Library, with a collection of more than 70,000 books and manuscripts.”
In 1980, famous Pakistani artist Sadequain was chosen to decorate the hall’s ceilings.
“Happy Independence Day, Jashn-e-Azadi, Pakistan!,” read Google’s message.
The Independence Day celebrations started with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad, followed by flag-raising ceremonies at presidential and parliament buildings.
Many speeches on national progress are made by political leaders and televised live to the public. Festivities such as parades, firework displays, patriotic concerts and award ceremonies are also held across the country.