Pakistanis `go green` in build-up to their I-Day
Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 15:01
Islamabad: Pakistanis are changing their display pictures on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking websites to show their patriotism ahead of the country's Independence Day on August 14.

The "Sab Green Kar Do" campaign launched by a young Lahore resident, Farhan Masood, has become a rage in the virtual world as the country gear up to celebrate its 62nd Independence Day. Pakistanis are "going green" to showcase their love for their country.

Over a week ago, Masood started urging his friends on Twitter and Facebook to turn their avatars "green", the national colour of Pakistan, in the build-up to August 14. He even offered to make "go-green" avatars with the Pakistan flag.

"I had noticed a similar display of national pride happening during the run-up to the T20 Final game. The idea is to turn the avatar panels green as we approach August 14.

Hence, Sab Green Kar Do!" wrote Adil Najam, editor-founder of a Pakistani e-zine.

"We tend to use a lot of 'green' anyhow. Invariably, we end up using green even more than usual in August. As someone who works on environmental issues, my allegiance to green is even broader than just that!" he wrote.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 15:01

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