That means happy independence day. Sixty-three Sixty-two years ago today, Pakistan and India separated, leading to great bloodshed and six decades of enmity between these South Asian giants. Still, the Pakistanis seem pretty happy about the whole thing, and I went down with a buddy to Rawalpindi today to get some shots. The better ones are below.
Meanwhile, in Balochistan:
Three bombs exploded in Pakistan’s Balochistan region — one in the town of Hub and two others in the town of Mach — killing one person and wounding 18 others on Aug. 14, The Associated Press reported. Police officials said Baloch separatists are suspected of carrying out the bombing attacks.
The Balochs aren’t happy about being part of Pakistan, thanks to the colonial-style policies of Islamabad that takes Balochistan’s natural resources and funnels back jack squat. The Balochs’ fireworks on Independence Day are deadly.