After 7-year hiatus, nation witnesses Pakistan Day parade – silly hats, camels

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday held its first Pakistan Day parade in seven years, a display of pageantry aimed at showing the country has the upper hand in the fight against the terrorists.

Mobile phone networks in the capital were disabled to thwart potential bomb attacks, some roads were closed to the public and much of the city was under heavy guard for the event.

The annual Pakistan Day parade was last held in 2008 before authorities abandoned it because of fears it could be targeted as militants increased their attacks on the military…

Not really big news, but I can’t resist the photo, showing men in silly hats riding camels.

  • Dana Garcia

    Spats! You don’t see those every day, particularly on camels.

    • Frau Katze

      No indeed! I’m not sure where they got their costume ideas from, but it looks bizarre. Still, better than looking at Islamoloons.

      • Dana Garcia

        Yes, why shouldn’t costumes be fun?

        Drums, tassels, art deco helmets, camels with plaid neckwear! All good!

      • Minicapt

        Those are the native costumes, though probably edited for practicality by the Brits.


  • ontario john

    Oh look, Premier Wynne’s body guards at the pride parade. I hate to think what those muslim fellows on the backside of the camels are doing.

  • cmh

    Thank you, I love the photo. Much better than the usual photos running of fanatical dirty Paki’s rioting and killing. I will share this on my fb page.

  • J. C.

    So the Pakis prefer Premier drums, eh??? All the more reason to buy Tama or Pearl… 😉

    • Frau Katze

      You learn the strangest things at our blog.

  • DVult

    Where’s the bagpipes?

    • DVult

      There seems to be bagpipers everywhere. India and Pakistan have them and apparently the palestinians too.