The first thing you must know (and I am sure you do) about Hamza Ali Abbasi: the guy’s patriotic to the core. In an interview with Something Haute, he talked about what it means to be free and why, even in the midst of issues, Pakistanis have a reason to celebrate Independence Day.
Are we free? ”Unfortunately NO, we are not yet free. Physically we might be free but mentally we are slaves. However we do have a lot to celebrate. The great ideals that our forefathers had for Pakistan and an opportunity to make them a reality. The previous generation failed, so it’s the duty of this generation. God forbid if this generation fails, then the next one must try. At least we always have a chance, and that’s what we need to celebrate.”
What are the three things today that make you proud to be a Pakistani? ”All is not doom and gloom for Pakistan; we are a politically diverse nation, we refused to become a kingdom or a theocracy, we have a thriving political culture, you can call it political division, I call it political diversity.”