KARACHI: There are many reasons to love Google, and 170 million Pakistanis just got one more -- the Google Doodle for 14th August, the day Pakistan was founded, has been sighted on the Google landing page.
For years, countless forums have hosted hordes of discussions on why a Doodle to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day was not making an appearance. The idea was pushed in front of the team from Google, Google.org, Google Maps and YouTube that came to Pakistan last December. It was all over Twitter and emails were submitted to the Proposals link on the Doodle4Google website. Run a search on "Google Doodle for Pakistan" and you'll see how aggressive and assertive some of these requests were.
The result? The shining star that is the centerpiece on the Pakistan flag along with one of the milestone monuments, the Minar-e-Pakistan (in Lahore) will be the pride and joy for Pakistani citizens around the world.