‘Chacha Pakistani’ of Wagha Border passes away at 90 | Pakistan Today

‘Chacha Pakistani’ of Wagha Border passes away at 90

Chacha Pakistani, Mehar Din, the man who used to be Pakistan’s cheerleader at the Wagah Border flag ceremony every single day, died on Sunday at the age of 90.
He was always seen wearing and waving the Pakistani flag at the Wagha border.
Mehar Din was born in 1922 and was unmarried. While his brothers migrated to Pakistan at the time of its creation, Chacha came here post-Partition. He had no home of his own and lived with his nephews.
Chacha Pakistani’s nephew said, “Ever since we were born, we have seen him go to the Wagah Border every single day.”
“He loved military rule and disliked democratic governments,” the nephew added. Former president Pervaiz Musharraf had sent him for Umrah on a political quota. He also revealed that his uncle had no source of income and made a living out of money people would give to him at the border.
Living some 40km away, he would hitch hike to Wagah every day, getting out of one car and getting into another, even willing to walk to his destination. Chacha Pakistani had also received awards and certificates from Rangers and other officials visiting the border. Devoted to Pakistan and a true patriot, Chacha Pakistani went to the border everyday adorned in his kurta made out of a flag of Pakistan.
He had this eccentricity, his nephew said, adding that Chacha would never let the Pakistani flag touch the ground. They said he was almost scared of that ever happening. The cause of his death was unclear as his family did not have money to take him to a hospital. All that is known was that he was suffering from a fever and cough for the past few days.
Chacha’s hometown was a village in Punjab called Chandrai where he will be laid to rest, wrapped in his beloved green and white flag.



13 Comments

  1. Abdul Iqbal said:

    there will be patriots and nationalists who will die for our nation, having done soo much and for nothing in return.
    a patriot who did not receive any pay nor did he ask for…

    May Allah Sub'hana'ta'Allah bless his soul.

  2. shah said:

    it there is selfless devotion to nationalism
    it is chaha mehar ud din pakistan is proud 
    for only a few can stand in history to do so much just for love 
    pakistan was his true love
    i salute you

  3. Ali Hassan said:

    we lost a true Pakistani NATIONALIST; a true patriot

  4. Khalid Abbas said:

    We do not even go to school or to work every day.. and this old Man!!!
    Why it does always takes to have someone loose his life before we know his greatness?? Are there any more left?? whom we can thank while they are still alive and can learn from them as to what our forefathers had to lose to win a country for us….
    Please wake up!! We may now be living a posh life but our children or the grand children will suffer with what is approaching towards us.
    Ya Allah hamaray gunahon ko maaf farma, hamaray waaldain hamari aal oolad per raham farma ta kay qayamat kay din Chacha Mehar Ud Din Jannat kay border per hamara istaqbal karay… Aaameen

  5. aryanazlam said:

    He died due to lack of medical facilities. What a good nation we are?

  6. Malik Tariq said:

    May Almighty bless the soul of this patriotic and dedicated Pakistani, who spent all his love showing his love for this country, while others more privileged, and paid to serve, were indulging in selfisf pursuits of greed based corruption.

  7. Conspiracy Today said:

    Do you believe in a grand conspiracy? Do you believe Oswald acted alone?
    Do you believe that government is corrupt? If so, then to what degree?
    That may depend on how willing you are to open your eyes and mind to see.
    Why is it that the more things change, the
    more they stay the same? Why doesn’t society ever seem to grow up? Most people grow up thinking that the world is very big and we believe the world exists the way it does today because this is the direction humanity has taken and chosen.

  8. sharingan contact lenses said:

    Good post however , I was wanting to know if
    you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thank you!

  9. utep basketball said:

    When someone writes an post he/she maintains the thought of a user
    in his/her mind that how a user can know it.
    Thus that’s why this piece of writing is amazing. Thanks!

  10. paleoburnhq.org said:

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thanks, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS.
    I don’t know why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody having identical RSS problems? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  11. dominos discount codes said:

    Or you have been using them as bookmarks, toothpicks, and used gum wrappers and

    they are all over your office, car, wallet and

    purse. Even the nicest delivery area has its dreaded spots.

    On the other hand, kids can also obtain supplementary combo

    packs with the help from Dominos pizza vouchers.

    Here is my weblog :: dominos discount codes

Comments are closed.

Top